Category Archives: Prejudice

It’s what’s inside that makes it go up

When I was young, and most people believed that to have white skin made you superior to someone with black skin, a man was selling balloons at a carnival. He had balloons of various colours, which he filled with helium … Continue reading

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The high price we pay for prejudice

One sweltering summer’s day, the Cohen brothers showed Henry Ford a car, standing in the blazing heat, and invited him to test an invention they said would revolutionise the car industry. He got in, pressed a white button, and immediately … Continue reading

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Judge people by what they are as individuals

As part of an experiment, a group of white New Yorkers were briefly shown a picture of a man in overalls holding a knife and mugging another man dressed in a suit. One of the men was white, the other … Continue reading

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Transitory prejudices don’t matter

The Eiffel Tower is one of the world’s most famous landmarks. Its creator, Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, designed it for an international exposition in eighteen eighty nine. But not everyone was as proud of his creation as he was, and many … Continue reading

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