Definition Essay: Hate, Prejudice And Racism

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Hate. By dictionary definition, hate means to feel intense or passionate dislike for someone or something. I don’t think anyone can deny that the world has too much hate in it. But why? Why is there so much hate? Do people think of themselves as superior? In a way, its because of people’s differences. I’ve learned to accept people- put aside their differences and not be as judgmental. When I searched the word “Hate” in google images, the two problems that occurred way more than anything else was homophobia and racism. For most people, homosexualtiy doesn’t agree with their religion. I am a Christian, but I still accept gay people. Let them live their life the way they want to. People try to use scripture as their excuse for hating on homosexuals,…show more content…
People can say racism is dead in America, but their ignorance covers up the fact that it is still alive and well. A more recent controversial topic of racism has been the confederate flag. It was originally a sign of the rebels and the Confederate army. Today, it is seen as a symbol of white supremacy and pro racism. The flag has been popping up in hillbilly yards, Trump rallies, and even in a truck in Central’s parking lot. There really is no explanation for displaying a flag such as this one except for pure racism- to show their “white power”. Another recent racism problem has been racism towards the middle east. Many stereotype Muslims into the category of terrorists. The fact is, these terrorist acts are done by Muslim extremists. Studies show that only 15% of the world’s Muslim are radical. Not even many of them even act on their ideas. Certain people are so concerned with the deportation/banishment of Islamic people that they are oblivious to those who are good people. Ignorance. Hate. For my visual, I looked up the word hate on google images. After I got past the clip art and memes, these are the first nine pictures I saw. I’d like to point out Donald Trump is in the middle of Mussolini, Hitler, and a member of the KKK with a burning cross in the background- Three main points of hate. And he’s the future? In conclusion, Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do

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