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Prejudice comes in many forms. Two such forms of extreme prejudice are the Salem
witch-hunts and the Ku Klux Klan. In the colonial time, from 1700 to 1775, the Salem
witch-hunts took place. The KKK originated after the civil war and is still going on
today. These two groups based their prejudice on religious beliefs. People from many
different cultures founded our nation, which gives us a unique diversity that was and is
not always respected.

The Ku Klux Klan states they are based on Christianity and uses such symbols as the
flaming cross. Burning the cross is supposed to represent “opposition to tyranny
and obedience to God.” The KKK believes they are superior to all non-whites. The
people responsible for the Salem witch-hunts feared and persecuted those whom didn’t
share religious and personal beliefs. A way of testing your beliefs was being forced to
recite the 10 commandments without falter. Ku Klux Klan often expressed their beliefs by
putting burning crosses in non-white homes, setting homes and businesses on fire, and even
hanging non-whites. In the same way, the witch-hunts would force those who were
prosecuted to confess and incriminate, if not, they would be hung, burned, or in one case
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