Speech On Race And Religion Essay

722 Words Oct 13th, 2015 3 Pages
In the wise words of the famous philanthropist and politician, Nelson Mandela: "No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite." Anyone has the ability to learn more about a different race or religion through the power of books. When you read books dealing with race and religion you get a different perspective and a better understanding, expand your knowledge, become less ignorant, appreciate humanity more, and have more opportunities to find a new community. Even though you may not realize it, our knowledge on race and religion can be often limited by our own experiences. For example, a person in one race or religion wouldn’t really be able to understand what it’s like to be another person in a different race or religion. But through books that tell a story of what it’s like to be in a certain race or religion, one could get a whole new perspective. You might be surprised to find how one race or religion can correspond to your own and then feel less alienated from it. When you learn about the adversities that someone goes through because of their race or religion it opens your eyes to things you may not have thought of before. You then develop a whole understanding and appreciation for those who go through a hard time because of circumstances they are born into…

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