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A lot of people today are prejudice Most think of this as being racist In addition its making decisions on the basis of age gender or other features not facts People who are prejudice can lower others self-esteem cause discrimination and it can lead to violencePrejudice lowers self esteem and hurts people mentally Can you imagine being handicapped or having a disability Now try to imagine applying for a job or being treated the same as someone with a disabilityWe have come a long way with accepting handicaps in the world but there is still a set back Sure they have special parking places and can go shopping and spend money but what about when they apply for a job They get treated differently Employers see them as a business liability special doors must be installed bigger working space needs to be available or special equipment might have to be bought A couple of years ago a GM car salesman was blind He obviously couldnt drive but went with the customer on the test drive He usually made a sale before they were back on the lot His people skills outweighed the fact that he would never use the product he was sellingIn another case Ryan White a child from Indiana could not attend school because he had AIDs The district super intendent JO Smith forbid Ryan from his classes A couple of states have issued guidelines allowing children with Aids to attend schools but few are there Rather than the rational concern for the good of the children Professor Robert Mnookin is concerned that the school board acts out of fear and prejudice Prejudice can also cause discrimination In most cases a more powerful person against a minority or disadvantaged with holds the prejudice aditude in the same society This results in various forms of discrimination On March 19 in Salt Lake City Utah a student sued the Board of Education for discrimination
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