by Clayton Hoyle. Thousands of Maine residents are required to “check the box” when they apply for work or housing. Checking the box means admitting if you have ever been convicted of […]
Welcome to our final issue of 2020, in which we look at prejudice from a variety of perspectives. Krista reveals the wisdom of the ages. Sage shows us the value of turning up the voices of color which are far-too-often muted. And Kimberly Valencia depicts a racist man in the comic who is unaware of his own ignorance, his poor spelling.
“The other kids are good to him,” the physical education teacher told me one afternoon, as I was waiting in the lobby to pick my son up from school.
“Well, that’s good to know, I guess.”
I’ve experienced age discrimination since I was 16 years old. I know that seems somewhat ridiculous, but it’s true. My first college class at SMCC was in 2017 when I was 16 years old.
I’ve been sick for the last fifteen years. When I was three years old, I was bit in the head by a tick. When I was three and a half years old I was in my first wheelchair.
Prejudice is used in our everyday life when we are saying specific things based on general observations. Several of the newspaper staffers took a perhaps more traditional look at types of prejudice. I decided to talk about bias towards certain dog breeds based on generalizations, including Pit Bulls, Jack Russells, and Chihuahua Dachshund.
In this issue on Prejudice, we look many of the different types of discrimination. We talk about age, disability, and gender bias. Our writers tackle the issues of LGBTQA equity and discrimination against convicted felons. We even look at bias towards certain breeds of dogs.
According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the definition of prejudice is: the preconceived judgment or opinion and/or an adverse opinion or leaning formed without just grounds or before sufficient knowledge. The notion of prejudice is an ever-changing ideology.
I read your last issue on Love, and it made me think of my country, Guinea. As we head into winter, I recall how the temperature in my country was so different. Imagine sleeping at night in your house where the weather is between 80 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit and you’re sweating profusely.
by Connie Clarkson In January of this year, I got the opportunity to go to the Palm Springs Film Festival with my aunt in Palm Springs, CA. I immediately grabbed the chance […]