Essay on Discrimination in America

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According to research that has been conducted by The Indiana Civil Right Commission (2012) between October 2010 and October 2011, 58% of participants experienced some sort of discrimination. Discrimination can be defined as treating people differently, negatively or adversely without having a good reason. It is an act making distinction in favor of or against a person based on their group, class or category. There are four major types of discrimination which are gender discrimination, racial and ethnic discrimination, age discrimination and disability discrimination.

The first type of discrimination is gender discrimination. Gender discrimination involves treating someone unfavourably because of the person’s particular gender. There are
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Unlike person with male and female sexuality, transgender person faces discrimination in meeting their basic needs. For instance, getting a job, housing, or health care or in having their gender identity respected such as in the simple act of going to a public restroom because of their confusing appearance.
The second type of discrimination is racial and ethnic discrimination. Racial and ethnic discrimination defined as treating someone unfavourably since that person is from a certain race or due to personal characteristics associated with race such as, hair texture, skin colour, or certain facial features. In addition, it is also defined as unequal treatment of people based on the fact that they belong to a certain ethnic or national group, placing a person in a different position on the basis of religion, or nationality.It involves both colour difference and stereotypes.

Colour discrimination involves treating someone unfavourably because of skin colour complexion. It also can involve treating someone unfavourably because the person is married to or associated with a person of a certain race or colour or because of a person’s connection with a race-based organization or group, or an organization or group that is generally associated with people of a certain colour. Discrimination can occur when the victim and the person who inflicted the
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