Prejudice In Denver Moore's Same Kind Of Different As Me

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According to Webster’s dictionary, there are several definitions of the word “prejudice.” The prejudices we form are usually out of ignorance and fear. The book, Same Kind of Different As Me adheres to the following definition: preconceived judgment or opinion. Both Denver Moore and Ron Hall epitomized the definition of having a preconceived judgement or opinion of each other. Ron Halls’s prejudice or opinion of Denver Moore is one of a homeless person coming to the mission for another handout. Mr. Hall believes the less contact he has with a homeless person the less likely they are to infect him with a disease or ask for a handout. Mr. Hall speaks of his prejudice when he says, “We could minister from behind the rusty steel serving counter, safely separated from the customers. And we could enter and…show more content…
This is evident when he asks Ron Hall, “I heard that when white folks go fishin they do something called ‘catch and release.” Denver Moore continues to explain himself by saying, “…it really bothers me that white folks would go to all that trouble to catch a fish, then when they done caught it, just throw it back in the water.” Ron Hall and Denver Moore overcome each of their prejudices by an investment of time with one another. The time each man invested in this unlikely friendship taught Ron Hall and Denver Moore to look beyond the surface and go deep to the heart. As I read the story of Ron Hall and Denver Moore overcoming their mindsets and prejudices, I was reminded of my own story of meeting a homeless man. The story of Ron Hall and Denver Moore touched me personally because I had the opportunity to serve lunch in a
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