Discrimination's True Meaning

1590 WordsJul 22, 20137 Pages
“The only difference between man and man all the world over is one of degree, and not of kind, even as there is between trees of the same species. Where in is the cause for anger, envy, or discrimination?” (Gandhi). The only difference between each person is personality; each individual has something to offer. Many people judge others based on first impressions because usually it is the only time they will see the person in their life. They usually do not want to take time out of their day to get to know the person they just have met. Appearance plays a huge part in how people will make opinions on others. Throughout history, Europeans have considered themselves superior to Africans; therefore, Europeans enslaved the Africans to do their…show more content…
The inconvenience of employers being required to provide additional costly equipment or services for a disabled person to perform a task and people’s attitudes prevent a disabled person from being successful or even hired. Society is unaware, or does not care, about how their discrimination makes the disabled person feel. For thousands of years, women have been discriminated against because of their gender. The website, Women in Society, discovered that, “Women often stay at home, cleaning, cooking and caring for their children. Although these activities are essential for the wellbeing of the family, women are often not respected for their work.” Due to this common stereotyping, men consider of themselves superior to women. In ancient Greece, only male citizens who owned land were able to vote. During Shakespearean times, female roles were given to male actors because it was improper for women to be on stage. While looking over history books, it is uncommon to see women’s achievements. “It is possible, reading standard histories, to forget half the population of the country. The explorers were men, the landholders and merchant’s men, the political leader’s men, the military figures men. The very invisibility of women, the overlooking of women, is a sign of their submerged status” (Maugham). Men believe that women are not meant to go fight; they are to be protected. The military did not allow women to fight on the

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