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Causes and Effects of Discrimination

December 13, 2007
By Anonymous

"You are retarded!" is one of many harmful phrases of discrimination. People act without thinking, and sometimes say things that hurt others. Discrimination happens when you or someone else treat someone unfairly. For example, making fun of their skin color, their appearance, culture, language, age, etc. The outcome of discrimination has its causes and effects. Welcome to the world of discrimination.
A girl and a boy just broke up on the girl's birthday. Tears ran down the girl's face as the boy walked away. Two days later, the boy got a new girlfriend. It turns out that the new girlfriend was a very good friend of the ex-girlfriend. Jealousy took control of the old girlfriend, and hurtful actions attempted. This is one example of discrimination. Basically, the ex-girlfriend got jealous of the new couple, and overreacted by hurting her friend. Many people do silly things without thinking, and end up doing the wrong thing. Sometimes the effect could be good, and sometimes bad, in this case, it's bad.
This time, things get a little out of control... One day, a boy at the age of thirteen thought of himself as an invisible person. Every time he asked a question, talked to a girl he likes, or try to get in a conversation with his family, they ignored him. He just couldn't handle it anymore and decided to commit suicide. Eventually this will happen when people have something bad in them that will take control of their entire life. You will one day in your life experience a time when you feel ignored. You will want to do something to yourself like suicide, but that's not always the answer. This shows another example of discrimination. School makes us smart, so use your knowledge and handle the situation maturely.
A girl at the age of eighteen is doing poorly in school. Her parents are very strict about it and abuse her when she isn’t trying. Evidently, she is trying but her parents don’t approve of these kinds of grades. The answer that rolls around the parents’ head is “abuse her”. The girl is sad, lonely, and mad. She runs away and takes all violent things with her. Her anger takes control and murders homeless people. Look, read, and remember this crime. It is another great, but sad discrimination. Teenagers are hard to deal with as they age, but only they choose what they think is right, and don’t listen to what their parents think. That’s why we have parents in the world, to help us with what is right so we don’t grow up to be a criminal.
As you can see, all these stories are examples of discrimination. It’s a very harmful thing to people once you think about it. If you discriminate someone in a really bad way, you have a heart of a criminal. I’m sure no one wants that. We need to over think our decisions before we take action. If everyone cared, and nobody cried, if everyone loved, and nobody lied, if everyone shared and swallowed their pride, then we’d see a day when nobody died.

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This article has 2 comments.

Gemma said...
on Sep. 23 2012 at 8:57 am
I totally agree, i'm taking health and social care in school and this has really helped, thank you :) p.s. Loving the Nickelback quote!

on Nov. 27 2011 at 7:32 am


If we only have learned how to love truthfully and faithfully there will never be a single beggar begging on the streets.

So, are we going to let all of this happen continually?

It's time we get to work our chitchats. What am I sayin? It's time to make the first move in reducing and finally destroy the disease called discrimination which was made by you, me and of all the people in the first place.

Remember this:

NO ONE is safe from discrimination. We can't tell who is next so be careful, you might be the next to become of it. Break it now before it's too late.