The problem with society today and in the past is that we cannot accept that we are all different. Every day ,every hour, minute and second people are being abused through discrimination. Discrimination means, the unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people, especially on the grounds of race, age, or sex (source- Google dictionary). People who look or act differently are often the subject of segregation and their crestless are the ones that are led by Ignorance and stupidly.
Inequality is unavoidable and takes on many forms such as: Religion, sex and race which are the main targets of discrimination. Sexism is unfair treatment based on a person’s sex or gender. Sexism is a popular point for segregation. Mostly because women are the ones being criticized since the early ages and till now and It Is very rare for a man to be subject of discrimination. It has been said that women are far more Inferior then men. The mall points that men use for an excuse as to why women are inferior are: they’re weak, not strong, they bleed between their legs’, are small and they have to go through childbirth.
Around me I saw women overworked and underpaid, doing men’s work at half men’s wages, not because their work was inferior, but because they were women. ” ?Anna Howard Shaw This quote is an example that in-between the 1 8th and 19th century women were treated unfairly and were paid less than a man’s wage, Just because they were women. Men believed back In those days that women shouldn’t get paid the same amount as they get. “Scout, I’m telling’ you for the last time, shut your trap or go home ?l declare to the Lord you’re getting’ more like a girl every day! With that, I had no option but to join them. (source- To Kill a Mockingbird (ATTACK)by Harper Lee) This is an example from the book ATTACK’ where Gem says to Scout that she is acting like a girl because she keeps on whining that they should go back home. To not go to the Raddled place to try get a sneak on Boo. This goes to show that sexism Is unavoidable and Is used In everyday life. Religious discrimination involves treating a person (an applicant or employee) unfavorable because of his or her religious beliefs. Some religions include Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism etc…. NY religions have suffered over the years because of controversy, which religion Is right? How do you know If there Is a God? Where is the proof? These are just some of the questions that are argued and people are segregated over. Some people blame religions and people of those religions for what history has done to the world. “It’s no secret that, after 9/1 1, a wave of anti-Muslim bigotry washed over the country. A number Muslims or people perceived to be Muslims have been violently assaulted; and scores of mosques and Muslim graffiti to arson and firebombing”. (source- Heather L. Weaver, UCLA Program on Freedom of Religion and Belief).
Ever since 9/11 Muslims in particular are suffering from today’s discrimination against the allegations set against them for the bombing of the twin towers. There were many theories as to why Hitler despised the Jews, however we will never know. It is not know the exact death toll of how many people were killed, during World War 2. But the estimate is around 11 million people. 6 million Jews and 5 million people who were of a different race, different religion, handicapped, gypsies and homosexuals. ( From Chapter 1 in R. J. Rumen, Demoded: Nazi Genocide and Mass Murder, 1993). In the town of Macomb there was also religious discrimination.
In Chapter 5, a wagon of Fundamentalists harangue Miss Maude for growing flowers and not spending enough time reading her Bible… The foot-washers thought that she spent too much time outdoors and not enough inside the house reading the Bible “Some of ‘me came out of the woods one Saturday and passed by this place and told me and my flowers we were going to burn in hell?… Thing is, foot-washers think women are a sin by definition. They take the Bible eternally, you know'(chapter 5 To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee). Discrimination takes on many forms in this particular case religious discrimination.
Where you go there will always be segregation against religions. Racial discrimination or racism is discriminatory or abusive behavior towards members of another race. All people from all over the world no matter what their national, cultural or religious background have a right to feel safe, respected and part of the community in which they live. Since the early 1800 hundreds many African American’s were slaves and were the main subject of discrimination. People thought that they were an abomination, ‘God’s mistake put on earth’ they were looked different, they were ‘black and they were slaves.
That is how segregation to the African Americans came to be. During the sass’s African Americans put their foot down and had the courage to speak out and fight against racism. “l have a dream that one day little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls. ” ? Martin Luther King Jar. , I Have A Dream In this quote martin is telling us about what he hopes will come true for his children in the future. That everyone will e equal and that his children we befriend white children. That racism will be abolished. As you grow older, you’ll see white men cheat the black men every day of your life, but let me tell you something and don’t you forget it – whenever a white man does that to a black man, no matter who he is, how rich he is, or how fine a family he comes from, he is trash. ” ? Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird. The entire town seems to turn against Tactics and his children because he is defending Tom Robinson ‘laming for a Niger’, a black man accused of attacking a white woman. The act that adults and children are attacking Scout and Gem with words and fists demonstrates how deeply rooted racism is in the town of Macomb.
In this passage Tactics is telling scout about how there is no equality in society and the injustice of the African Americans in their time. The fact that people have the audacity to be racist continuously surprises me. You’d think after all these years racism would be that awareness wrong. So it Just goes to show that some people are capable of racial segregation and is unavoidable anywhere you go. Prejudice is spread out and you cannot escape it, it is all around you, and you would always be a victim of some kind of prejudice.
That is why we should discuss discrimination in every area of our lives to find solutions to this problem. Racial, sexism and religious discrimination are Just some types of discrimination that occur during daily life. Discrimination education would be a good tool to make people more aware of the negative impact of discrimination on society. All people around the world should be made aware of the causes of discrimination. We should discuss discrimination in every area of our lives to find solutions to this problem.