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  6 months ago

Weekend Opinions Contest -Fighting Prejudice

Hello Influencers! 

This weekend we'd like to talk a bit out a more serious topic, something that has certainly affected each and every one of you at some point in your life. 

Prejudice can have a strong influence on how people behave and interact with others, particularly with those who are different from them. Prejudice is a baseless and usually negative attitude toward members of a group. Common features of prejudice include negative feelings, stereotyped beliefs, and a tendency to discriminate against members of the group. While specific definitions of prejudice given by social scientists often differ, most agree that it involves prejudgments that are usually negative about members of a group.

Tell us in this weekend opinions contest about how you felt prejudice influenced your life and how you are nowadays fighting the phenomenon of prejudice. 

Participating is super easy, additionally it gives you a guaranteed 500 points if your comment complies with the rules, is not gibberish, or falls outside of our terms of use.

If your comment is part of out top 3 best comments (in our team’s views) you will get an additional 5000 points!

Post your opinion to this topic in the comment section below!

*Promotion Rules: Open to US and Canada only. Limit one opinion created per person. Members must post an opinion on the designated Toluna Topic for their country, and can win 500 points. Opinions must be posted by 11:59pm EST on Monday, July 30th  to be counted.  Bonus points will be awarded to winners by 5PM EST, on Tuesday July 31st, 2018, and will be uploaded to users’ accounts via external crediting. Opinions must not contain any language or image that is obscene, insulting, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, untrue, misleading or invasive of someone else’s privacy. Toluna reserves the right to review all posts for content, and withhold bonus points from any user violating the rules mentioned above. Violation of these rules, and/or the Toluna Member Code of Conduct may result in the closure of your Toluna account.


  6 months ago
Thankfully I had the experience of being in school of the 60's with all types of people of color and I never looked as them any different. At that time in high school we did have riots, as their voices wanted to be heard and I felt no different toward them for wanting to do what they felt was needed. It not only gave me the knowledge to see everyone has a voice to be heard but to be treated just as I would want to be treated and that is fairly. This lifestyle that I had in my teens gave me respect for everyone and carried out into my jobs; i.e. airlines, to be as one! There is no black and white in my eyes, I see the grey side of differences for all! If only we could bring back morals and values in today's world I feel there would be more 'respect' for each other!


  6 months ago
I haven't experienced much prejudice in my life and I do not understand why people feel prejudice towards others who may seem different from them.


  6 months ago
We should not have prejudice against people of different races


  6 months ago
I used to hold some harmful beliefs about members of the black community in Minnesota. I am grateful that I have been exposed to more diversity now that I'm older and that I have a better understanding of what people go through and that we're all just humans trying to operate in a broken system.


  6 months ago
I could never really understand prejudice people. What's thevpoint of being prejudice? To make a solid staterment about something u don't agree with? That's there either way ya look at it. Just not lighting it up in their world. Because reasons of personalized self justice live unto their reality.


  6 months ago
Prejudice has affected my life in a small way because I recognize a person that display this quality is a small person in thought and action.We first have to recognize that we were not created to display prejudice that is something taught by an individual. The bible says at Acts 10:34-35,"God is not partial, but in every nation the man who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him." That is how I feel on the subject of prejudice.


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  6 months ago
I am an Army brat and havin* lived in many places I have witnessed prejudice first hand. It has made me more aware of how I treat others. I go out of my way to treat people for who they are not based on anything else.


  6 months ago
I dont let prejudice affect me. My brother raised me to treat everyone equally and with love. She was very insistent that her children would understand that judging people was not something they would do, and she made sure that we understood why. I remember fondly a saying she would repeat to us often: "Hate begets hate; violence begets violence; toughness begets a greater toughness. We must meet the forces of hate with the power of love." Thus in turn by teaching me not to treat others this way I was able to learn not to let others treat me this way... And if they did than I simply didn't have time for them in my life.


  6 months ago
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