Essay about Discrimination Worksheet

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Discrimination Worksheet

Write a 100- to 200-word response to each of the following questions. Provide citations for all the sources you use.

• What is discrimination? How is discrimination different from prejudice and stereotyping?

Discrimination is the denial of opportunities and equal rights to individuals and groups because of prejudice or for other arbitrary reasons (Schaefer, 2012, pg. 61). In addition, it is when a person treats others unequally based on that person’s differences, or group excluding them from their rights and privileges because of others views. Discrimination can hinder a person from advancing in their life, which will affect their livelihood. Institutional
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When a child grows up seeing discrimination practiced by your parents, they will probably follow the same mind-set. Another cause is due to the lack of cultural awareness and education. There are many religions that people do not understand or believe. Without the proper knowledge of others beliefs, people tend to discriminate against others. Women tend to be discriminated against in certain cultures and, sometimes in the workplace. It may be that men want to feel superior and in charge. In addition, they may be afraid that women will do better than they will. Age and disability discrimination usually consist of being denied employment, because employers do not feel that they are capable of fulfilling the job requirements.

• How is discrimination faced by one identity group (race, ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability) the same as discrimination faced by another? How are they different?

I believe when being face by one identify remains the same as discriminating faced by another group, because both type groups are being discriminated regardless the way anyone looks at it. They both are being treated unfairly. Only way it is different is depending on the way they are being discriminated against is the way they handle the situation. By it is being in the workplace, or in public. One group may be discriminated because of their age and the other group may be discriminated because of the color of their skin.

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