Harassment is unwanted behavior that is based on race, skin, religion, sex, national origin, age or health. Harassment becomes prohibited where 1) continuing the aggressive manner becomes a situation of constant engagement, or 2) the behavior is severe or persistent enough to create a work situation that a sensible person would reflect threatening, intimidating, or offensive. Anti-discrimination laws also forbid harassment against individuals in retribution for filing a discrimination charge, testifying, or contributing in any way in an examination, proceeding, or charge under these laws; or opposite work practices that they rationally believe discriminate against individuals, in abuse of these laws.
Impacts of harassment
The impacts of harassment can regularly drive the target to feel feelings of depression, low confidence, and little self-esteem. Apart from being physically wounded, they have to put up with the tenacious terror of the next occurrence, which is nearly certain to come unless interference is required. The prey’s life can turn into a desolation, and school becomes a place to be evaded. The senseless attacks can lead to moods of discouragement and embarrassment, causing loss of self confidence and self-esteem. Sufferers may experience symptoms such as headaches, stomach aches, nightmares and anxiety attacks.
Impacts on the community
Prejudice and discrimination affects our culture. It not only creates poverty, but poverty leads to corruption. Poverty also leads to a higher deficit.
Discrimination leads to an angry society that is always in conflict with one another and this may progress to outright violence.
If discrimination is too severe, there could be riots and protests.
Why people discriminate
People discriminate against others because there is somewhat odd or indefinite about the person they are discriminating against. People who look or act in a different way are often the issue of discrimination. Jealousy is also another alternative reason to why some people would discriminate against others.
Learned behavior, fear, ignorance
Environment, friends, and media
Stereotyped characteristics associated with an identifiable characteristic.
How a person can challenge discrimination
There is no certain way to fight discrimination particularly amongst your peers. However, if you confront this iniquity, approach peacefully while evading the blame game. Appreciate your audience and state your point.
Don’t correct or blame – say what is better.
Appreciate your audience. Think about your part in the position – clinical practitioner, colleague, manager – and contemplate this in your method.
The Fighting Discrimination Program’s “Ten-Point Plan” for battling discrimination was prepared to position and guide the 56 participating states of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. The Ten-Point Plan call the governments to:
The Fighting Discrimination Program's "Ten-Point Plan" for Battling Discrimination was prepared to position and guide the 56 participating states of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. The Ten-Point Plan call the governments to:
1) Acknowledge and condemn violent hate crimes whenever they occur.
2) Enact laws that expressly address hate crimes.
3) Strengthen enforcement and prosecute offenders.
4) Provide adequate instructions and resources to law enforcement bodies.
5) Undertake parliamentary, inter-agency or other special inquiries into the problem of hate crimes.
6) Monitor and report on hate crimes.
7) Create and strengthen antidiscrimination bodies.
8) Reach out to community groups.
9) Speak out against official intolerance and bigotry.
10) Encourage international cooperation on hate crimes.
Case study: Cronulla Riots (2005)
The 2005 Cronulla riots was a sequences of religious clashes and crowd violence initiating in the Sydney district of Cronulla, New South Wales, and scattering, over the next few nights, to