"Reasoning against a prejudice is like fighting against a shadow ; it exhausts the reasoner without visibly affecting the prejudice ; arguments cannot do ..."
"Linlam, that's because the bullies who used to pick on black or Asian kids realised they'd have to move on to more politically "acceptable" targets. I've even heard black kids slagging off "ginger nuts" - so much for a tolerant society. Prejudice is like a parcel that people pass around. Someone is always getting it."
"The answer is that racial prejudice is like a viral disease, a plague on our society with long term harm being apparent. We are wasting valuable resources by keeping blacks (and other "minorities" such as women) from contributing to our future."
"Pastor Steven Furtick, lead pastor of Elevation Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, believes that prejudice can destroy people's lives. He encouraged Christian parents to reflect on the things they pass on to their children because prejudice is like a "poisonous snake" that can damage their way of living."
"Prejudice is like war and death. Everyone always fixates on the negative aspects of it, and thus fails to realize the many situations where it's actually a positive."
"Examined prejudice is like the Giant's Causeway. It is a pattern, and then there is the sea."
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