The LGBT community has faced endless oppression for identifying as something other than heterosexual and cisgender (identifying as the gender you were assigned at birth). This maltreatment ranges from giving a homosexual a dirty look for kissing their boyfriend or to the extreme act of declaring it as illegal across a whole country. When people think of the LGBT community, they think of it as only homosexuals. This community consists of those who love the same sex or identify as a gender other than the one on their birth certificate. This community is made up of those who society sees as different with
On the other hand, Loffreda notices the problem that is practically neglected by the media and the public, which the LGBT people’s position in the community are rather hard and the problem of hate and intolerance towards minorities are not yet solved. From the university president Phil Dubois, “nothing could match the sorrow and revulsion we feel for this attack on Matt. It is almost as sad, however, to see individuals and groups around the country react to this event by stereotyping an entire community, if not an entire state” (Loffreda, 244). The media is categorizing everyone in Laramie as the same, full of hate and prejudice, not because they are just generalizing the problem, but they want to feel superior and tries to show that they have more progressive mindset compared to the citizens in Laramie.
Since men cannot show emotions, this causes problems if they were to have a mental illness or physical problems. Most men would refuse to seek help because this would make them seem weak. They also become emotionally distant and end up losing friends and loved ones. Stereotyping others based on their gender can affect the society as a whole. Women are judged no matter what they do.
All over the place people are being discriminated because of their religion, ethnic, and even sexuality. In today’s world specially in the United States there is a lot of more discrimination against Hispanics because there are more and more of them crossing the border for a better life for them and their families and in hope of achieving the American Dream. “Most Latinos in the United States say they have suffered discrimination, more than twice as many who said so a decade earlier” but a lot of Americans don’t see it that way they assume Hispanics came here to cause harm in this country, majority of people
Gay marriage is one of the biggest controversies that has been going on for more than a decade in the United States. It is an issue that society can’t agree on and is always in a debate about because gay marriage is a violation of social norms. As humans, we don’t adapt well to change and since this would be changing a social norm, many people don’t agree with it. Through sociological perspective, it is known that we are influenced, society guides us, and social forces affect us and that’s what’s happening with this issue. It’s hard for many of us to see the functionalist perspective of gay marriage due to the impact that it has on society.
Courage is being brave and taking the risk of doing something. In the book Witness by Karen Hesse many citizens did not like African-Americans , Jews and Catholics. Leonora Sutter, a character in the book, is a 12-year-old who is African-American and everyday deals with many citizens not liking her because the color of her skin. Courage comes in many ways and Leonora keeping her head high and not paying attention to it is an example. There are many racist people in the town like the KKK.
People always get misjudged and want to say who or what a person is like before they even meet him or her. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, has many examples of misjudging people, and some of those people could be better, or worse, than what that person judged. Most of these characters in the book do not have the sense to meet someone before they judge them. Even if a character knows a character, they still judge, and they judge wrong most of the time. People just don’t have enough sense, or manners, to not judge.
There are many challenges faced in Sexual Assault Law. The attitudes of the public towards sexual violence are inaccurate in many cases. Sexual Assault Law is a legacy of legal process based on stereotypes and myths about women and sex. Many myths and stereotypes legally rejected continue to be invoked in trials today. The adversarial nature of the legal system can make people afraid of testifying.
There are still many people who are afraid or ashamed to admit they are gay, however there are many more who are proud to be gay. (Armstrong & Crage, 2006) Many people who do not understand the gay community resorts to many forms of aggression. The forms of aggression vary from verbal to physical abuse. It was so bad if you were caught giving any form
Karleigh Jones, a Special Olympics New Zealand athlete said that “The word retard is considered hate speech because it offends people with intellectual and developmental disabilities as well as the people that care for and support them. It alienates and excludes them. It also emphasizes the negative stereotypes surrounding people with intellectual and developmental disabilities; the common belief that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities should be segregated, hidden away from society, which, in my opinion, is really old fashioned.” A lot of people use the word “retarded”, but many don’t know the origin of the word or fully understand what it means. According to pacer teens against bulling, the word “retarded” is simply derived from an old-fashioned medical term for people with intellectual disabilities. The “R” word was used to describe a medical condition like “asthma or pneumonia.” That’s a far cry from what we use the word for in present day, the word has morphed into something negative and offensive.
People are More than a Color People in the world today are often found not to get along, because of different backgrounds of ethnicity. Many people will say they dislike someone because of their personality just to hide that on the inside they really disapprove of their color. Those who conform to such idiotic thoughts based on race are the people that prevent this country from progressing due to their unwillingness to critically think wholeheartedly about significant racial issues, but choose to rely on past false perceptions without understanding the complexities of racial issues.. The story To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee conveys how social inequality, good and evil, and moral education contribute to racial stereotypes. The people of Maycomb have different social classes divided based on race and wealth.
Concerns over the attacks were coming from a small portion of the populations and the ideology was these attacks were due to racial discrimination, creating uproars in the public due to the long fight against discrimination between the different ethnic groups. With this challenging dilemma arising many of the public views were not willing to accept the thoughts of racism in the country, due to the thoughts of racism being a subject to the public that was undesired. Because of these attacks many of the ethnic groups feared for relocation in to camps due to what had happened to the Japanese Americans due to the war, yet they still wanted protection from the government from these assaults. The outcome of these attacks was separation between the servicemen and civilians, where certain areas were not accessible to the sailors due to the attacks and the need to protect the public. Inequality from the Zoot Suit Riots was only a portion of discrimination during wartime.