Discrimination Essay

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The topic of discrimination can be a very sensitive one to discuss. The world has always, and probably will always be faced with this problem. In all countries there is most likely at least one type of blatant discrimination that affects different groups of people.
There are several different definitions for discrimination. The definition given in class is: the denial of opportunity, and/or equal rights towards a certain group of people. I believe that this definition is 100% correct. I think that discrimination is the denial of opportunity or equal rights toward a specific group of people. I also believe that discrimination is not just towards blacks, or any other minority groups specifically. I will also
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This is a perfect example of the status conscious theory. I believe that this type of discrimination is based mainly on the stereotypes that we place on certain groups of people; in this example, we might think that this group of teens are in a gang. Defined, status conscious is the consciousness and awareness of a minority group with which one comes into contact.
The final theory is the social distance discrimination theory. Stated, it says that discrimination may be the result of the location or distance put between two groups of people. An example of this would be a family living on the "wrong side of the tracks." This family may get treated differently than another family due to their geographic location.
America has always had its share of problems when it comes to discrimination. It seems like almost every time that you turn around, another lawsuit is being filed against some corporation for discrimination.
The U.S. government has made attempts to help with this discrimination. Things like "affirmative action" have been put into practice in order to cut down on this discrimination. However, in my opinion, affirmative action has done nothing but make this problem worse. It does, in fact, help out some minority groups, but on the other hand, I believe that in some cases it ends up discriminating against the majority. It seems that most affirmative actions we read about occur in universities, making it appear that

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