May 11, 2012
Define the following terms from your text book:
Discrimination| The denial of opportunities and equal rights to individuals and groups because of prejudice or for other arbitrary reasons (Schaefer, 2012, pg. 61).| Institutional discrimination| A denial of opportunities and equal rights to individuals or groups, resulting from the normal operations of a society (Schaefer, 2012, pg. 65).| Environmental Justice| Efforts to ensure that hazardous substances are controlled so that all communities receive protection regardless of race or socioeconomic circumstances (Schaefer, 2012, pg. 72).| Glass Ceiling| The barrier that blocks the promotion of a qualified worker because of gender or minority membership (Schaefer, 2012, pg. 78).| Affirmative Action| Positive efforts to recruit subordinate group members, including women, for jobs, promotions, and educational opportunities (Schaefer, 2012, pg. 73).| Redlining| The pattern of discrimination against people trying to buy homes in minority and racially changing neighborhoods (Schaefer, 2012, pg. 69). |
You can stereotype a group without showing discrimination against them. You also can be prejudice without showing discrimination but you cannot show discrimination without being prejudice. When it comes to discrimination you are acting on your feelings and thoughts; whereas, with prejudice and stereotyping these are attitudes but doesn’t necessarily mean you that you acting on your beliefs. A person can be prejudice but never act out their dislike or hatred for a group. A person can stereotype a person based on the group that they are associated with, but it can be thoughts only. There are several causes of discrimination. A person can be raised to dislike a certain group of people by their parents and other individuals. Most of these children are raised to dislike an individual or group and the...