Discrimination In Argentina Essay

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From a dictionary, the definition of discrimination is, “distinguishing differences between things or treating someone as inferior based on their race, sex, national origin, age or other characteristics” (yourdictionary, 2012). Some people could be treated differently in a negative way— treated in a way where in “normal” or “superior” people are not treated. The society’s treatment of these people may involve the unfair limitations of their rights. Example is when an American is not given the chance to be promoted in a higher position in the company because she is a girl. Another is when a man who is qualified for the job, because he has the education and experiences needed for the job, and yet he is not accepted because he is too old or he is too fat. There are numerous kinds of discrimination, however the focus of this paper is the discrimination on the basis of race or racism. Racism’s definition from a dictionary is, “a belief that one race is superior to the other or the practice of treating a person or group of people differently on the basis of their race” (yourdictionary, 2012). Being a racist is when you prefer the other person not because of his intellectual or physical capacities but because of his race. An example of racism is refusing to promote an Indian to a higher position just because he is Indian even if he has the qualifications and experience necessary for the job. Another is for a Caucasian to believe that he is superior to any other race in the world. This belief of “race superiority” had force the “inferior” race to think that they are subordinate to the “superior” race and thus they desire to look like the superior race to be accepted in the society. This subordination is seen through discriminations. In Argentina, like the other countries, discriminations are present especially racism. Being a colonized country of Spain, discrimination

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