Divergent Discrimination and Segregation In the book, “Divergent” by Veronica Roth, there are factions in which the people have distributed themselves according to certain attribute that they have. This book contains a lot of unnecessary segregation and discrimination between the factions and between the people. The different factions treat each other differently than themselves. The Factions are a form of segregation because they are keeping people with certain characteristics away from other factions, also some factions are allies, while others are complete enemies. Segregation is a recurring theme in this particular book, and I find it very depressing and wrong.
Cultural appropriation has been in the limelight over the years and this controversial topic has sparked off many debates. According to Sherwood (2017), the term “cultural appropriation” is defined as the act of adopting the elements of one culture by members of the presiding culture. It comes in many different forms, ranging from food, fashion to even music. While it may be deemed to be necessary for one to appreciate another’s culture, cultural appropriation, when used with the wrong intention, can potentially harm the society. This is especially so in America’s music industry or more specifically, black music.
Distinctions amongst people are usually bad and offensive, but in some cases it may be possible. To begin, the classification of people is unethical and cruel. Wiseman write, “Who and what determine these positions and power plays?” I understand her question exactly who or what are these classifications based upon, where they came from. Judging or assuming one person may have certain tendencies, characteristics, or actions, without knowing them personally is rude. People are most often differentiated by their race.
The presence of shame in the novel The Things They Carried, written by Tim O’Brien, has an extensive impact on certain characters. Shame impairs the way the characters act in dangerous situations. It causes them to lose focus on the position on hand and make rash decisions that affect not just themselves but others in the war. Shame also causes characters to become nervous of how others criticize them. Humiliation was evident in Tim O’Brien, Curt Lemon, and Jimmy Cross in comparison to other characters in the book.
Many times what is portrayed in the mass media can have a negative effect on young girls, forcing them to begin altering their bodies to meet some unrealistic requirements set by society. (Lavin & Cash, 2001) Racial discrimination, or racism, can take many forms. The “traditional” one is the hate towards people that are different than what we are used to. However, there are also other types, such as the “modern racism”, where people view it as something wrong but still feel as though the minorities are being unfair, greedy and want too much from the government. There are also those who support racial equality but still feel a particular way about some
Stereotyping is actually more serious than we thought and it is becoming a major problem in our society today. But what is stereotyping? According to the dictionary, stereotype is defined as “a simplified and standardised conception or image invested with special meaning and help in common by members of a group.” Moreover, it is considered as a form of prejudice, as people are putting labels about how a person should act or live according to their gender, nationality, religion, personality or appearance. This creates pre judgment, including misconceptions, which can develop further, leading to bigger problems and complications. Society can be broken down into many groups or categories and there are all sorts of categories within stereotyping, which are the tools used to stereotype.
Unfortunately, these stereotypes can lead to misconceptions and cause even more negative suppositions about others. Stereotypes and misconceptions criticize people’s lifestyles, way of being, etc. One of the groups in society that is heavily judged is the single working mothers group, and
In other words, emotions can either be good or bad. I feel that this is something that should be avoid because, when we refer to certain emotions as good or bad, we develop this concept that it is right or wrong to feel a certain way. This may result in some individuals feeling ashamed to feel “bad.” We have created a society where you force positivity upon people and shame those that are not positive. In doing this, we create a strict environment that fails to consider the diversity in emotion. In addition, if a person feels ashamed of their unhappiness, then they may be afraid to share their feelings.
Does sexism still exists? Still to this day, people are being judged based off their gender through sexist acts!. One of the many problems that occur in modern day society is that sexism still exists when it is overlook by many people. People are constantly being treated unequally based off their gender when faced with many sexist actions. These actions include sexist ads made to be selling products and being body shamed or the feeling of not having a ‘perfect’ body.
However, even this method is commonly used; it has been widely criticized in literature because of its interpretation of the unexplained part of the wage gap as the result of discrimination. It was identified that issues such as omission of variables, pre-labor market discrimination, and endogeneity can arise in using ordered least square estimation of wage regression which can result to difficulties in distinguishing the different components of the wage gap and in assigning the true part of the gap that is due to discrimination (Djurdjevic and Radyakin,