Monday, January 18, 2010

You and Your World: Prejudice

Are you the victim of prejudice in your world? If so, why? What do you do about it?

Have you witnessed others being discriminated against? Do you try to put a stop to such behavior?









Today, let's share our experiences with discrimination, whether against us or others.

28 comments:

Aidan said...

I guess it might be prejudice, how the other rangers look at me. I know what they're thinking. I'm too young to give orders. I know things and I won't share. I don't trust them.

But is it really prejudice if they're right?

Candy said...

When I was Goth people treated me differently; stared, pulled their kids away on the street and seemed scared. Teachers blamed me for any trouble in class and I suppose that could be called prejudice but it's what I wanted. I stood out and was important. It felt so much better than before when I was unnoticed and nothing.
I stopped wearing Goth stuff the other day and now being unnoticed feels good.

Aidan said...

I wish I could be unnoticed, Candy. Too tall I guess.

Marc said...

Too tall. That's rich.

Er, Adonis? Modesty does not become thee.

Faldur said...

The regular soldiers don't care for the Rangers much. They think we are pale imitations of the real thing.

I'd like to see one of them find their way home through the mountains, or dispatch a nightstalker.

Nevin said...

I was quite surprised at the reaction of some of our fans to the news that I'm a fairy. I endured some terrible harassment and was beaten up!

I still don't understand what humans have against fairies.

Ricky said...

They thought you were a different kind of fairy, Nevin. But that still doesn't make it right.

Vic said...

Well, I get tired of the prejudice I encounter in the human world. So what if I lurk by night and suck blood? That doesn't make me evil or give humans the right to judge me.

Ginger said...

Aren't fairies cute little people with wings who make wishes come true? How could anyone not like them?

Nevin said...

That's what I said, Ginger. But Ricky says the young men who attacked me did it because they thought I was gay. I still don't understand, though. What's wrong with being happy?

You humans are mostly a nice bunch, but some of you are very puzzling.

Nutmeg Cross said...

That's the thing about words, Nevin. They have so many meanings - some better than others. I used to think "gay" mostly meant "happy," too. That's what happens when you're home-schooled, I guess. I mean, Dad taught me the other meaning, too, but it was only when I got around other kids that I realized most folks don't use it to indicate happiness - and they didn't always say it in a nice way either. What small minds some people have.

Indigo Cypress said...

Well, Meg, small minds are everywhere. Look at us - while we've been on the road, we've met a few folks who didn't approve of our mixed-race pairing. I'd certainly call that prejudice.

Olivia Harper said...

I'd call that prejudice, too, Indigo. But not everything is true prejudice. Take Vic for instance - is it really prejudice that humans don't like him for what he does? Just because he only sucks blood for sustenance doesn't make it any less wrong when he kills someone.

Sorry, Vic, but it's true.

Devi Marconi said...

I'm just happy that Ruby Hollow isn't a prejudiced place. So many different races, religions, and personality types coexist here - tolerance is in great supply. Which wasn't always my experience when I lived in Kentucky and Louisiana.

Gabby said...

Prejudice? Maybe I saw a bit myself when other Jamaicans looked down on my dad just 'cause he was blacker than them. Mom was light brown so it kind of evened out with me. In New York people just took one look and figured I was waiting to cause trouble or steal something. Of course, they were right but isn't it prejudice when I hadn't done it yet?

Vic said...

You're exactly right, Gabby. Same thing happens to me all the time for being a vampire.

I never kill anyone on purpose. That would be stupid. If I kill my meal source, where will I feed next time?

Humans make all kinds of wrong-headed assumptions.

Bo said...

Well, I'm not prejudiced. Male, female, old, young, any color at all...I don't care. You just have to be in the mood for fun.

Vic said...

Give me a break, sleazy. You only like humans, so you do too discriminate.

Bo said...

Jealous that I've never asked you, Vic?

Vic said...

Get away from me, you indiscriminate, sorry excuse for a demon! Ugh! Your type gives me the creeps.

Bo said...

Who's prejudiced now? Just as I thought.

Marc said...

I'm on, Bo. But I'm pretty sure we already discussed that demons don't really do it for you.

Human people are funny about blood, I've found, Vic. It's not you. It's them.

Aidan said...

Marc!

Marc said...

Don't be such a prude, Aidan. It's just sex. And it's fun.

Aidan said...

It's not that. Dude, your girlfriend is my SISTER. Sheesh.

Marc said...

Ah, yeah. Her.

Marc said...

OW. Lucy! C'mon, it was all in fun...

Olivia Harper said...

You demons are a funny breed. Seems jealousy and prejudice are present even in your world.

And I still stand by my earlier point, Vic. Perhaps you don't KILL humans (at least on purpose), but that doesn't mean we don't have reason to be wary.