Associate Program Material
Instructor: Catherine Doyle
August 2, 2013
Write a 100- to 200-word response to each of the following questions. Provide citations for all the sources you use.
Discrimination is unfair or prejudice actions of people toward others that are categorized differently based on a persons age, sex, disabilities, religion, and race. “Discrimination does not necessarily mean absolute deprivation (the minimum level of subsistence below which families or individuals should not be expected to exist),” (Jones, 2007). There are several forms of discrimination. The work place will discriminate against a person because of their sexuality and not hire him/her because they are gay or lesbian. This is a form of direct discrimimation. “In the United States, employment laws are very strict regarding discrimination and the laws serve to protect individuals from being discriminated in the workplace. The laws also serve to guide employers on acceptable conduct for its employees with regards to discrimination,” (Admin, 2011). If a person is gay and denied employment because of his/her sexuality; this is a form of discrimination.
Discrimination is different from prejudice and stereotyping because discriminating is the actions (whether positive or negative feedback) that are demonstrated toward an individual or persons that signifies prejudism. An example of discriminating would be not hiring a handicapped person because the employer feels he/she is not capable of performing his/her duties. Prejudice is identified by one’s negative or positive attitude of groups. Example: A person(s) do not like Hispanics because they are not of the same race as they are and they feel their race is the most superior of all. Stereotyping is “a fixed, over generalized belief about a particular group or class of people,” (Mcleod,...
References: Admin, 2011: Barrier Breakers: Definition of Discrimination: Retrieved August 2, 2013 http://www.barrierbreakers.com/blog/definition-of-discrimination
Jones, G. R. (2007). Introduction to business: How companies create value for people. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill/Irwin.
McLeod, Saul (2008): Simply Psychology: Stereotypes: Retrieved August 2, 2013 http://www.simplypsychology.org/katz-braly.html
Wright, Simon (n.d.): Causes of Discrimination: Retrieved August 2, 2013 http://www.life123.com/parenting/education/social-studies/causes-of-discrimination.shtml
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