December 6, 2012
Tsihugwa (Zee) KikuyuAppendix C
Discrimination it the denial of any opportunities and equal rights to groups and individuals because of prejudice or for other arbitrary reasons. Institutional discrimination is the denial of opportunities and equal rights to groups or individuals resulting from the normal operations of society. Political correctness is a term that refers to the active avoidance of expressions or actions that could exclude or offend minorities.
Discrimination is different from prejudice because it is looked at based on the individual of a certain situation. It is looked at based on the situation that is pressing at the moment and not looked at as a group. Stereotyping is different because it is based on a group of certain individuals looking at a particular situation. If a person was a member of a certain group and they were looking into a particular subject such as a Zumba class and if there wasn’t a person that had the dance coordination moves a person may stereotype that person as they don’t fit in. It takes patience with joining one of these classes. Discrimination is not a good thing and we have way too much of in this country. There are so many different types of individuals and people with attitudes that it makes it very hard for us to take sides on a particular subject. I myself struggle with this on a daily basis. I would have to say that the causes of discrimination are the schooling that one receives if they attend college, health care, type of job that they carry and how much income the person makes. Discrimination is something that we all carry inside of us but some people use it to their advantage based on their skin tone. I don’t think that is right for them to do that. People have to work in order to survive and there are some individuals that work harder than others which makes this hard for most of not to have discrimination against them. We are all basically in a...
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