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Have you ever been prejudice against a race, religion. sexual orientation. or an

  1. pmorries profile image76
    pmorriesposted 5 years ago

    Have you ever been prejudice against a race, religion. sexual orientation. or anything else

    ...and changed your ways? What changed your mind? If you wrote a Hub about your experience, what would you say?

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  2. JimTxMiller profile image78
    JimTxMillerposted 5 years ago

    Prejudice against any people or persons is a sign of rank immaturity. I may not agree with everyone's position on any given issue, but I respect that they have every bit as much right to their opinions and beliefs as I do mine.

    1. pmorries profile image76
      pmorriesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Well said and I wish people would apply your philosophy to politics (and other issues of course).

  3. jlpark profile image85
    jlparkposted 5 years ago

    Funnily enough, I went to answer this then thought about it some more. 

    My answer is no.  Regardless of whether I agree with the opinions of some people of some religions, I do not judge a person by their religion, race, ability, sexual orientation. Whilst some may feel that disagreeing with an opinion makes me judgemental and prejudice of that religion, I disagree (hah!).  It is one thing to disagree with an opinion, it is another to judge that religion on the opinion of ONE (or more) members.

    I feel that all races, religions, sexual orientations, and abilities have something to teach all of us.  However, I am looking forward to reading what has changed people's minds.

    1. JimTxMiller profile image78
      JimTxMillerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Experience with others did not "change my mind", J.L. but confirmed what I've always believed. Living with a racist step-dad, growing up in a fundamentalist Christian sect, spending more than two years in Europe among "foreigners" affirmed my views.

    2. pmorries profile image76
      pmorriesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I was prejudice against Catholics (see below).  When I cam back to Christianity and went to a Jesuit college, I found out that Jesuits could teach me something: Not all miracles have to be large (e.g., was the Reed  (small) or Red Sea (big) split?).

  4. ahorseback profile image77
    ahorsebackposted 5 years ago

    I believe these are ingrained in all of us in at least some degree , when we  deny it that creates the problem !  Are we in cotrol of understanding and removing our bias' , thats the real question !

    1. pmorries profile image76
      pmorriesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You have written a well thought out response (and I thank you), but what is the answer to your own question?

  5. Eunice Stuhlhofer profile image60
    Eunice Stuhlhoferposted 5 years ago

    Prejudice is a baseless and usually negative attitude toward members of a group. Common features of prejudice include negative feelings, stereotyped beliefs, and a tendency to discriminate against members of the group.

    Before I became a christian, I had all sorts of prejudices against believers until I became one of them. I was humbled. I realized that some of my prejudices were projections on others. Prejudice and stereotyping is part of human thinking and making sense of the world. However, one must be cautious since what we hold as true of others due to a single experience or ignorance could be wrong.

    1. manatita44 profile image83
      manatita44posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Eunice. Very useful and honest answer.

    2. pmorries profile image76
      pmorriesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I have been  prejudice against the church in my time, and I used to love to argue with Christians...and I regret that time in my life.

    3. jlpark profile image85
      jlparkposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Arguing against Christians does not make you prejudiced against them - you don't hate them or judge them - you just don't agree

  6. manatita44 profile image83
    manatita44posted 5 years ago

    It can take subtle and unthinkable forms for the best of us.

  7. cat on a soapbox profile image96
    cat on a soapboxposted 5 years ago

    I have never purposefully dismissed anyone based on gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or religious views. I choose between those I like or not based on another's personal ethics and personality. Whether I like someone or not, I still try to be fair and civil. I have never had a reason not to be. I find it tiring to see prejudice/racism brought up constantly when it's really more of "they are people who will like you and those who won't." It's true for everyone in the world. Yes, there are narrow-minded and hateful people from all walks of life. They would  fall among those that I would not like because I don't care for unkind people. If choosing one over another shows prejudice, then we are all guilty.

    1. pmorries profile image76
      pmorriesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Your arguments are well thought out, and I appreciate you taking the time to write ma an answer to my question.

  8. CrescentSkies profile image88
    CrescentSkiesposted 5 years ago

    I'm prejudice against the Catholic church. Not Catholics in general but the Catholic church in my eyes is the most disgusting thing on the planet. But to be fair, they do protect child molesters and pedophiles...and made an official statement a while ago that it was the "child's" fault for seducing the priests...and my prejudice is 100% renewed again.

    1. pmorries profile image76
      pmorriesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I too was prejudiced against the Catholic Church , because I grew up as a Fundamentalist  ;however, later in life, I went to a Jesuit college and earned my degree. and  changed my mind. In closing, any institution that has power can become corrupt .

    2. CrescentSkies profile image88
      CrescentSkiesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      True but most institutions don't go around protecting pedophiles using God as a shield.

  9. gmwilliams profile image86
    gmwilliamsposted 2 months ago

    Don't have any prejudice whatsoever....NEXT.

 
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