Resolving Ethical Dilemmas

Resolving Ethical Dilemmas

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Overview of Assignment: Resolving Ethical Dilemmas
Discrimination is negative behavior or actions that result from prejudice. It happens in almost every society and community around the world. In the United States, discrimination is seen in employment, housing, religion, the courts, education, and countless other areas. Around the world, discrimination leads to wars, terrorism, unjust imprisonment, poverty, starvation, and numerous atrocities. So what makes members of one culture discriminate against members of another culture? What are the implications when people are discriminated against?
Discrimination has many sources that involve the view of self and of others. First, it seems to be human nature to dislike those who look or behave differently or have different beliefs. Often the result is discrimination. Second, when individuals or groups must compete for the same thing, such as land, jobs, or status, discrimination often occurs. Third, when individuals have learned that those who are different are in some way negative or less, they tend to discriminate against these people. All of these sources of discrimination reflect one’s view of self in a social world—one’s role schemas, person schemas, and self-schemas.
This application focuses on the identification and implications of discrimination and the steps to eliminate it.
To prepare for this assignment:
• Review the information presented in your text in Chapters 6 and 7 focusing on aspects of the self that influence or lead to discrimination. Also look for characteristics that cause people to persuade other people to a specific behavior or action.
• Explore the United States Institute of Peace site to see the many different areas of discrimination and conflict in the world. Read some of the articles in areas or countries that interest you. The United States Institute of Peace Library includes a topical list of countries and issues.
• Read Amnesty International’s article on discrimination. Also read one or two of the discrimination articles found on the right-hand side of the Web page focusing on the United States and other countries. What are the issues? What is the impact of discrimination?
• Select a specific population as it exists in the 21st Century, either a specific culture within the U.S. or a population in another country and one that is discriminated against and that discriminates against others (either within the culture itself or across cultures). Using the Internet and your local library, research this culture to discover the kinds of discrimination that exist.
• Think about the implications of the discrimination for the individuals and for the communities.
• Consider how discrimination impacts an individual’s view of self.
• Reflect on the following:
o What are aspects of the self that cause people to discriminate?
o How do some members of a group persuade others to their way of thinking about those against whom they discriminate?
o Are there solutions to discrimination?
• Think about each culture’s values, physical appearance, names, self-concept and self-identity, sources of prejudice, and the attribution process.
The assignment: 1 page, APA style format, No Plagiarism and must be cited with references. Thank you.

(1).Briefly describe a specific population as it exists in the 21st Century that is discriminated against and that discriminates against others (either within the culture itself or across cultures). This population can be a specific culture within the U.S. or a population in another country.

(2).Explain how this culture 1) is discriminated against, and 2) discriminates against others. Cite all resources appropriately. Include in your response, answers to the following questions below.

When members of this culture are discriminated against, what are the implications related to the self and to specific aspects of the self?

When members of this culture discriminate against others, what are aspects of the self that cause the discrimination?

Are there characteristics or actions that persuade members of a group to practice discrimination on others?

What can be done to reduce or eliminate discrimination for these groups?

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