A Society That Practices Prejudice Is Intolerant And Problematic For The Oppressed And The Oppressor

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A society that practices prejudice is intolerant and problematic for the opressed and dysfunctional for both the oppressed and the oppressor. The word prejudice means to have “an unfavorable opinion or feeling formed beforehand or without knowledge, thought, or reasoning ”. Prejudice can lead to and ties well with discrimination and racism. Prejudice can make a person feel terrible. It also has negative mental effects such depression, sadness, and anxiety on a person . During the time Anna moody was growing up, there were many types of prejudice. There were gender, racial, class, and many more prejudice. The main one most people know the Racial. Most white people treated blacks like they were less. White people thought that they were better humans. This prejudice became the norm and light skin black people started to think they were better than darker black people. Even though the light skin black people were being treated bad by white people they still didn 't care how hurtful it can be and they continued to treat darker blacks as less . Moody experienced this a lot. Her step mom was light skinned and also her step dad. Prejudice wasn 't only hurting people mentally. Many people were killed in the civil rights movement and before, fighting for their rights and equality.
To understand why law enforcement did not step in and stop acts of racism, it is important to look at the history of this segregation. In 1892, Homer Plessy was arrested and imprisoned. His crime was that…

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