We Are All Equal Before the Law Essays
1817 WordsApr 3rd, 20138 Pages
‘We are all equal before the law’. To what extent is this common statement about the law reflected in practice?
BA HONS HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE
UNIVERSITY OF BEDFORDSHIRE
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Rarely do we have people with a disability portrayed positively unless they are very successful in whatever they are doing ,for example , sport or highly educated. Other than that people with a disability often make news when they need help and are those often in wheelchairs. Prejudice is also another form of discrimination faced by this group of people and are often treated as a homogenous group. Prejudice is having an opinion or ideas about an individual or group of people that won’t change even when there is new information. However , Giddens (2009) suggests prejudice can be both positive and negative.
The social model of disability states that the social exclusion experienced by many disabled people is not due to their impairment or medical conditions but that it emanates from institutional and structural discrimination.( Oliver,1983) The ability to obtain employment can be severely restricted by employers’ prejudicial assumptions about the types of work considered suitable for people with a disability or the difficulties involved in employing individuals with a disability. These discriminatory attitudes can prevent and disadvantage job seekers from accessing education, training or employment opportunities because of the systemic and institutionalised nature of discrimination. * Education
Segregated education and employment is another inequality experienced by people
Essay on We Are All Equal
1357 Words6 Pages
We are all born the same way: as humans, and therefore deserve the same rights and acceptance as long as we all follow the laws and comply with the norms set to protect all individuals. But throughout history certain groups of people have faced discrimination, segregation, and injustice because they are of a specific race, skin color and/or culture that some of us consider to be part of a lower category of human beings, as well as the fact of holding different beliefs and ideals along with preferences when it comes to things such as gender and choice of lifestyle. My only wonder is how an individual or a society as a whole reaches the point of producing enmity towards others who do not hold the same sexual orientation as they do and how…show more content…
M. V. Lee Badgett mentions in his article “What Obama Should Do About Workplace Discrimination,” that this would make a great first step on what concerns banning workplace discrimination against homosexuals by federal contractors. If the government, the structural system of our country, is not only willing to accept all but pose as a model of approval towards all kinds of sexual orientations, then so should we, the people, who make part of the nation. Discrimination against this group of people is unfortunate, but extremely common nowadays; more and more individuals are being harassed, not compensated with adequate wages, and/or fired from their jobs because of the way they sexually identify themselves. This strikes a fear in gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender employees who feel as though they must produce more than the average worker in order to not be affected or expelled from their jobs, often leading them to not take illness days off, vacations, and to perhaps be more productive than the majority of their colleagues. Badgett explains that by issuing an executive order against workplace discrimination, President Obama will be able to gradually bring back equality to the nation, providing parallel opportunities for all and reducing stress, fear, as well as death and unemployment rates in the gay community.
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