Friday, October 5, 2007

Prime Time All the Time?

The main focus of prime time is based on Rachel's challenge. Rachel's challenge is a program that Ms. Campbell brought to our school district. The program was based on the way Rachel lived her life. She was kind to everyone and believed if you helped one person you could start a chain reaction. Rachel was always the first to confront a new student, stand up to the bullies, and was a friend to all of those who were in need of one.

We have talked about prejudice and discrimination in Prime Time hour so far. Discrimination is unfair treatment of a person or group on the basis of prejudice. It is a type of bullying no matter how you look at it. you shouldn't judge people by what they wear, they way they may talk, or the way they look. It hurts people deep inside. Discrimination can lead to problems later in life. Take the Columbine shooting for example. Dylan and Eric were both students that got teased and picked on for who they were. If people would have shown them the kindness they show their friends, this may have been prevented. When your with your friends, people tend to think it looks cool to make fun of and tease other people. It's not. It's just plain mean.

We left our last Prime Time with a few homework goals. Go out of your way to talk to someone you normally don't talk to. Be nice to the people that get put down for who they are, and to try your best to stop prejudice and discrimination.

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