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PREJUDICE AND DISCRIMINATION Prejudice When you pre-judge someone before knowing the full facts about that person. E.g. If you believe that men are more able than females to perform a task. Discrimination When you put into action your prejudgments. E.g. you wont give a female a job and would prefer to give it to a male because you think he is more able. There are many causes of prejudice. Here are some examples of where this originates: 1. Family 2. Friends 3. Media 4. Influential Adults 5. Governments 6. From experiences I believe that if people took more care to hold their prejudices to themselves then prejudice would soon fall. As people tell others their believes the people sub-consciously pick up these prejudices and this is where the problem stems from. I think that people should be more careful with spreading their prejudices especially in front of impressionable people. This should help the problem of prejudices in the world and make it a better place for us all. ...read more.


If these prejudices were put aside we would all be equals and have a fair world, which is how it should be. There are many types of discrimination within the world. They are all equally shown within us. Colour: People discriminate against people of a different skin colour because their prejudices come into action and tell them that they are foreign and do not belong there. There are many racist attacks in the UK every year against people of a different skin colour for no apparent reason. Racism: Racism is another very common act of discrimination. This is where someone is disliked because of his or her race and they may even be of the same colour. E.g. An English person may discriminate against and Irish person even though they are of the same colour. Gender Issues: Employers may decide not to hire a man/women because they believe that they will not be suitable for the job just because they may be week, which is just a stereotype. ...read more.


Mandela was involved in Umkhonto we Sizwe that fought for the end of the apartheid but in 1962 he was arrested and sentenced to 5 years imprisonment. Due to Mandela's dedication to the campaign to end the apartheid he inspired people all over the world to support the cause. The South African economy suffered as counties boycotted South African goods. South Africa was even expelled from the 1964 Olympic Games. From 1980, international pressure to end racial discrimination increased. Finally, in 1990, the government lifted its ban on the ANC (African National Congress). On 11 February that year, the government leader, president F W de Klerk, released Nelson Mandela from prison. All over the world people switched on their television sets ands saw 71-year-old Nelson Mandela walk out of prison. In 1993, Mandela and de Klerk won the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to end the apartheid peacefully. Mandela went on to lead the ANC in talks with the white government, which resulted in the first democratic elections ever held in South Africa. The ANC won easily and, in 1994, Nelson Mandela became the first president of the new, multi-racial South Africa. ...read more.

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