Has New York City discriminated against minorities and females for almost a half a century? The local 1180 of the Communications Workers of America believe so and have convinced the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to suggest the City of New York pay a quarter of a billion dollars to its affected employees in back pay and damages. In her article EEOC: New York City Owes Underpaid Minority Female Employees $246 Million. Erin Durkin of the New York Daily News City Hall Bureau exclaims “In its decision issued Monday, the EEOC said there was evidence the city discriminated against minority women who work as administrative managers — and it could be on the hook for up to $246 million in back pay and damages.” (Durkin) Although there
“Walmart to ban woman who told customer to 'go back to Mexico,' called another the N-word”(O’Sullivan 1). This is unfortunately the headline of a recent hateful event that happened in Arkansas, United States.
Throughout history man has always felt superior to women. Though most believe that America has moved past this discrimination, it is still very much so practiced. Of course in the news we hear about how women are treated in other countries. They either work all day for the family, have little to no rights, or in general are put down. In the U.S. the discrimination may not seem as bad, but with how advanced America is, any discrimination should not be practiced. Whether it be receiving lower wages or an easy target to abuse, women in America are still greatly chastised for being who they are. Other countries not as advances as the U.S. or who have different customs provide the women their with little respect as well. They have specific duties
Lately the United States media has been focused on the unfair treatment many people receive based on their skin tone, whether it is the recent police brutality against African Americans or the focuses the 2018 presidential election has put on illegal immigration. Unfortunately the media has avidly avoided any subject that may be considered reverse discrimination also known as reverse racism. Reverse discrimination is a phenomenon in which members of majority groups receive unfair treatment in attempt to remedy earlier discrimination against minorities. Many people believe that reverse discrimination is becoming more prevalent part of modern society, by creating equal opportunity’s this issue can be easily reduced.
The first three words to the Constitution of the United States of America are perhaps some of the most famous, “we the people.” These three words connect every single American citizen, no matter race, gender, origin, ancestry, religion, sexual orientation, or social status. The country that connects us is not perfect however, and my vision for America involves changes that step towards safety, financial stability, and equality.
The example of the ban on same sex marriage in America is a prime and relevant event reflecting institutional discrimination in modern day. “Institutional discrimination permeates American systems so deeply that we may not recognize it” (Day & Scheile, 2012). Institutional discrimination enforces what is socially accepted or the social norm and same sex marriage, up until this point, had not been either. With the Supreme Court ruling in June 2015 to lift the ban on same sex marriage, the value system of many Americans are beginning to be tested. “Normatively, marriage is a social, sexual and economic relationship in which a man and a women are legally joined to found and maintain a family” (Day & Scheile, 2012). As we, being society, move
America is a diverse place full of people of all different ethnicities and sexual. However, the social division that separates Americans is a very real and significant issue today. Some of the things people struggle with because of this separation are lack of job opportunities, lower education levels, or less security than others. Every American has a different outlook on these topics, a lot of which cause problems for citizens who are seen as different or wrong. Social division in America is a major problem that needs to be addressed, especially because of the challenges that people face each day due to racism, homophobia, and wealth inequality.
The American Dream is the idea that in America, people have the ability to reach success and wealth, while maintaining a happy self and family. Immigrants from countries around the world have traveled to America, for nearly a century now, to achieve this dream of riches and happiness. The American Dream is unattainable, because the obstacles of achieving the it are larger for certain genders, races, and social classes.
Racial discrimination is one of the most prevalent issues in today’s society.8 People are always contemplating what is right, equal, fair, acceptable, and just, whenever it comes to the treatment of other racial groups in America. The United States is on one the most diverse and liberal countries in the world. The American dream is rooted in progressivism, the idea of growing ahead without growing apart. However, the American dream falls short for many minority groups, especially African Americans. Discrimination is defined as the denial of opportunities and equal rights to individuals and groups because of prejudice or other arbitrary reasons.9 According the United States Census Bureau, there are over 42 million African Americans in this country
Many people would say, “So it is possible, members of the LGBT community can successfully adopt children in South Dakota.” But that is not my point here. The fact that this community is being discriminated against in the first place is disgusting. Someone so cruel and so unaccepting of other people just because they are different than them, to so much of an extent where they are going to keep a child from finding a home, is someone that needs to be stopped. Someone who promotes this kind of behavior should not be able to be in office. They are the main reason we can not get America to see each other as equals. Starting to accept people for who they are is the first step in making America a better place to live for everyone.
For thousands of years, gender discrimination has been a problem heard around the world. It's a struggle of inequality based solely on whether you're male or female. Women are the longest affected victim of this act. They've been stamped as primarily being only housewives and mothers. Before any laws were passed against it, once a woman was married anything that belonged to her automatically became her husband's. A woman had to fight for a long time to obtain just about every right that a man did. Though it started off as mainly a problem only women faced, it not only affects females, but it now affects males too.
In 2003 the case of Goodwin v. UK was referred to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). LIBERTY intervened in this case relating to Christine Goodwin who faced sexual harassment at work during and following her gender re-assignment. She alleged that following ‘transition’ she kept the same National Insurance Number meaning her employer had ben able to discover that she previously worked for them under another name and gender.
The research bases off on surveys on how much of the general public believes Muslims in the United States face discrimination which appears to be a majority. While data also conclude that many Americans have reservations about the role of Islam in society and also argues that conflicts arise from misunderstandings. Polling conveys that half of Americans believe Islam and Muslims by media is bias and unfair.
Throughout my life, thus far I have faced little to no oppression, based off of the different social entities with which I identify. Conversely, privilege is a word that I am very familiar with. I identify with the majority of “norms” that have been set for my location, being from the small town of Bowmanville, Ontario, located in the grand country of Canada. Words that describe me include; white, cisgender, heterosexual, able bodied, upper-middle class, and a woman. This does not exhaust the terms in which I identify with, however as the list would go on, they would demonstrate a lack of discrimination, other than perhaps my gender identification; female. This however has not been a substantial obstacle for me in particular, which I will
All around the world people are being discriminated; some are discriminated because of their race, while others are because of their gender, such as women. In today world, it is no different than it was 10,000 years ago. Women are still sold into prostitution, forced to marry someone they don’t love, have no right for abortion or birth control, have little or no access to education, and have to fully rely on men. This is not fair at all, women should have right’s, they didn’t before here in the United States, but now they do (even though it still exists here). If women can have right’s here in the United States they should be able to else ware. In all discrimination against women is unfair, and unjust, because here in the U.S it is