Essay Discrimination Worksheet

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Discrimination Worksheet

Write a 100- to 200-word response to each of the following questions. Provide citations for all the sources you use.

What is discrimination? How is discrimination different from prejudice and stereotyping?

Discrimination is in our text is defined as the denial of opportunities and equal rights to individuals as well as groups because of any arbitrary reasons or because of prejudice. Discrimination is also an action against individuals or groups that treat them unfairly based on what could be several factors such as their age, race, gender, nationality, and their sexual preference. Discrimination is different from prejudice and stereotyping because it involves and act, for example, a group of teenagers didn’t let a third grade sit and eat lunch with them based on the fact that the third grader was too young to sit with them, therefore they were discriminating against the third grader because of his age. Prejudice is kind of a first impression you have on someone based on what you have heard or what you think you know but does not necessary mean you will act differently based on what you perceive another individual to be. Stereotyping is when you categorize others based on what you have heard or what you think you know, similar to prejudice, and while you are not acting out on it, you are still judging others before getting to know them.

What are the causes of discrimination?

Some causes of discrimination can come directly from a certain individual having prejudices against another, or stereotyping another individual ad treating the other individual based on their prejudices or their stereotype. While it is not right and definitely not fair, it definitely still happens and exists in our world today. It used to be much worse when the blacks and