Discrimination Essay

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Existence of Discrimination Discrimination happens to be exhibited in many ways and different settings. Some of the reasons people discriminate are race, belief, sexual preference, employment, religion, gender, size, and even a person health status. Usually the person that discriminates has a narcissistic behavior and preoccupied with issues of power, vanity, and personal adequacy. Their disorder and ignorance of what the discriminator doesn’t understand, fuels their negative feelings. Many times the basic root of discrimination is heredity, passed down from generation to generation, which also makes it easier to keep discrimination alive. People experience discrimination in a variety of settings like work, school, church, stores,…show more content…
Discrimination is not visible to everyone, but mostly visible to the discriminator and the victim. I have been discriminated in many areas of my life. For instance, at work I was discriminated against because of the color, title, and personal appearance. One time, I had a patient tried to scratch me, and called me a nigger because I’m black. Not once did I disrespect her or mistreat her, but she thought she had the right to say negative words to me, and physically harm me because of the color of my skin. She knew nothing about me except that I was a black woman. The opponents would say that the patient might have behaved like this because she might have had a bad experience before. I would say that a bad experience might not lead a patient call me a nigger, nor would she try to hurt me.

Discrimination also exists in a racial sense. A study was created in 2002 to study discrimination in the job market. “Researchers sent out 5,000 resumes in response to help wanted ads in the Boston and Chicago Sunday papers. The resumes were identical, except for the names of the job applicants...Although the qualifications of the supposed job applicants were identical, the white-sounding names elicited 50 percent more callbacks than the black-sounding names” (Henslin 359). The employers did not look at the resumes properly, and only focused on the names of the applicants. This demonstrate that blacks are prejudged and
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