Title

The Negative Effects of Discrimination

Presenter Information

Riley Elliot

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC 135

Start Date

16-5-2013

End Date

16-5-2013

Abstract

Social marginalization causes people and groups to feel left out of society, instead of valuing their unique qualities. Discrimination exists everywhere in the world, specifically in peoples’ perceptions of religious beliefs, immigration issues, physical qualities, and obesity. Studies based on ethnic identity show the best way for immigrants to deal with feeling left out is to retain their original culture while adapting to the new culture. Lawrence Baron’s essay summarizes the X-Men comics and movies, which build upon the idea of the Holocaust. The mutants in the X-Men are people with hidden powers. However, when they transform back into normal humans, they are still outcasts. The social marginalization seen in these movie characters can be related to the struggles that people face today, especially in obesity. Andrea Lee speaks about obesity in the United States, saying that 28 percent of men and 45 percent of women have said they have experienced discrimination regarding their weight. Any kind of discrimination is something everyone can relate to. Having diverse varied examples will help society better understand social marginalization as a whole.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Melissa Johnson

Additional Mentoring Department

English

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The Negative Effects of Discrimination

SURC 135

Social marginalization causes people and groups to feel left out of society, instead of valuing their unique qualities. Discrimination exists everywhere in the world, specifically in peoples’ perceptions of religious beliefs, immigration issues, physical qualities, and obesity. Studies based on ethnic identity show the best way for immigrants to deal with feeling left out is to retain their original culture while adapting to the new culture. Lawrence Baron’s essay summarizes the X-Men comics and movies, which build upon the idea of the Holocaust. The mutants in the X-Men are people with hidden powers. However, when they transform back into normal humans, they are still outcasts. The social marginalization seen in these movie characters can be related to the struggles that people face today, especially in obesity. Andrea Lee speaks about obesity in the United States, saying that 28 percent of men and 45 percent of women have said they have experienced discrimination regarding their weight. Any kind of discrimination is something everyone can relate to. Having diverse varied examples will help society better understand social marginalization as a whole.