The Consequences And Effects Of Discrimination And Its Effects On Society

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Hatred, bigotry, inequality, and injustice are all words that can describe discrimination, a conflict that has been plaguing the world for as long as we can remember. It seems that no matter where a traveler goes, discrimination follows in suit. Its an inescapable force that pursues the individual without relent or mercy. It effects society, families, and the individual in such a negative way, and creates catastrophic consequences that can burden victims for years, even decades. Discrimination starts with acts of prejudice, which then through time develops into discrimination, but it doesn’t always end with discrimination, if hatred is left to sit and fester, discrimination can turn into acts of violence, which consequently can turn into …show more content…
Throughout recorded history, people have created stereotypes, jokes that belittle a specific ethnicity or group, and have used scapegoats to justify their own indiscretions and blunders. Acts of prejudice could include the exclusion of a specific “type” of person, ridicule, or social avoidance. Schools, in particular, where bullying is not an uncommon sight in the hallways when no one is looking. Those who identify themselves with the LGBTQA community are at an increased risk of harassment in school. In addition, 86% of those who associate themselves with the LGBTQA community have experienced some form of bullying in their school. However, it doesn’t end there nearly one fourth of students ranging from elementary to high school have reported that they have been bullied in their school due to their race, ethnicity, or gender, etc. Due to these exclusions in schools, or any other public places for that matter, they have created an unsafe environment for those belonging to the …show more content…
Discrimination escalates and snowballs into segregation of the workplace, educational systems, and the home. Harassment becomes an everyday occurrence in the lives of people who are dubbed as “freaks,” or “different,” solely based on the shade of their skin, how they live, or even how they love. These stereotypes are told over and over again so often, that in some twisted way they become truth in the minds of many. After the end of the Civil War in America ended, African Americans felt relief as they were freed from the bonds of their oppressors. However, this was not case, racism and discrimination had such a firm hold on the country that laws were passed in multiple states segregating African Americans from Whites in society. By the 1900s blacks were not aloud in white specific areas, such as restrooms, restaurants, transportation hubs, and even water fountains. Segregation in America divided the entire nation into two groups. The situation was unhealthy for both party members. Blacks were being persecuted, and white children were being taught to hate based on skin

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