Discrimination Essay Topics

110 year-old fights back against discrimination

Yesterday in Monroe, Louisiana, along the Mississippi River, Miss Jane Pittman, a 110 year-old black woman, became the first to drink from a segregated water fountain. The water fountain labelled, “WHITE ONLY”, was located outside of City Hall, and was guarded by security at the time. “We didn’t stop her because she was so old… View Article

Prejudice and Discrimination

Prejudice Prejudice is defined as ‘thinking badly about other people without sufficient reasons’. The word ‘prejudice’ means to prejudge. This means that we judge before we know someone or before we even meet them. Discrimination Discrimination occurs when people are treated badly by others because off prejudice. Discrimination is not always a bad thing however…. View Article

Comparison of the discrimination

To conclude this comparison of these two groups, the Dalits in India and the Indigenous Australians, I believe their situations can be linked and related to. The Dalits in India are regarded as the lowest of the low and are treated like “rats”. They are not given proper education and healthcare and not allowed to… View Article

Discrimination in sport

The Project to Eliminate Homophobia in Sport is a collaborative effort involving seven leading national organizations and is designed to create an educated public that respects all athletes and sports-affiliated personnel regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity/expressions. The Project has four main goals: EDUCATION Educate athletes, their parents, guardians, coaches, administrators and the public,… View Article

Three theories of economic discrimination

As early as Ancient Greeks distinguished between ‘superiors’ and ‘inferiors’ and the latter were regarded as slaves who were happy to work under the supervision and for the benefit of the former (1, 2005).             Still discrimination remains an issue of the day and gives rise to numerable disputes. Though terms have changed  (for example,… View Article

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

In 1964 the Civil Rights Act was passed. In that bill was a section entitled Title VII. Title VII prohibits discrimination based on race, national origin, color or sexual orientation. Under Title VII it is unlawful to intentionally discriminate against any part of the employment process: hiring, firing, promotion, compensation, transfers, retirement, training, etc. Title… View Article

Discrimination In Employment

Two separate statutes specifically pertain to discrimination in employment. The first is the Equal Pay Act, which was passed in 1963 (effective date was June 10, 1964). The second is Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. While the Equal Pay Act deals solely with wages paid to women and men within the… View Article

Title VII in the Workplace

History and evolution. Many employees can face discrimination or sexual harassment claims nowadays. Even in the US Congress, such cases are reported frequently. It is very difficult for the managers of companies to deal with this kind of problems because they can cost large sums of money to the company. For example, TX Bar Journal… View Article

Toxic Waste And Discrimination

The discrimination suffered by people of color goes as far as locating them to neighborhoods that are near toxic waste facilities. This is an important issue to address since the discrimination done in this sphere does not only affect difference in treatment per se. It affects the health and well-being of the individuals being discriminated… View Article

Good and Bad Discrimination

When the word discrimination is brought up there is an automatic negative response, due to the fact that most have this idea that there is only bad discrimination. This comes from people using stereotypes and being prejudice which creates detrimental situations. However, when a person discriminates it does not mean they are trying to be… View Article

Superman and Me

Hopes can change a person’s ability to make choice. Society determines the role that every individual must adapt to according to age, gender, race and so on. In Sherman Alexie’s article, Superman and Me, he expressed his unsatisfied to discrimination of the society by showing his passion of obtaining knowledge from books. The author wanted… View Article

Racism and Non-Western Discrimination

Slavery dates a thousand years back and now comes to be one of the sources of dismay for people who are relatively concerned with their neighbors. Africans are the main victim of this atrocious treatment, having a different color and being considered to be the most underdeveloped human being compared to their European and white… View Article

Discrimination towards Asians

The expansion of America was a realization within the political and financial elite that there is a need for America to create markets in foreign countries for the American goods. By the turn of the 1890s there was a lot of surplus in goods that we need to penetrate overseas markets to address under consumption… View Article

Ethnic group and Discrimination

The issue on racial discrimination continues to prevail in developed countries although in subtle manner. Minority groups in United States have had a turbulent history fighting against ethnic group discrimination by the whites. In this paper, I choose to focus on the African America perspective on their fight against prejudice, segregation and racism. The first… View Article

Discrimination at the Workplace

Discrimination is described as an illegal treatment because of prejudices based from a number of factors, such as gender, sex, religious beliefs, disabilities and many more (Goree, 2007). In the case of Julie’s friend, Bandu, the prejudice and discrimination given to him was based on his ethnic roots, being an Indian-born in an American region…. View Article