Discuss the difference between individual and institutional discrimination and give an example of each. •
Individual discrimination involves negative attitudes and beliefs that people hold about specific race/gender group/ethnic etc. The assumption that a certain race, gender group is intellectually inferior or incapable of certain achievements. (DeVito, 2013) I went on a vacation in Africa with white friends and I realized that every place we went I was treated different by those that offered us services; because most people in Africa think that all white tourists have a lot of money and usually the black people with them are their tour guides. At one time we went to a Casino which had a dress code; they went in first because while I was trying to find a parking space, when I tried to get in the Casino, I was stopped by the security because I was wearing shorts, but all my other white friends were wearing shorts as well and nobody stopped them, when I asked why I was stopped, one of the security guys explained to me that white people spend more money and they were an exception to the rule. I called my friends and explained to them what had happened and we went somewhere else. For the record I had more money than all these guys but the security guys stereotyped me, something that see everywhere in our daily lives •
Institutional discrimination occurs when that negative or unfair treatment takes place at an institution. An example is when women were not able to perform certain roles in the military or when the military had a don’t ask don’t tell policy that prohibited any homosexual or bisexual person from disclosing his or her sexual orientation or from speaking about any homosexual relationships, including marriages or other familial attributes, while serving in the United States armed forces How can institutional discrimination be overcome?
*Institutional discrimination can be overcome if we recognize that barriers sometimes exist in ourselves and...
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