Have you ever felt that you
were discriminated; that you just didn't belong because of
the way someone else treated you? How can we stop this
prejudice? Today many kids and adults are being treated
badly and unfairly because of their race, ethnicity,
religion, or even how they look. Yet others are trying to
prevent this prejudice and racism. Kids in particular are
trying their best to help out... although there is everyday
"discrimination" at school. Often kids feel bad about people
starving in places like Ethiopia, and have questions like:
"Why is the government spending all its money on weapons
when people in our country and outside our country are dying
of starvation and lack of shelter?" Sometimes people also
feel that since someone who is of the same race as someone
who has caused great damage, or is of the same religion,
those people are harmed and treated terribly because others
feel they should be treated that way. But back to the point,
how can we prevent prejudice?
Many people don't understand
the whole idea of prejudice. Especially kids. Kids ask lots
questions about why there is prejudice and discrimination.
"Why isn't the government spending money on the homeless?"
and "Why don't people help that man on the street?" Are some
of the questions frequently asked by kids? When someone is
different, kids can't always see that difference, and don't
understand why older people are upset by these people.
Preventing Prejudice and