Discrimination is the denial of opportunities and equal rights to individuals and groups because of prejudice or for other arbitrary reasons. (i.e) Discrimination is the act of doing something harmful to groups of people in the form of any means necessary to stop or harm people by not allowing a person that is different in race, sex, and religion the same benefits that you have. Stereotyping and prejudice is the over generalizing statements about groups, but not actually doing anything to them in any way. (i.e.) Believing that anyone that is different is wrong.
We may stereotype all priests to be pedophiles based on personal experience or a news story and not judge the person by his own merit and actual social characteristics. Thus, we may misjudge others, if we are not careful to examine everyone as an individual instead of grouping people into preconceived categories. We have expectations of people based on our notions of who they should be according to society instead of individuality. The disadvantages of these tendencies are that we may be less likely to access and accept an individual for who they
Part A Otherness is the process when a group of people single out another person or a group of people based on their perceived differences from them. The singled out group or person (the “others”) could be different because of their sex, skin color, religion or anything else that is different from the people who are doing the “othering.” However, being different doesn’t necessarily mean you are being othered. Othering occurs when you are teased, belittled, or otherwise rejected from general society because of your differences. Part C - Analysis of “The White House” by Claude McKay Claude McKay’s “The White House” introduces us to how the author experienced othering based on his skin color. He clearly states in lines 13 and 14, “Oh, I must keep my heart inviolate against the potent poison of your hate” (McKay, n.d., line 13 and 14) how he feels the hate coming from the people around him.
Discrimination is when someone singles out someone or something because of characteristics they may have. Discrimination is different from stereotyping and prejudice because you may treat someone differently because of a characteristic they may. Whereas with stereotyping you automatically assume someone is a certain way because of how they may look. The way they dress could be an example of stereotyping, and prejudice is when you may not like someone because of your beliefs. Discrimination, prejudice, and stereotyping tend to get confused a lot of times, because people doesn’t know the true meaning of each word.