April 15, 2022

Free Minds and Hearts at Work

In 1947, Jackie Robinson pioneered the integration of American professional athletics by becoming the first black player in Major League Baseball. From a This I Believe essay recorded in 1952, he discusses his fight against prejudice.
April 10, 2022

Unhardened Hearts

Kate Hutton is a high school English teacher who asks her students each year to read To Kill a Mockingbird. This year, her students were especially passionate sharing their feelings about racism, fairness, and equality, and Ms. Hutton believes there is hope for their future.
May 6, 2019

Moving Beyond Stereotypes

Several years ago, when a patient gave Chris Porter a long stare, he thought the man was judging him because of his race or his profession. In reality, the incident taught Porter himself an important lesson about prejudging people.
October 15, 2018

Being Content with Myself

Massachusetts teenager Kamaal Majeed believes being content with himself and defining his own life are more important than adhering to any racial stereotypes that his peers may try to force upon him.
April 30, 2014

It Takes Courage

One day, my school librarian asked me a shocking question. Nobody knew how to react. Most of all, they didn't even know why—why a school faculty member would even consider, let alone think, about making a racial comment towards a...
October 1, 2013

Remove a Preconception

As I’m getting older, I have lots of things, which I’m able to do: I can live alone; I can make a food by myself; I can endure difficult situations; I can decide everything I want to do; I even...
August 28, 2013

All are Equal

God created us all in his image right? So why has there always been discrimination and prejudice throughout the world based off of beliefs, religions, and even just the simple color of people’s skin? We are all human. We have...
August 20, 2013

This I Believe

Growing up, I always had a phobia of homosexuals. I always felt uncomfortable around them and couldn’t help but look away when noticing two gay males kissing and/or holding hands. Coming from a conservative, Middle-Eastern, Jewish home, I was never...
August 16, 2013

A Book Shouldn’t Be Judged by Its Cover

This I Believe ……. This I believe a book shouldn’t be judge by its cover…… it could be a book that doesn’t have the best looking cover or a really crazy maybe even a scary cover. But if you’re so...