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Discrimination is a situation in which a person or group is treated unfavorably because of prejudices, generally because they belong to a different social category, their age, their race and others. Next we will see some discriminations that happen in the daily life.

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Homework #11


An Discrimination Campaign

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GRADE: 11 Grade "B"

Date: January 26, 2017


"Discriminate" means to distinguish, single out, or make a distinction. In everyday life, when faced with more than one option, we discriminate in arriving at almost every decision we make. But in the context of civil rights law, unlawful discrimination refers to unfair or unequal treatment of an individual (or group) based on certain characteristics, including:
    Marital status
    National origin
    Religion, and
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 Direct discrimination:
Probably the simplest and most common form, this kind is an unfair treatment of another person because of specific protected characteristics, or perceived characteristic, or their association with someone with that protected characteristic.

Indirect discrimination:
Sometimes there are laws and policies that put a person in a disadvantaged position. Such policies apply to every person in that circle (school, workplace or community) but because of some particular characteristic that you have, the law hits you harder than others. If the policy makers can prove that they considered your characteristics and ended up with the policy with the least effect, it can be disqualified as discrimination.

This is an unwanted, offensive, humiliating and intimidation act directed at you because of your age, disability, gender, race, sexual orientation or religion. Harassment can be in the form of gestures, spoken or written words, images or jokes.

Sexual harassment:
This is a kind of harassment, as explained above, but sexual in nature. Sexual harassment incidents often leave you degraded, humiliated, and offended. It tends to violate your dignity and makes one feel inferior in many ways. This kind of discrimination may also come with threats and promises that make you feel vulnerable.

This is the unfavorable treatment one receives, often as a reaction to the person's claim of discrimination, or because the person is supporting someone’s claim of discrimination, or the person’s intentions about something. In an office setting, the person can be excluded from many activities as a punishment, until the person decides to leave the job at his own will.
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Example 1: Applicant 1, an owner of two dogs, fills out an application to lease an apartment from Landlord. Upon learning that Applicant 1 is a dog owner, Landlord refuses to lease the apartment to her, because he does not want dogs in his building. Here, Landlord has not committed a civil rights violation by discriminating against Applicant 1 based solely on her status as a pet owner. Landlord is free to reject apartment applicants who own pets.


Example 2: Applicant 2, an African-American man, fills out an application to lease an apartment from Landlord. Upon learning that Applicant 2 is an African-American, Landlord refuses to lease the apartment to him, because he prefers to have Caucasian tenants in his building. Here, Landlord has committed a civil rights violation by discriminating against Applicant 2 based solely on his race. Under federal and state fair housing and anti-discrimination laws, Landlord may not reject apartment applicants because of their race.Resultado de imagen para example of discrimination

How preventing discrimination in the society?

Children are never born racists or with discriminatory minds. They learn these behaviors from people and events around them. If parents or care givers tell them things that make them see people in a different light, they will grow up with that idea, and it may be difficult to correct when they are adults.

For Parents or caregivers
The greatest prevention plan may come from parents. Parents must set good examples in their attitudes, words and behavior towards others. Children are able to recognize differences and hold sectarian prejudices from the age of three.

Do not think children are too young to know about prejudice and discrimination. As children grow, speak to them about prejudice and discrimination and how that hurts people. Speak to them about the need to appreciate differences. Encourage our children to think through the consequences of prejudice & discrimination for themselves.

Learn to appreciate diversity and respect people who are different in any way. People may be disabled, transgender, dark-skin or have a different hair color. No one chose to be that way. If even people choose to believe or join specific groups, they have a right to belong and a right to believe what they want. We MUST learn to respect that, just as you would like others to respect you for who you are.