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Discrimination Discrimination can be expressed in many different ways which are very hurtful and can also be very harmful Discrimination means acting unfavorably toward a person based on the group which a person belongs instead of on his or her merits Gillam 13 Discrimination in society can also be defined as the unfair treatment of equals Discrimination Different ways of expressing discrimination can be by denying one a job because of his or her race or gender treating others unfairly because of his or her race or gender or verbal and physical assault on one solely because of his or her race religion or beliefs These types of discrimination along with others can impact ones life tremendously Discrimination can lead to different things such as quitting a job or often doing something harmful to oneself or the aggressor Prejudice is a negative prejudgement of people of a certain race religion or belief due to the stereotypes that society places on these people Prejudice Prejudice is expressed only by having a negative attitude towards another person solely because of the stereotypes given to them by society and not by their own merits The effects of prejudice are the same as those of discrimination Although there have been many laws passed which outlaw discrimination it still occurs in a variety of ways in an imperfect society Women are a group who receive a lot of discrimination They are fighting for the right to work the same job as a man does In the workplace it is much harder for women with the same education as men to earn the same position Palmer 43 Most of the time if a woman gets the job above the man she will receive a much lower salary than the man would receive if he had the same job Women earn sixty-nine cents for every dollar earned by an equally educated man Gillam 45 According to Paula Christian Jane Pulliam worked
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