Prejudice, Stereotyping and Discrimination in Mauritius

Topics: Discrimination, Racism, Race Pages: 14 (4130 words) Published: April 25, 2013
Prejudice, Stereotyping and Discrimination in the Mauritian Society GOOSKHAN Souhaylah

2013

MAURITIUS

Prejudice, Stereotyping and Discrimination in the Mauritian Society

Table of Contents
Mauritius as a Multi-ethnic Island .......................................................................................................... 3 Prejudice ................................................................................................................................................. 4 1. 2. 3. 4. Racism ......................................................................................................................................... 4 Sexism ......................................................................................................................................... 4 Homophobia ............................................................................................................................... 5 Ableism........................................................................................................................................ 5

Stereotyping ............................................................................................................................................ 5 Discrimination ......................................................................................................................................... 5 Social Exclusion in Multi-ethnic Mauritius .............................................................................................. 6 Local Governments ................................................................................................................................. 6 Equal Opportunities Act .......................................................................................................................... 7 Inequality in Employment ....................................................................................................................... 7 Gendered Poverty ................................................................................................................................... 8 National Human Rights Commission....................................................................................................... 8 Ways to eliminate stereotyping .......................................................................................................... 9 1. 2. 3. 4. Stereotypes in Schools ................................................................................................................ 9 Stereotypes in Workplaces ....................................................................................................... 10 Stereotypes at Home ................................................................................................................ 10 Stereotypes in the Media.......................................................................................................... 10

Ways to eliminate discrimination ..................................................................................................... 11 Conclusion ............................................................................................................................................. 12

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Prejudice, Stereotyping and Discrimination in the Mauritian Society

Mauritius as a Multi-ethnic Island
Members of different ethnic groups in Mauritius have always been blaming the Government for failure to satisfy their ethnic group requirements. There is often shifting of blames at all levels when things do not work. More than forty years have passed since independence and there is the perception that we have failed to build a nation. People still put their ethnic identities before their national identities today. The few who claim to be Mauritians complain that their demands are rarely met by authorities. In one way or the other the majority of our population is of opinion that leaders are not...
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