Aids Essay

957 Words Mar 16th, 2016 4 Pages
Effects of discrimination

Marginalisation - The process whereby something or someone is pushed to the edge of a group and accorded lesser importance. This is predominantly a social phenomenon by which a minority or sub-group is excluded, and their needs or desires ignored.

This is a result of discrimination because the individual feels like they are being pushed out of the group and are treated differently due to protected characteristics and therefore in the end they actually will be marginalised and excluded from society.

Disempowerment - to cause (a person or a group of people) to be less likely than others to succeed : to prevent (a person or group) from having power, authority, or influence

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Because Gemma has scars and acts differently to other students in school she is isolated from social groups and is discriminated against because of her differences and ends up being an outcast.

Effects of discrimination
Links to marginalisation because she is made to feel less important because of the fact that she is labelled and is therefore marginalised from social groups within school.

Links to disempowerment because she has had the ability to fit in and be socially accepted within school removed from her therefore she will become disempowered.

Links to low self -esteem and self - identity because she has been labelled as an attention seeker and will therefore eventually believe that she is actually an attention seeker and that she has made her condition up. Her self esteem will be very poor after a period of time and she will begin to think bad of herself because everyone else thinks bad

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