Discrimination Today

Humankind’s progress involves significant advantages especially in science area but also imminent disadvantages as a bigger and bigger lack on people’s personal growth and emotional intelligence. We seem to abandon ourselves in life’s discoveries and to forget the impact of our discriminative behavior on others.

Discrimination today is more frequent and brutally shown without at least the minimum consideration. We can’t behave the same way with all but our attitudes should be appropriate. This idea also suggests that discriminated persons have to stop accepting it and demanding to be well treated. The main reasons for discrimination are the human deteriorating process, the individualistic behavior, the exaggerated social comparison and disloyal competition all encouraged by our society.

Next to well-known forms of discrimination as racial, religious, cultural appear some new ones in the relationships and interactions area. So discrimination is made known not only in the relation with people having disabilities of any kind (physical, psychical or behavior disability) but also with “normal” people. Discrimination creates a huge “hole” filled with negatives feelings and inhuman behaviors between people.

People are being discriminated almost in any circumstance: when they can’t get a job because they are men or women or because they don’t have enough experience in a certain area but no one gives them the opportunity to gather it; when they are judged by their social status; when they feel obvious and evil antipathy; when they don’t have “the right” age for a job; when they unequally benefit of services; when they aren’t treated as human being and human feelings are selectively shared; when parent’s affection is shown differently to their children; when talent, capacities and skills “loose” in favor of the money…

No one is perfect. We all have some obvious or hidden “handicap”, so nothing justifies the discriminative behavior not even the unconscious influence in our acts. When you are tempted to make a discrimination remember: “today you discriminate some one, tomorrow you will be the discriminated one!”- Psychologist, Nicoleta Cramaruc