Miscellaneous: Dignity and Rights


"All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brother hood."
~ Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Despite that lofty ideal, prejudice and discrimination continue to plague mankind. This fact reflects not only our times but also the imperfection of humans.

Nevertheless, the situation is far from hopeless. Education has been described as "the most powerful tool" in the fight against prejudice. The right education can, for example, expose the root cause of prejudice.

Prejudice causes people to distort, misinterpret and ignore facts. Children as young as three years of age can develop biases which they pick up from the attitudes, words and gestures of others.
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