Discrimination Essay

2072 Words Oct 17th, 2012 9 Pages
Existence of Discrimination Discrimination happens to be exhibited in many ways and different settings. Some of the reasons people discriminate are race, belief, sexual preference, employment, religion, gender, size, and even a person health status. Usually the person that discriminates has a narcissistic behavior and preoccupied with issues of power, vanity, and personal adequacy. Their disorder and ignorance of what the discriminator doesn’t understand, fuels their negative feelings. Many times the basic root of discrimination is heredity, passed down from generation to generation, which also makes it easier to keep discrimination alive. People experience discrimination in a variety of settings like work, school, church, stores, …show more content…
Discrimination also exits in area like gender. There are gaps between men and women in education around the world; “almost 1 billion adults around the world cannot read; two thirds are women” (Henslin 309). “In countries like Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nepal, over 75% of the woman are illiterate. In those countries, the highest percentage of men that cannot read is only 40%” (Henslin 309). Women are constantly neglected in the education systems, which is unacceptable. Whether it be the fact that men believe women do not deserve education, or that they just do not want to educate women, they are being discriminated against because they are not the same as men. In addition, women are discriminated against in politics as well. Throughout the world, “women lack equal access to national decision making. Except for [one nation], no national legislature of any country has as many women as men” (Henslin 309). Men may think that women do not belong in politics, but this is still an unfair treatment. This is an answer that, not even today can it be answered fully and truthfully.

The company I work for is a minority owned cable company that covers mainly Detroit and a few areas to the north such as Bloomfield Hills and Birmingham. Around ninety percent out of a little over one hundred employees are black and work almost exclusively in Detroit by choice.

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