Prejudice and Discrimination in Our SocietyPaper Rating: Word Count: 959 Approx Pages: 4
There are many different forms of prejudices and discrimination. Three common forms include racism, ageism and sexism. Using examples of these three forms, this paper will show you that prejudice and discrimination can be obvious or subtle in our lives.
One of the most predominant forms of prejudice and discrimination is racism. The Ku Klux Klan was a group of terrorists who believed in the inferiority of blacks and therefore resented the rise of former slaves to a status of civil equality and often to positions of political power. However not only did they discriminate against blacks it also included Roman Catholics and Jews, who were increasingly made targets of taunting and persecution by the Klan. The Ku Klux Klan, also known as the ˜KKK', is an example of obvious prejudice and discrimination taken to an extreme.
Another form of obvious racism occurred in our society after September 11th, 2001. It stirred up much controversy about who was to blame for the tragedy and why they would do such a thing. Since then, the United States, as well as Canada has started to increase security in airports and border crossings. Since the Middle East have, lets say, been ˜pointed the finger at' by the U.S., it is