Did you know that 30 states have laws in their constitutions that prohibit the disabled from voting? Unfortunately, many people feel the need to take away basic human rights, because they feel that the disabled ones cannot handle it. Many disabled ones are born with disabilities and they cannot help how they look, talk, or act. Should this be the reason that they should be reduced to below the way that children are treated? In the book Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck demonstrates the way that disabled ones are treated in the real world through his character Lennie.
This disease is the root of John 's loneliness because it is the reason he acts so strangely compared to the other children. But is it fair to cast a person aside because of that? People should not be so quick to judge and treat others poorly due to something they cannot control, because one day it just might
She believes that unconscious bias, or explicit prejudice, leads to a detrimental lack of diversity in the workforce. (Abdel-Magied, 1:37) The unconscious bias that we all have, she says, is harmful to society because there are people who are just as qualified to be in certain positions, but are sometimes held back merely because of race, religion, disability, class, or
In Harrison Bergeron, Kurt Vonnegut uses the motif: distinct distracting noises to develop the theme: sometimes, everybody being equal isn’t always the best way to keep it. This is so, because the noises represent the physical restraints held on society, when it actually restrains their ability to think for themselves, and be their own people. This also signifies that when people of low intelligence as normal, it drastically reduces the creativity of civilization. These are the reasons that validate why the repeated noises in the story tie to the lack of creativity and quality of life in the timeline. The first reason that explains how the motif of noise relates to the suggested theme is that the noises are showed as a tool used by the government
It only means that words also harm us not only by hurting us physically from time to time but words also take a lot more damage to us emotionally. Why do people deal with loneliness? Maybe it’s because no one likes to be with them or the person itself is bullied by people. Being lonely is not okay because you have nothing to talk with, to laugh and to share about our
People are getting judged off of their looks and are not getting jobs for it. Judging people based on their appearance is wrong and something needs to be done about it. Discriminating people based on their look is horrible and is often overlooked in many situations in the workforce. People in today’s world need a job to be able to pay for supplies they need. Since there is discrimination when applying for jobs, most people do not get the chance to work.
There is also a bias against disabled people from the aspect of people think they will be entitled to win the awards because of that person’s disability. This is the most saddening part, that even the people without disability recognize the mistreatment of the disabled but still choose to hold them up as figures of inspiration regardless. In my research I came across another Ted Talk about disability by a woman named Susan Robinson. As someone who is legally blind she talks about her disability and how it affects her and society. Susan speaks about how important it is for everyone, not just the disabled, to figure out what their true strengths are and to use those strengths to their advantage at all times.
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.
Mental and physical disabilities are shown through how the different characters interact with their environment. Disabilities can create obstacles in a person's life but they also allow for other people to create an identity for them. Steinbeck shows that disabilities can create a political statement. They all had dreams to be something better than what they were but the tag that society gave them they were unable to pursue their thoughts and ideas. All these characters possed the same characteristic of being hopeless but in reality if they were given hope they may have been able to achieve their ambitions, prospects, and