The Effects Of Discrimination In Schools

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Discrimination is a treatment or consideration that we make in favor of or against, a person or thing based on the group, class, or category to which that person or thing is perceived to belong to rather than on individual merit. People will discriminate against individuals and groups of people. It can be for their hair, skin color, eye color, language they speak, or anything else that makes them slightly different from our group. The special needs community is one group that is a great example of this. We see the special need community, poor individuals who need help with everything. Individuals who need help coping with daily activity for example making breakfast or using any heated material because we do not think they are capable of achieving …show more content…
High school is not the best part of life but it is essential. It’s where we are supposed to figure out who we want to be what we want to do. Teens with disabilities have a hard time fitting in with the cliques that form in school from the jocks to the Goths. According to Social Relationships Among Adolescents With Disabilities: Unique and Cumulative Associations With Adjustment, Longitudinal Transition Study-2 revealed that social skills are a highly problematic area for students with disabilities, with over 80% reporting low to moderate social skills and just one in six reporting high social skills. Moreover, between 1987 and 2003, approximately 28% of students with disabilities and 44% with emotional disturbance dropped out or were expelled from high school, and two reasons cited for dropout were dislike of school 36% and poor relationships with teachers and peers 17%. Although youth with disabilities often experience greater difficulties in school than do normative peers, these findings highlight the importance of social relationships and the potential negative consequences associated with negative social relationships in school settings. One example for me would be back in 2010 when I was a junior, there was one special needs young male who was probably a freshman, it was his first year and he was excited for this new experience. He had to wear a helmet because he would get seizures at random times. …show more content…
We see less and less people with disabilities in the workforce or work areas. Why? We don’t think that people with disabilities are good enough to run multibillion corporations because they are stupid or idiots. They can’t even get jobs working at fast food places for the same reasons. We have pushed this community so far down that they have to depend on someone else for the rest of their life. Their cognitive development gets ruined during those high school years; instead of learning and showing what they are capable of they get bullied and discriminated against. Life is harder for anyone, and people with disabilities but it also makes it that much more enjoyable for them because when given the opportunity they can surprise

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