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Different Groups of Discrimination

26 Jan

1) Stereotyping: To believe that people must act in a particular manner
E.g. Chinese are smart but ugly.

2) Prejudice: Unreasonable judgment of a person without knowing the whole story.

3) Discrimination: acting on prejudice judgment where there in action

4) Bias: Can be good or bad

Different Groups of Discrimination:

  1. Ancestry
  2. Race
  3. Gender
  4. Education
  5. Sex
  6. Reverse discrimination
  7. Sexual orientation
  8. Employment
  9. Age
  10. Appearance
  11. Intelligence
  12. Perception
  13. Medical problems
  14. Nationality
  15. Marital status
  16. Background
  17. Economic status
  18. Genes
  19. Political affiliations
  20. Brand

Some Common Discriminations:

Discrimination in Gender:

Males think that they are better than females in terms of competency, culinary, education and etc.
Also, in some cases, males are paid with higher salary than females where both had done the same job.

Discrimination in Employment and Age:

People who are aged 45years or above and are jobless can’t find a job easily compared to younger generations with the same education degree. This is because some employers think that workers who are higher-aged are less capable in usage of technology and computer than the young generations. Also, they may also think that older generations have ‘old-fashion’ that would not attract customers.

Discrimination in Appearance and Disability:

Example A:
Person A: Nice-Looking and Handsome
Person B: Looks dull and ‘nerd’

Both of them went for interview together at the same company at the same time. Coincidentally, they graduated from the same university with the same grades, same age, same birthdays but different  lookings. This company Y is currently hiring promoters to promote their goods. The CEO thinks that being a promoter or salesperson, one must be good-looking and capable to persuade people. So, The CEO of Company Y decided to hire Person A but not Person B because of Appearance problems.

Example B:

Person A: Perfectly born
Person B: Born with one less arm

Both of them went for interview together at the same company at the same time. Coincidentally, they graduated from the same university with the same grades, same age, same birthdays but different physical appearance. As a biased person, the CEO of Company Z hired Person A as he is able-bodied.

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Posted by on January 26, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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