24th June 2024

Reply To: Prejudice and Discrimination

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I’m really sorry for the delay. I had some problems with my internet and couldn’t upload any comment here.
As my classmates wrote above, prejudice is innate. We can always try to avoid it, but personally I don’t know a single person who isn’t sometimes prejudiced. I think there are no exact sources, maybe it is partly cultural based or as I wrote before just inborn. Referring to the article, I think it’s really common to judge book by its cover. Most of people, especially while watching tv shows, make easy assumptions based on looks. When we see person which is not really good looking, we automaticlly think that this person could’t be talented and wouldn’t become a star. It’s very wrong but really common. We simply follow stereotypes. This article reminded me of dating app called “Tinder”, there you judge people based on their looks and not at all on who they really are and for me it is a bit scary, this objectification. We decide to talk or not with someone, is this person is interesting for us, mainly based on his/her appearance. That’s wrong, but at the same time I think there’s not much we can do about it. We can always try to live without prejudice, but is it really possible to get rid of all of it? I don’t think so. Sadly, I think that Poles as a nation are very judgemental, intolerant, prejudiced and guided by stereotypes. Maybe through the years situation is getting better, but still this is a huge problem in our country. Many of the examples showed in a comic book, that we were suppoused to read, we can apply to our nation. Many times I experienced myself this judgment and intolerance, especially as a person who has been wearing glasses since early childhood, because of this I was repeatedly excluded by my peers. Kids can be really brutal, but I think that this have its source in their parents behavior or other people that are in their surronding. Also some of my friends when I told them that I’m going to study special education said “You’re really brave that you decided to work with those idiots”. This kind of behaviour, in my opinion, comes from ignorance. We are afraid of what we don’t know and hatred is a kind of weapon against the unknown.