I do believe that we can greatly reduce the amount of prejudice in our world today, yet I do not think it will ever completely go away. Society has seemingly come to except all races, religions and genders and supposedly has acheived "politcal correctness," yet there will forever be individuals who discriminate based upon these issues. These individuals often form large groups that recruit new members to enforce their hatred of those with a certain religion or skin tone. Obviously, no one can tell these people that they can not have opinions and beliefs, for they have the right to hate whomever they like. However , I believe we need to raise our children to accept all people, no matter what God they do or do not believe in or what skin color they have. If children are raised around people who are not the same as they are then they will most likely not think anything different of people who do look the same as them or believe what they believe. If we raise our chidren to believe all people are equal from the start then perhaps prejudice will slowly disintegrate over time.
We the human race, need to focus on not judging people before we know them for who they are. Today, there are so many different people in this world who stereotype others and are mostly always wrong in their judgement. Some of us choose not to be followers but individuals. I know many white people who see a young black male standing on the corner and wearing a certain type of clothing will assume that he is in a gang and has intentions of hurting others. Or we may observe a Muslim getting on a plane and immediately assume that they are a terrorist and this individual is a successful doctor who own his own practice. How can one say such a thing when all they have seen is one's appearance? The boy standing there could be a great student in school who helps others and plans to become someone important in the future. Asians, African-Americans, Hispanics, Caucausians and all other ethnic groups "not mentioned here," need to look past other's physical attributes and start looking inside a person to see who they truly are. After all , personalities do not lie on the outside of one's body but in one's mind.
I believe people need to stop"following the crowd" and form their own opinions. We as adults, children, young, old and all the people of the world need to have courtesy and kindness towards others, no matter what. Some join racist and religiously biased group because they feel it will make their lives better. Not caring about others who will be affected by their hatred. Parents need to instill in their children the value of one treating others as they would like to be treated.
If everyone in this world had respect for one another, we would live in peace and be able to let others believe in what they wish and except that everyone is different. We need an environment that is centered around acceptance of different ways of life and cultures of others. We can start by teaching our children the hard right over the easy wrong and change our ways about acceptance of each other , effectively comminicate and learn something positive about others perhaps sometimes in our future we will be closer to accepting that a man's character is based upon the content of his soul, not his religion, gender, ethnicity or the color of his skin.