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Define the following terms:
|Term |Definition |
|Discrimination |The denial of opportunities and equal rights to individuals and groups because of prejudice |
| |or for other arbitrary reasons. |
|Institutional discrimination |A denial of opportunities and equal rights to individuals or groups, |
| |resulting from the normal operations ...view middle of the document...
This is through thoughts similar to that of prejudice, which makes it different than discrimination. Since discrimination involves behavior and prejudice and stereotyping involves attitudes, thoughts, and beliefs this is what makes discrimination different from prejudice and stereotypes
• What are the causes of discrimination?
Discrimination can be caused from various factors but mainly from learned behavior and what our society has taught us. More significantly, it is found in institutional discrimination and the presence of the informal economy. Individuals practice discrimination in one-on-one encounters, and institutions practice discrimination through their daily operations. Institutional discrimination is the denial of opportunities and equal rights to individuals and groups that result from the normal operations of a society. People learn and follow others and in doing so can believe that something such as beliefs about others or groups are true. Our society has set the so called terms for how people should be labeled and treated because people want to believe what others have told us is the correct thing. From this perspective, discrimination can take place without an individual intending to deprive others of privileges and even without the individual being aware that others are being deprived (Ture and Hamilton 1992)
• How is...