ik zit nu in 6VWO en heb na de vakantie mijn eerste schoolexamen van Engels. We moeten een stuk schrijven over het onderwerp prejudice. Het moet een beetje iets weg hebben van een betoog of een beschouwing. Zouden jullie misschien in mijn betoog fouten kunnen aangeven? Je krijgt een bonus voor taalgebruik als je vaak woorden met ly gebruik waar dat kan en als er een goede samenhang is. Als jullie tips hebben zou dat erg fijn zijn!! Kan ik dit schoolexamen al mooi uit mijn hoofdleren Groetjes!
Is having prejudices ever a good thing? No!
Everybody has them and everybody has to deal with prejudices. Nobody likes them, but why do we have them? It narrows down the people you could be friends with, you judge people on the stereotype you have of them in your head and if you often go with your first impression it could be a difficulty for people around you. That is why I am against having prejudices.
Firstly, by having prejudices about people, you shut yourself down from having many social contacts. For example, you do not want to interact with certain children from your class, because they are not how you would identify yourself. That is why you would not make contact with them, but maybe those children turn out to be different than you would have thought in the beginning. Thinking this way may have cost you good friendships. That is why you do not need to jump your conclusions.
Secondly, by thinking of people in a certain way, you put them in boxes. Often people are judged on their looks and on their origin, but these things do not say something about how they really are. For example, not everyone who is Moroccan, is a criminal. Unfortunately a lot of people assume this on previous experiences. Now every Moroccan has to deal with these negative expectations people have of them and need to put a lot of effort in convincing people that they are not what people think. Having prejudices of people can make their lives more difficult.
Thirdly, the prejudices people have are often false. That means you have to adjust them at a certain point. Sometimes it is not so easy, because some people do not change their mind. For these people obtain they need to be proven wrong. If this does not happen, it can be harmful for the people who have to live with these judgements. For example, if a judge would base his verdict on prejudices, a lot of people would be in jail for no reason. This is why you need to be open minded .
In the end, nothing good comes out of having prejudices. They make you less likely to socialize, you form stereotypes in your head and they are rarely or never true. That is why I think we need to stop having them. So think in your life with a clear mind.