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GCSE: Prejudice and Discrimination

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  1. The Diary of Anne Frank

    Several violent, tragic, and racist events have taken place since the holocaust, South Africa and The United States separating blacks from whites and the horrendous racism towards blacks, that is still a major problem today. During World War II the U.S. felt so afraid of Japanese Americans, thinking they were going to tell military secrets to the Japanese and that there was going to be Japanese uprising in the U.S.

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  2. ‘The family is the most important aspect of the life of a believer’

    "Then he went back with them to Nazareth, and continued to be under their authority; his mother treasured up all these things in her heart" (Luke 2; 51) When Jesus was getting crucified he told john to look after his mother, as he didn't want to leave her alone. This shows his mother was important to him. "Jesus said to her, 'mother, there is your son', and to the disciple, 'there is your mother'." (John; 19; 26) The bible states that family life was created by god and endorsed by Jesus.

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  3. St Francis of Assisi

    From here, we can see the pity and love inside Francis heart. When Francis was just about 20 years old, he joined the war between Assisi and Perugia. He got weaker and weaker. When he returned to Assisi, he was too ill. His mother took care of him, so he realised the love and care from his mother and everyone who has helped him. After Francis returned healthy, he started to help lepers instead of running away, but his father and his friend were upset about that. Francis didn't care about what others said and found his destination, the Christianity.

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  4. Christians would say that it is their duty to eradicate prejudice and discrimination from our society. Do you agree with this statement? Give reasons to support your answer showing that you have considered more than one viewpoint.

    They are a discriminatory group of white Christians who use the bible to back up extreme racism. Thankfully there are laws to remove discrimination but laws cannot govern ideas and attitudes this is why it is harder to fight prejudices. Many Christians have tried to exclude discrimination from our society, people like Martin Luther King, Trevor Huddleson, Desmond Tutu and many other unsung heroes working in local environments. In the Southern states of America in the 1950s and 1960s discrimination and prejudice against black people was very common.

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  5. Racism In Football

    They are not allowed to play or if they do play they get abuse shouted at them. I personally think that anybody either man or women, whatever their colour should be allowed to play football at whatever level they want. It is wrong if two players have exactly the same ability but one is white and one is coloured that one of them should get chosen and not the other. However this has happened before and it should never happen again.

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  6. How Prejudice and Discrimination Affects Our Modern Day Society.

    Prejudice is often around in today's society and can even spread from large to small towns or villages. When being offensive or rude to some one of a distinctively different colour to your self this will hurt their feelings and can often make the person receiving the comments feel different about them selves DISCRIMINATION: This is the denial of equality based on personal characteristics, such as race and colour. Discrimination is usually based on prejudice and stereotypes. PREJUDICE: This literally means to "prejudge" based on preconceived ideas about others. No law can prevent prejudiced attitudes. However, the law can prohibit discriminatory practices and behaviours flowing from prejudice.

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  7. American History X

    When interviewed Derek stated, "Hard working everyday Americans are being rubbed out by social parasites, blacks, browns, yellows, whatever, my fathers death was race related, immigration, aids, welfare, they are problems in the black community, they aren't white problems" That's a good example of nonmaterial culture, which is a groups way of thinking. Derek was an instrumental leader, in which everyone looked up too. He was an instrumental leader because he always kept everyone on the track that was at hand.

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  8. The day after the bombing of Pearl Habour, Ishmael’s father reported in two separate articles that ‘the island’s Japanese community pledged their loyalty to the United States.’ And he emphasized in his editorial the need to remain calm

    Gutterson uses the characters and their reactions to the Japanese after Pearl Habour to show the prejudice on the island. It also makes the reader question what a just society actually is and whether it actually exists. The court case is a metaphor for trialling this idea. Ishmael's father's opinion of race makes him an impartial character, which is a positive trait to have when controlling the little media there is in San Piedro. He strives for a fair society unsuccessfully because unfortunately the islanders have already established their own opinions.

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  9. What do Christians teach about the causes of hunger and disease?

    Jesus told us to "love your neighbour as you love yourself", but unfortunately it is human nature to commit sin and we can end up being prejudiced without realising it. Injustice can take many forms, but one of the most prominent causes of hunger and disease is distribution of wealth, be it on a local or international scale. Timothy 6:9-10 says: "The love of money is the root of all evils." Similarly, Matthew 6:24 says, "You cannot be the slave of both God and money."

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  10. Analysis of Florence by Alice Childress

    Florence fled to Harlem with ambition of being an actress. After she calls home to ask for money, Marge is convinced that Florence will fail because she is a black woman attempting to make it in a business dominated by whites in a racially segregated society. Although Miss Whitney seems to have a little bit more faith in Florence, she still wants to convince Florence to come back home. They even have a check ready to pay for her trip home, which is causing them to be late on their rent.

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  11. How Important is Racism in the Educational Experience of Pupils in Britain from Minority Ethnic Groups?

    On the other hand, is all racism fundamentally wrong? We hear about the derogatory racism in the press on an almost daily basis. An article in The Guardian (Tuesday January 15th 2002) told us of the racial division in Bradford schools, where we have seen racially motivated riots. An instance of favourable racism appears in the same article when Labour MP Dianne Abbott said more black male teachers in the classroom as role models for the underachieving Afro-Caribbean pupils. This is also a clear case of generalisation.

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  12. Christians will sometimes feel that it is appropiate to break certain laws. Christians will consult God (by praying) and the bible before making a decision like this to seek guidance.

    placed before Him.)) "You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments."

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  13. 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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  14. “Marriage is an out-dated concept in the modern world” How far do you agree with this statement? Give examples and reasons for your opinions include different points of view.

    This is what Christians believe, that once people have performed their wedding vows to each other, they have made a life long promise in God's house and can never break their promises'. This is what Roman Catholics strongly believe, that once people have performed their wedding vows to each other, they have made a lifelong promise in God's house and can't break their band of trust to God. Roman Catholics are very strict when it comes to marriage. They believe once you are standing at the altar you are marrying at he eyes of God.

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  15. Describe the teachings of the religion which you are studying about discrimination and prejudice and explain how people should therefore be treated.

    An example of this would be the current racial issues to do with the police force in the UK. Ethnic minorities are being deliberately targeted by employers in order to present a notion against racial prejudice, which would settle arguments about racism in the police organisation. Sexism, unequal treatment of either gender, is another major form of bias. It can be both be a prejudice (which is often against the female gender) and discrimination in which a person's gender affects them. This discrimination according to gender has been highlighted in recent decades and is very much on the decline, yet the presence of the prejudice in this case can be questioned.

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  16. Examine Maya’s portrayal of the Black Community in the USA- What do you feel are the positive/negative aspects of being Black according to her account.

    "But I had seen the fingers cut by the mean little cotton bolls, and I had witnessed the backs and shoulders and arms and legs resisting any further demands." The first quote backs up my point about the workers keeping morale high by singing songs and the second quote I have used proves that the job of cotton picking was very tiring and the workers were exhausted by the end of it. Maya also felt that the Negro society differed from the white in that they had this sort of tightly knit society where they would help each other out and watch other black people's back.

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  17. Explain why religious believers are against prejudice.

    The Buddhists believe in equality. This is shown by the quote in Dhammapada 393-4 which talks about becoming enlightened. Its main message is that looks and stuff don?t matter; it is what is on the inside that counts so that means that discrimination should not be present in a society/Sangha. Buddhists also believe in Karma and they believe that if you commit and act of prejudice (which is evil), evil will come back to hurt you. This prevents a lot of Buddhists from being prejudice.

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  18. Martin Luther King Essay

    King and other community leaders called for a boycott of the busses for black people. This meant that instead of using the bus to go somewhere they would walk or cycle. As the majority of the people who took the busses were black the bus company?s lost a lot of money and eventually in 1956 the courts ruled that racial segregation on the buses was illegal. However king did not stop after one small victory. He co-founded and became president of the southern Christian leadership conference and went on from there, travelling over six million miles, giving over two and a half thousand speeches (addressing a quarter of a million people in his 'I have a dream' speech alone)

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  19. Gattaca Film Review - the theme of discrimination

    Together they trick the system to get Vincent into space. Though the movie sets out to show a world with discrimination against people with imperfect genes, it does not make sense that they had Vincent want to become an astronaut.

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  20. Christianity is too sexist - Discuss

    Women are traditionally denominated the role of looking after the family and procreating throughout history. These inherent sexist views are taken up by religions and more specifically Christianity. In the Bible, there are several images which portray women as inferior and less capable then men. In Genesis we are told that Eve was created ?from [Adam?s] rib?. This shows women as helpers and subordinate to men. Also Eve was responsible for the Fall as she was tempted by the snake who in turn tempted Adam to eat from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil.

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