Thursday, April 7, 2011


Prejudice is inherently abhorrent to the human spirit because deep down we know the miracle of life is in its diversity, not in its separation.

         Prejudice and its entire alias’s, particularly religious, ethnic and economic can disguise itself in the illusion that one is better than another.  It can hide in the way we say words to describe others, Mexican, Gringo, Jew, Black, and even in non-personal words like immigrant and foreigner or poor or disadvantaged.

         Prejudice can also manifest in rules and regulations that diminish dignity. It manifests in actions of hatred and bigotry and sometimes in walls and fences, both real and imaginary.   A comfortable commonality for all people is found in the open front yards of our hearts, not in the walled courts of intolerance however the ego builds them or the intellect sustains them.

         We must remember that prejudice grows from many seeds, statements without truth, judgments without justice, belief without compassion, and even conversation without courtesy.

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