Treasure Island

Eric Cockrell


How Do We Deal With Prejudice?


even those of us who've worked very hard
at not being prejudiced, have some type of
prejudice remaining. for example:
it could be prejudice by color, over religion,
over political views, concerning sexual orient-
ation.... prejudice against those who have money,
or those who dont! ...etc.
all prejudice is wrong by nature, most of it grounded
in the 'self'... in our own irrational fears, and our
stubborn streak of ignorance....
it's always taught, but doesnt have to be allowed!
it ofen hides under the banner of morality, or the
flags of patriotism...
we battle prejudice by being open minded, being
willing to listen, and learning to see ourselves
in other people...
if we say we have no prejudices, we have lost,
and prejudice has us bound.
if we admit our prejudices, name them, look at
them with naked eyes and resolve, then we're making
headway....
prejudice in the end is humanity failing to be human!
being human is a 24 hour a day,7 days a week job!

Submitted: Friday, November 25, 2011
Edited: Friday, November 25, 2011

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  • Colleen Courtney (6/8/2014 12:06:00 AM)

    Wow! This poem made me stop and think about it's message for a bit and now that I have, I find there is a lot of truth in his words. A nice lesson piece which all can learn a little something from. (Report) Reply

  • * Sunprincess * (6/7/2014 9:49:00 PM)

    ..............this is truly a great write....and every word is true....but I have no answer for the question.... (Report) Reply

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