Racism And Unneeded Hatred And Its Effect On Society Essay

1896 Words Dec 16th, 2014 null Page
From the dawn of humanity and to its dusk, one of the largest factors hindering progression of civilization as a whole is the prejudice and unneeded hatred that is common throughout the world. To our own demise, the thing members of this race are best at is finding new attributes to set other members apart. In arrogance, humans prioritize their own selfish need for superiority and by default a certain number of others to feel inferior. There are innumerable way which can determine who is on the inferior side of the coin, one which has been flipped hundreds of times throughout the brief history of man. Whether one is is black or white, male or female, homosexual or heterosexual, educated or unschooled has all come into play in the fight for who is considered equal. Even in the U.S’s relatively brief history, a war has been fought over conflicting ideologies of who, in this land of liberty, deserves the freedom which white males have predominantly always had the right to. As the reconstruction has shown, this road on the way to equality is not an easy one, and took multiple generations to even reach a point that resembled fairness between people of different races. Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter is a classic example of this prejudice in a time when incessantly force-feeding the same ideas to everyone was not only acceptable, but encouraged. Hester Prynne is the protagonist of the story who, when she just couldn’t seem to keep her legs shut, got pregnant and her…

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