Prejudice is still prevalent in this generation, and it is one of the engines that fuels the novel to transcend time with such popularity, affecting (the) people who suffered similar discrimination presented in the story.
I just do not know if I have to use the definite articles in the given position.
The use of definite article seems justified, for it is people who suffered similar discrimination out of all usual common people.
However, the use of zero article seems more adequate when I consider that I am referring to all people who suffered similar discrimination.
I think it is just from which perspective we frame this people.
But which one should I use?