Effects of Discrimination
We deceive ourselves by having a delusional mental paradigm of what we perceive as the perfect woman or man by applying our requirements and expectations to other people. Not only do we deny their uniqueness, but we also refuse ours by not acknowledging the fact that we are all different. If we imagine a theoretical world where we act in a standardized way, i.e., we all dress, speak and look the same and a crime would be possible if deviated from this. In the hypothesis, would these people be considered robots or human beings?
Everyone deserves equal rights and opportunities despite their social status, beliefs, the color of their skin, ethnicity, race, and culture and we should, therefore, learn to respect each other’s individuality. For those that enjoy the act of discrimination and show zero tolerance, they should try the simple exercise of putting themselves in other people’s shoes and imagining how they would feel if they were shown the same attitude if they came from a different location, family or even time.
We should eradicate the superior nature of modern people who have the attitude over other people and abolish the whimsical nature of our minds being fascinated by our innermost propaganda. As far as discriminatory issues are concerned, everyone has a role to play if we are undoubtedly sure that we want to overcome it. Everyone needs to act as far as discrimination issues are concerned irrespective of dissipated efforts. The conventional way that we perceive the world should be changed. This way, we will respect other people’s life choices, appearances, attitude, as well as their peculiarities if we learn how to discern.
One of the leading causes of violence today is discrimination. A teenager is shooting his peers in a school because of being discriminated upon, and that is the best way he thinks to retaliate. Discrimination is a chain that starts from the top, from home with our parents, in government with our leaders, in a learning environment from our teachers and in a working environment with our bosses. They should start by thoroughly abolishing any form of discrimination and uphold the law that protects everyone. If it starts from the top, you can be assured that the chain will delete all the traces of this disease.
Current Situation of Discrimination
We would like to believe that discrimination fight has made further steps forward but has it? We still have situations where people get locked out of job opportunities, others still receive hate mail, or in other instances, some people are ridiculed when they differ from our expectations. On your part, have you called other people names or judged them even without knowing their names? You may tell yourself that it’s not discrimination, but in actual sense, it is. Sadly, the rate of racial profiling has increased. It is not only done by the police enforcement but even us as a society. There are those who support it by claiming that it helps with crime control. This profiling creates a humiliating nature of discrimination.
The current rate of depression and anxiety has also gone up because of discrimination. Those who have suffered ethnic discrimination have been affected psychologically, and with time, they face mental breakdown. The coming up of social media has had its fair share of spreading and enhancing discrimination globally instead of being a positive tool which was what it was intended for in the first place. In the employment world, you may be disqualified from a position just because of your social media post. Even before you step into that interview room, you are already judged. In school, some students spread discrimination by trolling their peers online, they may be considered different to them and hence are shamed in this way.
Possible Solutions to Discrimination
Can we become a world with no discrimination? Where one can fulfill their dreams without fear of being discriminated upon, judged by your merit and not the skin color. Instead of separating, we learn the art of reuniting people. Is it all utopia or can we achieve it? We can start by following these simple steps:
- In school zones as well as workplaces, there should be strict policies that prohibit discrimination in any form. There should be critical points which are drafted and publicized for both the students and employees to follow to the letter.
- Consequences of breaking any discrimination policy be it at school or a work environment should be displayed. Students may face immediate expulsion, and the employee's contract may be terminated without pay.
- Key point speakers should be brought to talk about the adverse effects of discrimination whether in short or long term.
- There are so many organizations that work day and night to fight against discrimination. If it is your town’s group or a website that stands for all human rights, it is on you to join and start the fight. There are never enough people in these organizations.
Discrimination is not only wrong, but it is selfish. The adverse effects that discrimination has brought upon the development of humankind may take some time for the contemporary society to fix because the issue remains unresolved. If left unchecked, it can be a significant threat to the democracy. It is not only a risk to the nation but more so to the victim who is subjected to such a hostile treatment. The promise of humanity developing in the right and promising direction can be achieved if every one of us makes a little effort to understand that we are different, and it is this uniqueness that makes the world exciting and flamboyant to live in. To ensure a happy and bright future for the next generation, let us all work together to bring out the best in our souls and be honest.