Religious Discrimination, Place Of Employment
In different places of employment there might be signs of religious discrimination. Like all other forms of discrimination it is not acceptable nor should it be tolerated. It is important to recognize what religious discrimination is and how to spot it when it happens in the workplace so that education can be provided to the perpetrator.
Religious discrimination is the unfair or unequal treatment of an employee or employer based on their personal beliefs. It can extend so far as to treat a group of people unfairly. Religion-related discrimination doubled between 1999 and 2010. The first amendment protects every citizen to practice their religion freely. Those in the United States are legally protected from being harassed based on their beliefs. And yet this protection does not extend to all countries or all groups.
Studies have found that Christians are actually the most-discriminated against religious group around the world where they are harassed by society and governments in one hundred and sixty eight countries. That same study revealed that Muslims--constituting the second largest religious group behind Christians) were discriminated against for their beliefs in one hundred and twenty one countries. Jews constitute one percent of the world population and yet are discriminated against in eighty five countries which ranks them third among all other religious groups. Nearly half of the countries in the world saw religious discrimination increase just between the years 2009 and 2010.
In Europe and Asia the restrictions related to religious discrimination are quite high. In North American and Australia the restrictions against religious discrimination are moderate. In some parts of South America and Africa the government restrictions are quite low. On average the countries that have lower rates of government laws against discrimination have higher rates of social hostility. This can include harassment as well as armed conflict and even violence or hate crimes.
Overall religious discrimination can take place anywhere in the work place. By understanding what it is and recognizing the signs people who perpetrate it can be educated and it can be stopped. Recognizing the rate at which different groups are discriminated against in different countries draws great light upon the fact that religious discrimination is quite prevalent in spite of attempts to thwart it. By working together to better understand and appreciate other religions through improved education people can eliminate the propensity for increased religious discrimination against fellow employees.
Essay on Discrimination in Publich Schools
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As long as the school system has been in existence, there have been many cases of discrimination in one form or another. Blocked opportunities for students of a certain race and or in a lower socio-economic group have always existed. Many school officials, including various faculty members, have been responsible for rerouting minority students suggesting less demanding classes with the belief that these students could not handle the more advanced course work. This particular form of discrimination has been labeled tracking. For many years, racial minorities have been battling, and at times succumbing, to this form of discrimination.
Tracking involves dividing students based upon their learning capabilities and placing them in specific…show more content…
In order to supply the factories with well-trained workers, the public school system was encouraged to train future factory workers. This need for factory workers brought on the practice of tracking. Within the system of tracking, if a student was considered a racial minority or from a lower socio-economic background, they were automatically placed in the lower track, which was designed for training students for factory work upon the completion of their high school education. On the other hand, if the student was white and from a higher socio-economic background, they were provided with the best educational opportunities by taking advanced courses, which prepared them for a four year college or university.
A form of tracking called ability grouping can begin in the kindergarten years (Risley, 1999:4). Ability grouping is put into practice when children are put into groups based on their learning skills. The groups have advantages that include the extra attention needed for children that are not reading at a certain level which can bring them up to standard. The disadvantages include the alienation of students from the other advanced students along with the label of being a slow learner. There are standards within the school system to determine how to track students. Standardized tests, recommendations from the teachers and counselors, and parent and student choices are considered. The criterion appears fair enough. What is hidden from full view is that the