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Federal discrimination complaint filed against Knox Co. Schools - WBIR-TV

Federal discrimination complaint filed against Knox Co. Schools - WBIR-TV | Antisocial Relatons | Scoop.it
A college within the University of Tennessee has filed a federal discrimination complaint against Knox County Schools.
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In this article a discrimination complaint was filed against Knox County Schools. Based on studies and facts from this article, African-American students are more likely to be reported and more likely to be suspended from school than their Caucasian peers. This prejudice discrimination is what I would consider automatic/unconscious prejudice (Myers, 2014). The automatic bias isn't allowing for the African-Americans to have fair judgment and is forcing them into unfair problems that they haven't deserved. As Breanna Gassner states, this discrimination is part of the ingroup and outgroup formations of social categorization Breanna Gassner, 2014). She believes that this is a quick way to sort individuals into groups.This discrimination has no diversity boundaries. All African-Americans (men and women) are being affected in this case of discrimination. This article is credible because it comes from a good source and the results are solid numbers that are found through legitimate studies.

 

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Breanna Gassner, W. M. (2014). Racial Prejudice In College Students: A Cross Sectional Examination. College Student Journal, 249-256.

Myers, D. G. (2014). Exploring Psychology. New York City: Kevin Feyen.

 

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Roger Clegg - Harvard, UNC–Chapel Hill Sued for Admissions Discrimination

Roger Clegg - Harvard, UNC–Chapel Hill Sued for Admissions Discrimination | Antisocial Relatons | Scoop.it
Harvard University and the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill have been sued for racial discrimination in their student-admission policies, according to this press release by Edward Blum’s Project on Fair Representation, and more lawsuits...
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Discrimination happens in many places in the world. It happens in the work place, in public, and in schools etc... The student that applied to Harvard and The University of North Carolina received a severe case of Racial Prejudice (Breanna Gassner, 2014). The information in this source is very credible considering that the Vice President is concerned with it. Also because there is a law suit taking place, it has become a very serious matter. As David G. Myers would say. This is discrimination (Myers, 2014). The unacceptable behavior that the applicant encountered must be stopped. The stereotypes are hurting these young peoples opportunities and lives. These applicants who are qualified but not Caucasian are having their opportunities taken by less qualified Caucasians. This must be confronted and stopped immediately.


References

Breanna Gassner, W. M. (2014). Racial Prejudice In College Students: a Cross Sectional Examination. College Student Journal, 249-256.

Myers, D. G. (2014). Exploring Psychology. New York City: Kevin Feyen.

 

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Combating racial prejudice in the health service

Combating racial prejudice in the health service | Antisocial Relatons | Scoop.it
Last week, I had the privilege of attending the chief nursing officer's BME conference. It was a lively event where I was able to reconnect with old friends and meet many of our Queen's Nurses.
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In this article Crystal Oldman states how her experience was when focusing on discrimination in the field of Health. All throughout healthcare there are many problems with this. This is stated as racial profiling or discrimination based on race or ethnicity (Falconer, 2014). The disadvantage that these people experience is due to prejudice, stereotypes, discrimination and monopolistic judgments. Monopolistic judgment means that you group everyone of a certain race to the stereotypes perceived onto that race (Breanna Gassner, 2014). This major problem in healthcare includes men , women, and children of a discriminated race and is why monopolistic judgment is present. This diversity factor that includes both genders allows monopolistic judgment and discrimination easily used. Crystal Oldman's conclusions and opinion are valid considering that she received the information she used at a credible, professional meeting. 

 

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Breanna Gassner, W. M. (2014). Racial Prejudice In College Students: A Cross Sectional Examination. College Student Journal, 249-256. 

Falconer, J. (2014, August 16). The Psychology of Racial Profiling. Retrieved from Mental Health Counseling: http://blogs.psychcentral.com/diary-therapist/2014/08/the-psychology-of-racial-profiling/

 

 

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EEOC files first suits against employers for discrimination toward transgender employees

EEOC files first suits against employers for discrimination toward transgender employees | Antisocial Relatons | Scoop.it
A few weeks ago, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission shattered expectations when it took on two employment discrimination cases on behalf of two tr
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In this article, discrimination ,not of race, but of gender identity was committed. Two members of a company who were transgender and transitioning from male to female were discriminated against and lost their jobs. This type of discrimination is a prime example of ingroup vs. outgroup and the ingroup bias (Myers, 2014). The ingroup in the situation was the company and its supervisor. The outgorup  was the two trangender employees who experienced the harsh discrimination. The ingroup bias obviously favored the company and its manager and not the two employees. This article doesn't include the diversity factor involving homosexuals, it only involves those of transgender. As stated in this article, most of these cases are never reported and that is a problem. A key step to stop this problem is to speak out about it and confront the problem (Falconer, 2014). The information of the article is credible because it is focused on and reported by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

 

References 

Falconer, J. (2014, August 16). The Psychology of Racial Profiling. Retrieved from Mental Health Counseling: http://blogs.psychcentral.com/diary-therapist/2014/08/the-psychology-of-racial-profiling/

 Myers, D. G. (2014). Exploring Psychology. New York City: Kevin Feyen.

 

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Inequalities in Health and Social Justice Empirical and Moral Phenomena

Dr. Erika Blacksher will describe the social gradient in health and discuss key questions and debates about whether these social inequalities in health, ofte...
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This video states and describes social inequalities in the field of Health. This video discusses the social gradient in health. This is the relationship between a person's social position and their health. Studies show that wealthier people live longer than poorer people and it has been this way for quite some time. The findings of inequality in this video relate to the just-world phenomenon stated by David G. Myers (Myers, 2014). The just-world phenomenon states that world is just and that people get what they deserve and deserve what they get (Myers, 2014). This video relates to this phenomenon because most wealthy people believe they deserve a healthy life and that poorer people deserve what they get. The best way to correct this is stated by Jameca Falconer. She believes that the  majority group (not experiencing the social inequalities) needs to play an active role in helping the minority group (that is experiencing the inequalities) (Falconer, 2014). This will allow all races, and both males and females to receive equality in health care and can end prejudice and discrimination based on diversity. The video and its findings are from a credible source in Dr. Erika Blacksher. 

 

References

Falconer, J. (2014, August 16). The Psychology of Racial Profiling. Retrieved from Mental Health Counseling: http://blogs.psychcentral.com/diary-therapist/2014/08/the-psychology-of-racial-profiling/

Myers, D. G. (2014). Exploring Psychology. New York City: Kevin Feyen.

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Racial prejudice BBC News 24, 28th May 2014

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In London a survey was conducted asking the public if they were prejudice. Seventeen percent of the people who completed the survey admitted being prejudice. A lot of the people who completed the survey talked about immigration and how that may be causing the racism and prejudice acts. This perfectly relates to the ingroup, outgroup,  and ingroup bias, talked about by David G. Myers (Myers, 2014).  The people of London favor the people in their group and immediately hold prejudice thoughts against the immigrants. This discrimination and racism can be halted if people develop more multicultural awareness (Breanna Gassner, 2014).  The people in London need to promote diversity through appreciation, and understanding of other races (Breanna Gassner, 2014). The results from the survey are credible because they came from a reliable source and the study was conducted throughout the general public.


References

Breanna Gassner, W. M. (2014). Racial Prejudice In College Students: A Cross Sectional Examination. College Student Journal, 249-256.

Myers, D. G. (2014). Exploring Psychology. New York City: Kevin Feyen.

 


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