Addressing Discrimination


Jordyn Wilson, Contributor

This world is going down with all of the divide going on, or should I say, still going on? Nothing has changed–in fact, I feel things have gotten worse. In all realness, we need change.

Discrimination is a touchy subject and more times than not it doesn’t get talked about until somebody broadcasts it and then it becomes important. Discrimination can be in many form such as direct and indirect (HABBAS & ASSOCIATES).

According to Office of Civil Rights, “I believe the United States as a government if it is going to be true to its own founding document, does have the job at working toward when there is no more discrimination made on such inconsequential reasons as race, color, or religion” (Office of Civil Rights).

On some kind of level, it is wrong all around. Discrimination shouldn’t be a thing; it shouldn’t have started nor should we be ok knowing it’s still being done. We need to do better to get better, and if we don’t, we are going to continue to live this way and no sane person wants to live this way. For many people, discrimination is an everyday reality; discrimination is the unfair or prejudicial treatment of people and group based on characteristics such as race, gender, age or sexual orientation (American Psychological Association).

This has been happening for centuries now and certain groups of people get it the worst, so who’s really winning at this point? “While race and color is discrimination, they often are found together, discrimination is when treating employees or applicants differently because they have different skin color, even if they are the same race national origin or ethical origin” (Office of Civil Rights).

To know this has really been progressing for years on top of years is horrible. We aren’t asking for anyone’s left or right arm; we are asking for something that should have already been put into motion, and that is equality.

According to Office of Civil Rights, “It is unlawful to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race or color in regard to hiring, termination, promotion, compensation job training or any other terms, condition, or privilege of employment” (Office of Civil Rights). It’s very important and eye opening to see what is going through the work force and to see how things should be operated. To know this has to be written in the first place is very sad, and it should have been treated more carefully and handled differently.

We need a change NOW!