Week Eight Worksheet
Define the following terms from your text book. Include in-text citations. Reference(s) should be included at the end of the assignment.
Term | Definition |
Ageism | As defined by Schaefer (2012) on page 395 of “Racial and Ethnic Groups" ageism is prejudice and discrimination against older adults. |
Institutional Discrimination | As defined by Schaefer (2012) on page 400 of “Racial and Ethnic Groups" institutional discrimination is a denial of opportunities and equal rights to individuals of groups, resulting from the normal operations of a society. |
Disability | As defined by Schaefer (2012) on page 398 of “Racial and Ethnic Groups" disability is the reduced ability to perform task one would normally do at a given stage in life. |
Visitability | As defined by Schaefer (2012) on page 401 of “Racial and Ethnic Groups" visitability is building private homes to be accessible for visitors with disabilities. |
Write a 50- to 100-word response to each of the following questions. Provide citations for all the sources you use. Reference(s) should be included at the end of the assignment. Format your work according to the class writing guide.
* What is ageism? How does ageism influence the presence of diversity in society?
Ageism is when someone is discriminated against because of their age. For example if someone is applying for a job and they are 56 and someone who is 26 is also applying for the same job, and the 26 year old gets it over the 56 year old because of their age. Ageism is and will always be around. It is especially vivid in the workplace. Many people are looked over in the workplace because they are older than others.
* What is the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)? How does the ADA address issues for the aging population?
As stated bye the Office of Civil rights the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) gives civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities that...