24Godric Opposed Muggle Discrimination

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We know for certain that Salazar Slytherin did not believe that wizards and witches who were born of muggle parents, or “mud-bloods” as someone prejudiced like Malfoy might say, belonged in the school of witchcraft and wizardry. Whatever the reasoning for his prejudice (if you want to say prejudice has

“reasoning”), you probably already know it was over this disagreement that Slytherin ends up leaving the school, and his friends, the fellow founders, behind. However, his departure was directly because of an argument he had with Godric over the issue. Godric fiercely defended any wizard or witch’s right to achieve an education, and he would continue to fight for muggle rights within the wizarding community. Without Godric Gryffindor’s strong voice for muggle equality, who knows how Hogwarts might have ended up?

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