The Effects Of Discrimination On Children And Public Places Essay

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Every child has a different experience of childhood depending on the social location the child is being brought up in. Those including women and girls and those of different race or abilities are looked at as “disadvantaged.” According to Dictionary.com, those who are disadvantged are those who are “lacking the normal or usual necessities and comforts of life, as proper housing, educational opportunities, job security, adequate medical care etc.” Different places across North America look at gender, race, sexuality and disability differently and treat those who do not fit into their expectations negatively and discriminate against them. Discrimination is someone is treated unfairly because of his or her association with a group. Discrimination occurs “when people are prejudiced or have formed their own opinion about others because of their social, political, religious, sexuality, interests, culture, traditions and so on (eSchooltoday).” Discrimination can commonly happen in schools and public places for children. In other locations, everyone is accepted with no discrimination because of their gender, race, sexuality or abilities. Growing up in a location where you are not accepted because of your gender, sexuality, race, or abilities has detrimental effects on the child’s well being. These children can grow up to have emotional, physical health problems as well as social and educational challenges in result of not being accepted.
Children learn gender stereotypes very…

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