30 Mar
Bianca Vicente
Rowell Eusebio
Bryan Jalasco
Allen Dela Pena
Prejudice
Over the 2-day break, I watched this movie called “The Help” it is about
a young white woman who is an aspiring author who decides to write a book
about the point of view of maids, known as the help, as they serve white
families in her hometown Jackson, Mississippi. If you watched the movie, you
would see that during the 1960’s where the civil rights era began, you could
see how white people judged and discriminate based on color, race, religion,
and social status.
What struck me the most while watching the movie was the strong
personality of the main character in the movie because she was different, she
was open-minded, she opened her eyes about the situation, and because
there was a part of her that she was not like anybody. She saw how her
friends act towards their help, and she became uncomfortable with it, so she
decided to write a book about it with the help of the maids or what they call
the help. For me, this movie is the perfect example for this paper because in
this movie you could see known types of prejudice that includes: racism,
sexism, classism, religious prejudice, etc. also, I have seen discrimination
throughout the movie, and I remember one scene where in, the white people
believed that these people who served them has a disease and they want to
pass a bill that the help shouldn’t use their bathrooms because they believed
that they are dirty and they might get sick. In reality, the issue was raised
people fought for it, people fought for their rights, and it was really a big
change.
Way back grade school, we were introduced to Martin Luther King, Jr.
and his achievements, how he fought for the rights of colored people and
when racism and discrimination are talked about, he comes to mind. He was
an icon, he raised racial equality, and he was known for his speech “I have a
dream”, he fought civil rights because he believed that people should treat
was something and he still is. Prejudice is found between race, gender, class,
religion and cultural backgrounds. Honestly, we have discriminated against
others based on these attributes. Up to now, it has become a monster in
society, and it will always be a part of history. Remember, Hitler killing Jewish
people, African Slaves treated as If they are not humans, and I guess, there
are so much hatred in this world that man couldn’t stand that is why these
things are still happening.
Allen said, “Prejudice still exist. No matter what people say there will
always be and I believe there is prejudice about almost everything economic
status, religion, skin color and my opinion this is normal because people will
always judge before they actually know the truth and i also believe that this is
human nature.”
Bryan said, “I think prejudice comes from subconscious part of our
mind because it gives us that preconceived notion about certain things etc.
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