University of Phoenix Material
Define the following terms:
Discrimination The denial of opportunities and equal rights to individuals and group because of prejudice or for other arbitrary reasons. (racial and ethnic group, pg 81)
Institutional discrimination A denial of opportunities and equal rights to individuals or group resulting from the normal operations of society. (racial and ethnic group pg 81)
Political correctness Conforming to belief that language and practices which could offend political sensibilities should be eliminated. (Merrian-Webster)
Write a 150- to 250-word response to each of the following questions:
• How is discrimination different from prejudice and stereotyping?
Discrimination is different from prejudice and stereotyping because discrimination involves negative behavior toward an individual because the persons membership in a group. Stereotypes are generalization about the groups, which are often applied to individual group’s members. Prejudice involves a negative attitude and emotional response to members of a group. Discrimination is negative behavior. Stereotyping and prejudice are negative but do not act on the hate. They are linked together but play different roles .Discrimination can be an act from prejudice.
• What are the causes of discrimination?
There are many reasons that can cause someone to discriminate against someone. So do it because of their upbringing or societal reasons. If someone was raised in a household that was racist against a certain group of people, that child may be racist against that group because of how their parents or adults in that family felt towards that group. When society has an issue with a group of people that they do not believe should have equal rights, we can tend to go with the norm. Even thou this can occur, people can discriminate against someone...