We Are All Equal Before the Law Essays

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‘We are all equal before the law’. To what extent is this common statement about the law reflected in practice?

LILIAN MATOPODZI/1019138

BA HONS HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE

UNIVERSITY OF BEDFORDSHIRE

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Rarely do we have people with a disability portrayed positively unless they are very successful in whatever they are doing ,for example , sport or highly educated. Other than that people with a disability often make news when they need help and are those often in wheelchairs. Prejudice is also another form of discrimination faced by this group of people and are often treated as a homogenous group. Prejudice is having an opinion or ideas about an individual or group of people that won’t change even when there is new information. However , Giddens (2009) suggests prejudice can be both positive and negative.
The social model of disability states that the social exclusion experienced by many disabled people is not due to their impairment or medical conditions but that it emanates from institutional and structural discrimination.( Oliver,1983) The ability to obtain employment can be severely restricted by employers’ prejudicial assumptions about the types of work considered suitable for people with a disability or the difficulties involved in employing individuals with a disability. These discriminatory attitudes can prevent and disadvantage job seekers from accessing education, training or employment opportunities because of the systemic and institutionalised nature of discrimination. * Education
Segregated education and employment is another inequality experienced by people

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