• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Prejudice and Discrimination.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Prejudice and Discrimination Prejudice means pre-judgement taking a dislike to a person for no good reason or making a judgement before you know all the facts. To then take action because of this prejudice is known as discrimination. To think that women are inferior to men is a prejudice known as sexism to then treat women badly because of this is discrimination. A prejudice is an opinion that has not considered all the facts, to pre - judge a person or situation. Discrimination is action based on that prejudice. For example considering all people who wear glasses are "boffs" is a prejudice, to then treat them differently is discrimination. Peter had a dream that a canopy came down from heaven will all sorts of food inside. God told him to eat the food. He refused saying "I have never eaten anything that does not conform to the food laws. God replied, everything that I have made is clean, it is not for you to decide what is right and wrong". Genesis teaches that all people are made "in God's image" and have equal value. ...read more.

Middle

They would not even talk to each other. In the famous 'Parable of the Good Samaritan', Jesus makes a Samaritan the hero who stopped to help an injured Jew. This depicts fellowship and that it wouldn't matter what race or religion you are, but you are one of God's people. This could be like the Eucharist because in both we are showing that we are all part of Christ and that by helping other people we are together fulfilling what god wanted us to do. Out of all people we would expect the priest to help the hurt Jew, but against all the odds, he didn't. The hope was then on the lay Jew person to help this person who was distraught and hurt. He just went past, pretending not to see this person. Then who would expect? It was the lonely, poor Samaritan who helped out the poor Jew. This parable teaches us that we should not discriminate against the people who are different from us or the minorities because it is them who we will have to thank one day. ...read more.

Conclusion

St. Paul also clearly teaches against prejudice and discrimination: "There is no longer any distinction between Gentiles and Jews ... Christ is all" (Colossians). Jesus himself sets a good example and treats those who are disabled or of different religious belief well. He does not discriminate. Some people would agree with this statement and argue that children going to a religious school will be encouraged to think that their religion is right and others are wrong. Such children may not meet children of other faiths and not socialise with them. This may lead to ignorance, which in turn can lead to prejudice. Some would argue that discrimination in Northern Ireland might be overcome if Catholic and Protestant children went to the same schools. On the other hand, others would argue that religious schools teach children to be respectful of all religions. Religious schools teach tolerance and help parents bring children up within a moral framework. There are many people in non-religious schools who are prejudiced. In religious schools, children are taught about their own faith, but this does not mean they will be prejudiced against others. Chetak Barot 10A ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Prejudice and Discrimination section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Prejudice and Discrimination essays

  1. Prejudice and Discrimination - Describe the teachings of Christianity about discrimination and prejudice and ...

    This is a statement made by the World Council of Churches, it states that anyone who is prejudice towards someone because of their race they have denied the Christian faith. When Jesus Christ dies to give us salvation he did it for everybody on earth not just for white people

  2. Free essay

    Prejudice and Discrimination

    and running around at her first gathering with her new Girl Scout troop in Wisconsin earlier this month. But despite the fact that the troop she joined was specifically created for children with special needs, the troop leader decided that Magi was a "danger" to the other children and promptly kicked her out of the troop.

  1. Are religions sexist?

    Douglas believes that this homophobia is acceptable, 'Black people's utilization of the Bible to damn homosexuality is somewhat understandable in light of their history of oppression'10 So this is not a sexist viewpoint taken by the Black Church, there are no rules that say that either of the sexes should

  2. The Eucharist

    of the faithful, so that they may fulfil God's will in their daily lives.'(1332). The Mass is a sacrifice; * Te sacrifice of the people is seen in the offering of gifts and bread and wine and in the commitment of their lives; * The sacrifice of Christ is renewed

  1. Diversity and prejudice.

    No, our school system set up in America has taught us to reserve judgment. However, if I see someone wearing a doo rag with faded jeans hanging down to his knees, giant gold necklaces hanging from his neck over both a big sweatshirt and faded jacket that looks a hundred

  2. Mort aux Chats by Peter Porter - critical review

    If there is no prejudice beforehand, no racism can developed. Hence, prejudice is always the first step towards more violent views. Therefore, one should examine their thoughts and not generalize or accept information stated fact without proving it. The poem consists of one 36-lined stanza showing free verse, which creates a prosaic feel throughout the poem.

  1. Prejudice and Discrimination.

    One well-known religious believer that worked to et rid of racism was Martin Luther King. Martin Luther King was a Christian, Black, man who made one of the most significant changes to the rights of Blacks. He had great courage and passion to defeat segregation and racism that existed

  2. The Eucharist.

    The 'Agnes Dei', which is Latin for 'Lamb of God', reminds us that Jesus is the ultimate sacrifice because he died for all of mankind. After everyone has received Holy Communion there is a final prayer which the priest will say before he announces any notices on behalf of other people or of interest to the people attending the Mass.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work