University of Phoenix Material: Appendix C, Part One

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Appendix C

Part I

Define the following terms:

|Term |Definition | |Discrimination | | | |Discrimination is the denial of opportunities and equal rights to individuals and groups | | |because of prejudice or for other arbitrary reasons. | |Institutional discrimination | Institutional discrimination is the denial of opportunities and | | |equal rights to individuals and groups that results from the normal operations of a society.| |Political correctness |Political correctness appears to refer to a way of thinking and a way of life in our society| | |that espouses sensitivity, tolerance, and respect for another's race, gender, sexual | | |preference, nationality, religion, age, physical handicap, or other characteristic, | | |especially if it differs from one's own |

Part II

Write a 150- to 250-word response to each of the following questions:

• How is discrimination different from prejudice and stereotyping?

• What are the causes of discrimination?

• How is discrimination faced by one identity group (race, ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability) the same as discrimination faced by another? How are they different?

The United States of America is a very diverse nation that has been faced with discrimination, prejudice and stereotype for the longest...
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