The Watsons Go To Birmingham, 1963 – Christopher Paul Curtis Two major themes running throughout The Watsons Go To Birmingham, 1963, are prejudice and discrimination. Write a two to three page essay talking about how the Watsons experience prejudice and discrimination. Remember that “experiencing” means that you can be either the victim or the perpetrator. Give specific examples from various parts of the book to support your argument. In your conclusion offer a suggestion as to if, why, and how prejudice and discrimination of the kind seen in The Watsons is still prevalent in the US today.