Discrimination Anthony Koroush Position Paper 13 December 2000 Discrimination Introduction "Discrimination is going on around the world everyday. Discrimination in any way is wrong. I. It contradicts the Constitution A. The Constitution states, "All men are created equal."" 1. In the 1700's, blacks were slaves. 2. Three Fifths Compromise: 5 blacks=3whites 3. Hitler killing the Jews 4. Catholics persecuted in Maryland because of religion 5. Rosa Parks riding on bus with whites II. It is selfish A. Sept. 22, 1862: Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation 1. to free slaves of the Confederacy B. During 1800's, whites bought slaves to do their work. 1. Worked on plantations: hard labor, cruel discipline, isolation C. Families broke up by sale D. Against the law to teach enslaved persons to read E. Southerners argue 1. "Necessary to provide an adequate labor supply and was a positive good- F. Putting down handicap to higher own self-esteem III. It creates tension between groups and/or nations A. Gang violence 1. Whites, blacks, Hispanics 2. Belief in God: teen shot at Columbine High School B. Indians persecuted because of their race 1. Reservations provided for Indians C. Employers and employees: gays and lesbians in the workplace 1. As of mid-1996, Americans legally fired because of sexual orientation in 41 states. 2. Average household income: Homosexuals: $55,430; National Average: $32,286/yr 3. Percent College Graduates: Homosexuals: 60%; National Average: 18%. Conclusion "Discrimination throughout the world today occurs to many extremes. From one extreme to another, it is in any way wrong. Anthony Koroush Position Paper 13 December 2000 Discrimination Today, many forms of discrimination are seen throughout the world. Of all of the forms seen, there are some that stand out. Including gangs, slavery, and discrimination in the workplace. Negativity is the basis of discrimination. The negativity leads to tension and future problems.