"The hate of races is not part of human nature, but rather the abandonment of human nature."

Homework # 11

Pamela Lasso                                                                             January 26th, 2017

 

DISCRIMINATION

 

Everyday we can see differences in wealth, power, and status. Some groups have higher status and greater privilege than others. This inequality in the system is what we call social stratification. In this unequal social system, there is often unfair treatmentdirected against certain individuals or social groups. This is referred to as discrimination. Discrimination can be based on many different characteristics—age, gender, weight, ethnicity, religion, or even politics. 

 

Discrimination in the workplace 

Let’s first look at where discrimination can occur. An example we notice in everyday life is salary differences! There are often obvious salary differences among across genders and race groups. In the workplace, there is sometimes wage discrimination. An example  is when an employer pays a woman less than a man for the same work. Nobody can't avoid this situacion, famous people like Jennifer Lawrence is victim of this discrimination.

Discrimiantion in sports

Is very normal that you can see sports where players are men and these has importance in the world, they have Championships and are recognized worldwide, but sports with women players appear to not exist. Why? I don't know, maybe cause people think that women aren't fit to it. 

"I can not say if women are better than men. But I can say, without a doubt, that they are not worse. "

Discrimination in housing

When seeking an apartment for rent, the landlord tells you that “no children are allowed” (discrimination based on family status) or they won’t rent to people under 25 years (age discrimination) because “they’re too noisy and won’t look after the place”.

 

 

 Discrimination in hiring

During a job interview, being asked inappropriate questions about child care arrangements if you are a parent or whether or not you plan to have children; questions about your disabilities or health limitations or problems; your age, your religion or any other personal characteristic protected under human rights; and not getting the job based solely on your answer to these questions and not your qualifications or experience.

Race discrimination 

Race discrimination involves treating someone (an applicant or employee) unfavorably because he/she is of a certain race or because of personal characteristics associated with race. And for this reason you can't get a job, you can be marginalized from society.

"I am imperfect and I need 

 

tolerance and kindness of 

 

others, I also have to acept 

 

the defects of the world 

 

and the characteristics

 

that makes us special."