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Physical Quirks

Today in class we discussed pride. Mainly pride found among minorities. This kind of pride is accepted and encouraged, however, pride among a majority is considered laced with bigotry. Is this really fair?

Being left-handed, having blue eyes, red hair, freckles are all physical quirks. Being homosexual, female, African-American, etc. are also physical quirks. Why do they have to be pronounced and extentuated when we all have some form of them? Have pride in who you are, not what you are. Have pride in your individuality, and maybe looking at these difference as physical quirks can bring us closer together as people rather than belittling and stereotyping huge populations of people...

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