Prejudice in “Bessise” Story and in Present Time.
In “Bessise” story, Sarah and Elizabeth Delany tell about a black college woman Bessie, and her experience of prejudice at Columbia University. Very often she experience prejudice; for example, she usually wore old clothes, but when she wore new coat her classmates started making fun of her. Another time when somebody started stealing things in school, everybody thought that she was a robber, but she didn’t steal nothing. In present time we can still observe or experience prejudice. I can observe prejudice against Afro-American, emigrants, or after September 11 prejudice against Arabic people.
In our life very often we can see prejudice against colored people. We can see it when we talk about schools. Parents in rich cities want their children to go to the best schools where there are only white children. Often when in school are colored kids they start fighting, and discriminate each other. I have one friend who is au-pair. He took care of three young black boys. The family move from New Jersey to Orinda CA. The kids started going to schools in Orinda where mostly only white people live. He told me when he picked up kids almost every week something happened. Usually the white kids attack the black boys. They have small fights or not nice conversation. Sometimes they laughed at them because they have different color of skin. This is big discrimination for three young boys. Their parents often go to school to talk with principal, but usually there is no solution to the problem , because young kids can’t understand racial issues .
Another example is prejudice against emigrants. People from Mexico can see this problem on their own skin. Very often when Latino or black people go to “rich” areas like Alamo or Danville and go to restaurant they very often don’t have the same service like white people. People know that usually Latino people are emigrants and they think that they don’t have money. I believe...