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Monday, January 16, 2012

Today's Writing Prompt: Prejudice

Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in the United States.

Write about someone you have known personally who helped fight unfair prejudice (in a small way or a big way.)

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Amapola said...

Norms of life
Prejudices accepted
Indifference darkness

Gingerlily En Thélème said...

My mom helped fight unfair prejudice in 60’s by arranging for inner-city kids to attend opera dress rehearsals of the Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center in New York. Kids who might not have been exposed to this form of music were given a chance to hear great opera singers perform in full costume. She later taught in inner city schools in Denver as a substitute teacher and passed on her love of reading. said...

The first Japanese-Americans sent to internment camps were from Bainbridge Island, Washington.

Many were US citizens and valued members of the local island community. Bainbridge Islanders opposed FDR's decision and the Bainbridge Review was one of country's only newspapers to openly criticize what was happening.

The islanders did what they could to look after the property of those taken away and when internment was over, the Japanese were welcomed back into the community. I've read that that didn't happen in many other parts of the country.

Graciegreen said...

My eight year old grandaughter fights unfair predjudice on a daily basis. Her brother also in her second grade class is Haitian. When another student said they could not possibly be "real" brother and sister she explained that she also is Haitian because her brother is her family...