Prejudice: Then and Now
By Emma Cooley
Based off of Modern Events and Third Reich Germany from 'The Boy Who Dared' by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
Discrimination- the practice of unfairly treating a person or group of people differently from other people or groups of people.
Prejudice- an unfair feeling of dislike for a person or group because of race, sex, religion, etc.
Bias- a tendency to believe that some people, ideas, etc., are better than others that usually results in treating some people unfairly
LGBT- Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender
*Definitions provided by Merriam-Webster.com
Why did I choose this problem?
Why is this a problem?
How does this relate to my novel, 'The Boy Who Dared' by Susan Campbell Bartoletti?
In the novel, Jews were being discriminated against, but Helmuth took a stand and published pamphlets (illegally, of course) to try to inform the public about what was really happening in the war and in their country. Unfortunately, this was Third Reich Germany - also known as Nazi Germany or the era of Hitler's dictatorship - and Helmuth's efforts to change things for the better ended up getting him into a decidedly worse spot.
The effects of this problem on society at that time in history
How was this issue resolved?
What is a similar modern-day problem, and how is it similar?
A similar modern-day problem is how homosexuals are being discriminated against, and how they’re unable to be married like other couples. Both of these groups, past and present, have faced derogatory remarks and were sometimes even the victims of hate speech or hate crime for their beliefs.
How is this problem being adressed as of right now?
Other Possible Solutions to this Problem that we can easily achieve
- We can be mindful of what we say. Words are powerful, and easily remembered to the one(s) receiving them if they are negative or hateful.
- We can have classroom discussions on topics that are often avoided because of their lack of Political Correctness. We can talk about homophobia and sexual identity, but also about anti-Semitism, racism, sexism, and bias in general.
One of the best solutions
European Anti-Semitism From Its Origins to the Holocaust (Unknown) http://www.ushmm.org/confront-antisemitism/european-antisemitism-from-its-origins-to-the-holocaust
Five Ways We Can End Discrimination (2011)
History of the Holocaust/Shoah: the Killing Machine (2009)
The most discriminated-against people in America? It’s people like you, of course (September 22, 2014) from - http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2014/09/22/the-most-discriminated-against-people-in-america-its-people-like-you-of-course/
No Place for Hate: 101 Ways You Can Beat Prejudice (1999)
Rory O’Carrol: I will vote to end discrimination against gay and lesbian couples (2015) http://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/rory-o-carroll-i-will-vote-to-end-discrimination-against-gay-and-lesbian-couples-1.2218568
European Anti-Semitism From Its Origins to the Holocaust (Unknown) http://main.assets.ushmm.org.s3.amazonaws.com/site/ve00073.mp4
Groups Members Most Likely to Perceive Discrimination Against Their Group (September 2-9, 2014)