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GCSE: Prejudice and Discrimination

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  1. Outline the Persecution The Jew's Suffered During The Shoah.

    In April 1933 Hitler boycotted Jewish shops and businesses and encouraged other Germans to do the same. In 1935 Nuremberg Race Laws were passed to make Jews suffer, and make sure that they were treated as though they were racially and humanly impure. Laws were passed that meant that Jews couldn't hold any job in public office like mayor or chancellor. Jews could not vote and no non-Aryan could marry a Jew. Hitler did this to define the difference he thought there was between Jews and Christians, and so that Jews couldn't share their ideas with non-Aryans.

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  2. Are religions sexist?

    Catholicism, being the first known branch of Christianity, began the first Christian teachings that did not originate from the Bible. So these first laws came from Roman law, 'which became the basis for the Church's laws, granted women a low status in society.'2 So it is the opinion of some people that many of the Catholic Church's rules are not suited to today's society. Women are still not allowed to be priests, despite the fact that there are many examples in the Bible of Jesus telling people through parables and other means that everyone is equal.

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  3. But why did Jesus use parables?

    In Mark's Gospel it is said that Jesus had an extraordinary personality and used miracles to grab people's attention. Then he would tell them parables that would seem very simple and meaningless stories but in fact they had a hidden religious meaning about the Kingdom of God. Jesus used parables to get the message across to people and his disciples. Referring to Mark's Gospel Jesus did not tell his disciples he was the Messiah. Neither did he tell them what the exact things about the Kingdom of God.

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  4. Treatments available to help infertile couples and christian views.

    Surrogacy - This is either where the wife and husband donate an egg and sperm which are fertilised using IVF then placed in another woman's womb or the Husbands sperm is used to fertilise the egg of another woman. Whichever way is used the baby is automatically handed over to the couple straight after birth. All of these techniques are in use by couples throughout Britain at the moment, and are fully supervised by the 'Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority'.

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  5. Racism in Football

    Such comments serve only to perpetuate stereotypes by working upon racial myths about black footballers, who are variously alleged to lack 'bottle'"; are "no good in the mud"; and "have no stamina". Yet, these comments are but everyday examples of the kind of corroding, casual racism which has traditionally permeated professional football throughout the administrative, coaching and playing levels of the game. Only now are such views being effectively challenged and reassessed inside the sport, though for aspiring British Asian footballers a new set of stereotypes have to be overcome.

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  6. Explain how Christian and Muslims teachings / beliefs on 'life after death'

    Christians also believe that if you live your life according to God's word - as in the Ten Commandments, then you would go to heaven, where as those people who ignored God's word or disobeyed the Commandments would spend 'all eternity in hell '. In Revelations Chapter 20 of the Bible, it says ' the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers and all liars - their place will be in the fiery lake of burning sulphur. This is the second death'.

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  7. Compare and contrast three poems - 'You'll be Hearing from us Shortly', 'Telephone Conversation' and 'Not my Best Side'

    In 'You'll be hearing from us shortly' we see a woman in a job interview. The candidate for the job is turned down because she is not attractive enough and too old. In 'Telephone Conversation' reflects a man's experiences as a Black foreigner in Britain. We see a black man applying to rent a flat, but he is unfortunately turned down because of the colour of his skin. The landlady asks 'how black are you?' and the black man is shocked to find out that the landlady doesn't want a black man to move into her house.

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  8. I have chosen to carry out my investigation on 'racism'. The hypothesis I have set myself is 'Racism is Wrong'.

    What is racism? Racism is defined as a principle in the superiority of one race over all others. It occurs when people are prejudice and discriminate others because of what colour skin they have. People who are racist are prejudice, they use their own views to hurt the other person/people, this is done physically or verbally, and they do this all according to their beliefs before knowing the facts. Racism can happen not just because of the colour of the persons skin, it can also happen within the same minority, this type of racism is mostly to do with religion, where people discriminate the opposite religion this is another form of prejudice.

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  9. This section describes how Christians can follow the call of discipleship through their daily life and work.

    As vocations often result in having to make a sacrifice to a lesser or greater extent. For example being a doctor in England or the USA would be very highly paid, but if your vocation is to become a doctor in Bangladesh then you are giving up a very large salary and a comfortable lifestyle. However if your vocation is to teach, you may have to give up some of your social free time to mark books or run extra-curricular activities. These first followers of Jesus (called the apostles) had to be willing to die, and to give their lives for others.

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  10. Multicultural Britain

    to enter Britain. Many young and ambitious young hopefuls jumped at this opportunity and grabbed it. Without a doubt people thought that this would give a much better and wealthier life, especially for their children and generations to come. Timothy Cooper was just one of the thousands of West Indians who fled to Britain. Despite having a cramped journey, when Timothy saw Britain in sight, his eyes opened and jolted and he thought the journey had been well worth it. (Information about Timothy cooper taken from Modern Minds - the Twenty first century world.) The Afro-Caribbean's expectations were so high that they couldn't even think of the worst of what could happen.

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  11. The teachings of Christianity on Prejudice and Discrimination

    To discriminate against someone is to act upon that prejudice. Discrimination is an act against a person. This could involve someone choosing someone else to do something over the other person, because they are a different gender, or even race. There are many different denominations within Christianity. Each of them looks upon the principal ideas of prejudice and discrimination as wrong and against what the Bible teaches. The United Reformed Church acknowledges that there is a problem with attitudes towards black people within the society we live in.

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  12. What is Discipleship?

    This is where he decides that he wants to become a member of the Church. The bishop confirms the process of initiation into the church, which was begun at Baptism. The third stage to discipleship is Eucharist. This is believed by some to be the most important sacrament because it re-enacts the last supper. The person confesses their sins and is forgiven by God. They receive the body and blood of Christ, which are symbolised by bread and wine; this brings the spirit of God closer to the people and delivers the message of God.

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  13. Is modern day Britain a racist society?

    This is in comparison to a figure of 1% of white victims of crime. In 1997/1998 figures given by the commission for racial equality show that police recorded just fewer than 13,900 racially motivated crimes in Britain. The worry is that this figure could in fact be much higher due to the high proportion of victims who feel too frightened to report such incidents for fear of retribution. Although the bulk of racial crimes were of low importance, in terms of police rankings incidents such as verbal abuse and low cost criminal damage can in fact be the most hurtful to the victim.

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  14. Christianity and Racism

    These concentration camps would exploit people; they were kept in hard labour until they were not needed. They would then be taken into what they presumed as shower rooms and gases, or lined up in front on pre-dug mass graves and shot in to them! This was an appalling tragedy, which most people hope will never transpire again. Christian teachings also support Franz Boas' ideas. Such passages as: Colossians 3:11 'Here there is no Greek or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free but Christ is in us all' This shows us that God loves us all, and we are all his children.

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  15. I lived in Warsaw during the Holocaust

    The first sign of such worse things came when the cattle trucks arrived, along with the promise that we were going to a better place. We happily packed our belongings and were herded onto these trucks. Our baggage didn't come with us though; the Nazis' took it promising we would get it back - a promise never fulfilled. This greatly pained me to learn this, as everything of sentimental value to me was in my small suitcase. This had been repeated though with the rest of my family and everyone else on this truck.

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  16. Justice and Equality

    Conservative Christians believe that the Bible is the Word of God, but written in each writer's own way, allowing for different interpretations of the same event. They do not feel the Bible teaches science, but faith and knowledge of God but at the same time accept scientific theories. Conservative Christians do not see the Bible as a strict set of rules that should be followed to the letter, which means they are more accepting of reform and change within the church.

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  17. The Amish have a distinctive culture. Do their beliefs and values lead to a better way of life than our own?"

    The revolt lead by Martin Luther caused a reformation of the Protestant religion, this caused Protestantism to be a new branch of Christianity. Within the Protestant religion there were a group of Swiss Protestant pastors who were unhappy because they were to much like the original Catholic Church, especially the continuation of baptising infants. The reason they disagreed with baptising infants was because they believed that it was wrong to baptise someone who wasn't mature enough to make the decision themselves.

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  18. Discrimination in Employment

    This issue came up in the case of Hayward v. Cammell Laird Shipbuilders [1988]. Miss Hayward won her claim, but question arose as to what she was entitled to. She claimed the same rate of basic pay as her chosen comparator as a term of contract under the equality clause, but her employers objected to this pointing out that though her basic pay was less; other terms in her contract were actually more favourable than her comparators, such as sick pay and more holiday benefits. Thus, if the contract was looked at as a whole package, Miss Hayward would fail in her claim for a pay rise, but if it was considered on a term-by-term basis she could succeed in her claim.

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