For instance a family bounded by fundamentalist values or a school regulated by strict rules can conflict with individual freedom. This is evident in the film “Skin” where Sandra, the protagonist is forbidden by her father to see the person she loves, because of their skin difference. It is also evident when the school she attends isolates her from the rest of her peers and mistreats her. Sandra as a character was hindered by her family and government from developing her own identity; she was faced with an unfortunate circumstance in an unfortunate era to appear colored, and as resulted she does not come in to terms with her identity. A media that chooses to broadcast propaganda is also a repressive institution that limits freedom of information.
Jesse Duggan was an influential figure in protagonist’s formative years; her fear of the western culture lead her to condition her son into white society: “they belong to the white side of the fence. You’ve got to prove you do and don’t you forget it”. She isolates him from his traditional culture and instils in him the stigmas of the lesser breed. The persona’s frequent self derogatory remarks about being “a mongrel” and “born under the curse of Ham” indicate how society’s treatment of ‘Noongars’ has affected him. Socialization has isolated the protagonist, denying him his cultural identity and stifling his hopes.
The malicious acts committed by Malcolm X reflect the idea that people ignore truth to conform to society. Known for having strong opinions, Malcolm X seems to be an unlikely victim of blind conformity. However, as shown in his essay, “My First Conk”, Malcolm X was victimized by this need to conform. Changing to look or behave like another because it is more desired by the public is due to a disregarding of self-claimed morals and values, an over emphasis of the media and outside opinions, and an insecurity. In “My First Conk”, Malcolm X assured that black people were being brainwashed to believe that they actually were inferior to white people, thus they conked their hair; which was a hair straightener gel made from lye popular among African-American men from the 1920s to the 1960s.
Maggie’s clothing represented her character. It was very awkward and distasteful, but it made want to stare at her with disgust and amazement for being so bold. That is why the unpopular people were trying to be like her which pushed the Bippies to be bottom because they were not. The author created Maggie’s to be the red spot on white paper. She made the story change from the typical high school story; to an anyone can be popular story.
At one point in the story, it seems as though other people besides the Finch family are seeing that judging people based on their looks is wrong. Ms. Gates, Scout's third grade teacher, explains to the class that prejudice is a bad thing. She states “Persecution comes from people who are prejudiced.” (p.245) She emphasizes this to the class, showing that she really understands and despises it when people look down on others based solely upon their looks. Also, a little bit before, Ms. Gates explains to the children what democracy is, and how it works. Scout says that a democracy means that their is “equal rights for everyone.” (p.245) The teacher then goes on to state how the U.S. is a democracy, and how that differs from Germany as a dictatorship.
Because they were scared that black people would be the same as white people. Another example is when the little girl didn’t shake the black girls hand, because she was taught that black people are poor and the white people are higher up. Those reasons are perfect examples of racism in the mover remember the titans. Coach Boone -" It's all right. We're in a fight.
The effect of this had significantly disadvantaged women in workforce as they were disqualified with lack of acquired knowledge accessed at school. For instance the Leves v Haines case  where Melinda, a female student feels that she has suffered discrimination based on her gender which limited her and fellow peers in accessing ‘hand on’ male dominated subjects. Legal entities, such as the Equal Opportunity Tribunal have effectively demonstrated their responsiveness to Melinda’s plea in ruling her complaint through the belief that subject selection was limited as a result of gender. NGO’s have also greatly contributed their responsiveness in non-legal aspects in the changing rights of women in education, for e.g. World Vision International is an NGO that effectively communicates the responsibility of the State to finance girls’ education and the unique role other NGO’s can play in helping governments through advocating, partnering and complementing the work of the State in order ensure that all children enjoy their right to a quality gender-equitable education.
Sometimes it depends on their society and how they were raised in their culture that impacts their lives. The decisions are made by leaders or political groups. Leaders and political groups believe their choices are the moral way to deal with the situations that arise. This requires us to be a relativist. “A relativist’s solution to such conflicts seems to be a recommendation of tolerance and the suggestion that understands the values of another’s cultures it also helps us respect such cultures” (Mosser, 2010).
Ethical relativism is supported due to the narrowing view of ethnocentrism, which is causing great “prejudice tantamount to racism and sexism” (Pojman, 25). Society is moving away from their ethnocentric view of the world, which allows for a more diverse cultural of right and wrong. Moral positions are based on what their society sees as ideal norms. The first of two theses is cultural relativism, “what is considered morally right and wrong varies from society to society”(Pojman, 26), meaning that there is no universal morals, which are accepted by all societies. In some cultures it might be morally acceptable to value slavery, genocide, or female circumcision.
Even when it is decided that he did not really mean what he said he runs into a lot of students at school who now hate him, especially after his family decides to sue the school. His "friends" were the ones who goaded him on and now they abandon him. Ugly Girl is sort of a punk-type girl, studs in her ears, tall, big (but not fat), and very, very independent. She calls herself Ugly Girl, though, it is not the other students that are doing that. She will stand up to anyone and anything, warrior-women Ugly Girl, as she puts it.