Will this Discrimination Based On Caste,Race,Colour,Language Ever Vanish?

India
July 30, 2009 1:31am CST
Everywhere around the world there is one form of discrimination or the other.While it is believed that God, if there is one, created Man equally, we see people discriminate fellow human beings on various considerations. In the western world it is racial problem, in India it is caste and language elsewhere it is a combination of all. Education is believed to drive away this derogatory feelings towards fellow human beings.But ironically, it is these so called educated and the cultured who practise it the most. If education does not reform our way of thinking low, what else is the solution?
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18 responses
@urbandekay (18311)
30 Jul 09
Whilst it is true that such discrimination can be found in most, if not all, cultures. The degree varies from the extremes of the Indian caste system to Europe where Such discrimination is minor. Education, may or not help, it depends in what you are educating the person. all the best urban
• India
30 Jul 09
Yes india needs to take this issue on a war footing.. it is shameful to see human beings being treated like this. it never exsists in the animal world..thx
@urbandekay (18311)
30 Jul 09
But thankfully, that good men such as yourself recognise this evil casts a ray of light on such darkness all the best urban
@abenitez (501)
• United States
31 Jul 09
I dont know if it will ever go away. Really it is all just ignorance. Every one is created equal and every human being should have the same right. But we will always have the people that truly believe that it is ok to discriminate. The main reason why this is happening is because the same beliefs are being passed from generation to generation. I truly hope to see the day where every one, no matter race, gender, color, language, or anything is treated equal. But as long as we have parents raising there children with these beliefs I dont think it will ever happen.
• India
31 Jul 09
Yes parents are to be partly blamed for these sins in society. No matter how piously we attend to our religious rituals, so long our hearts aren't clean, it makes no difference whether we pray or not thx
@suj123 (1068)
• India
31 Jul 09
Yes in and around the world there is some or other kind of discrimination that takes place. In India due to this caste discrimination i had to suffer a lot. As you are also from India you might also be knowing the reservations we have here. The students who get the same marks as ST/SC get will not get admission but for them its so easy. Seriously it should be removed from the niche itself. Our constitution only voices about it then how will it be prevented.
• India
31 Jul 09
I am not for any caste based reservations, because it actually harms the beneficiary in the long run. A person who is fed free food will obviiously lose his motivation to work hard and achieve excellence in any field. He will lose out on competition and hence will alway be behind the race. In the early part after independence, it was fair to provide some concessions to the deprived, Now its time they learn't to survive on their own skill, talent and ability. I belong to the so called backward class. I dont know how backward i am, because even though i had the option to seek concessions in job and admissions i never did. We in the family have always stood for merit and never to accept any concessions...thx
• Philippines
31 Jul 09
actually, there is no problem, we just have these narrow-minded imbeciles that pushes this discrimination thing..they think that they are above others when in fact, they are the ones below them..it is only in their minds, in the minds rather of those insecure people..there would be no discrimination if they will accept themselves as what they are, they just tend to compare themselves to those people who are above them or below them..i really think, the root of this is insecurity and the so called crab mentality..why would people discriminate others if they think it would not benefit them..?in other words, they are just doing it because they think that they will gain from it, which is certainly and definitely wrong..to those who are fond of discriminating others, goodluck..haha
• India
31 Jul 09
Yes u have a valid point. The people who think high are themselves low because of naturing these sinful thoughts.. They need to change their thinking and accept everyone as equal thx
• United States
31 Jul 09
Yes, education was suppose to have enlighten people on that discimination is wrong, but like you said, it actually turned people more prejudice against each other. I think the problem lies in the fact that some people just can't change no matter how educated they are. Once we're educated, it's our responsibilities to decide how we're going to use our knowledge from our education to make the world a better place. Yet, some people, although really well educated, they chose to use this knowledge against people of color and instead use it as an argument as to why they have the right to discriminate other people. Education is suppose to be a solution that overcome people's fears and wrong ideas; however, some chose to use it to twist the idea of acceptance into more discrimination, and that is just wrong.
• India
31 Jul 09
Yes education is supposed to cure many ills that we face in society. If it doesn't then who is to blame? our education system or the student?..thx
• United States
31 Jul 09
In the state that I live in, we have many, many cultures, and I don't see a big problem, expecially with the younger generation. They seem to be very excepting of other races. Unfortunately, with the older generation, they find it hard, because they weren't brought up in that environment so it's still a bit of a shock to them, mainly because they can't accept the cultures of other races. Every culture seems to do things differently, and they feel that if they live in US, then they should do as we do. Certainly that is very narrow-minded thinking. My issue with other cultures - while I respect their way of life, and find some of them very interesting, I don't think we should be forced to live in the same building as other cultures. We differ with food, music, language, etc, so it makes for a hard time to be sharing the same space together.
• India
31 Jul 09
Yes the younger generation are receptive to new ideas and change. The blame has to be squarely on the older people who inculcate these sinful thoughts into the young minds..thx
• United States
31 Jul 09
People have always fought against each other, once we lose one reason we find another. It is very sad, we are all basically the same so we should just all live amongst each other and be happy.
• India
31 Jul 09
yes we are bascially the same.. but how to make people understand? thats the hardest part thx
@tundeemma (896)
• South Africa
30 Jul 09
Nothing accounts for discrimination more than the colour difference, some colours believe that others are inferior hence they look at such people as people who do not have brains or are just a pack of fools, such discriminative thinking can only bring hatred among people and nothing more
• India
31 Jul 09
every form of discrimination is hurting, be in colour or caste. It is hard to digest when learned people do it..thx
• United States
30 Jul 09
Unfortunately I do not think it will go away only continuously change it's face as it has always done. Some of the old stigmas still live today but many do not. It is human nature to do so it is left over instinct to weed out the unsuitable mates. Some day it may be over come but not in our life time
• India
31 Jul 09
Yes there is reason for ur pessimissm. They are here to stay..how sad thx
• India
30 Jul 09
Yes you are right. In every part of the world there exists discrimination based on one form or the other. I am not very sure whether some day or the other it will end or not, but for the survival of mankind in a streamlined manner, it has to end else it will wipe out the entire mankind. This discrimination is actually the main or rather the only reason for all forms of trouble that is existing or is created.
@tutor19us (455)
• India
30 Jul 09
No, it will never end. Its deeply rooted in our customs and values. Unless we get an acid wash we will continue living like this for eras.
@radx682 (327)
• India
30 Jul 09
Education cannot contribute much on this issue. The education system itself demands all these info at the time of admission to a college or school. So how can the same education help us think in a broader perspective. God has created humans with 6th sense which is enough to analyze that all this is garbage and there are many things to concentrate and contribute for the growth of the society.
• India
30 Jul 09
Yes ur right. The admission procedure and application formats need to be changed. You cant include columns on caste and race information be part of admission to schools. thx
@ysobelle (202)
• Philippines
30 Jul 09
In other place there is still this so called discrimination. This mentality should not be practiced anymore. We are created equally. Regardless of the race, color, language, caste, we should give respect each other fairly, because we are the same human with one heart that beats and get hurt when discriminated. Reaching out those discriminated race maybe is the solution. We should give them a chance to live life normally. Influential people maybe can help treating this disease of discrimination. We should be like mother teresa who reached out those discrimanated and outcast people. Happy mylotting. Nice sharing with you.
• India
30 Jul 09
this is an insult to mankind. To look low of fellow human beings is cruel and not acceptable thx
@se7enthbird (8326)
• Philippines
30 Jul 09
even in our country were we all have the same nationality there is still discrimination. from rich and poor, who has light color and who is pretty and handsome. it also depends on how we are brought up, if we have parents who talks and descriminates people the child will grow up to one too and so forth and so on. this will vanish but people need to start on his self. its like michael jackson song im starting with the man in the mirror, im telling him to change his ways. if we wont start to ourselves this will never end anymore.
• India
30 Jul 09
Yes ur right.. Parents play a very important part in character building.. Kids need to be taught good morals from early age thx
@natnickeep (2340)
• United States
30 Jul 09
The first solution is realizing that there is a problem. Which a lot of people have done. The second thing is convincing the people who believe that it isn't wrong to discriminate that it is wrong. That I think maybe impossible. I think it is almost instinct to stick with those who are most like you so you don't stand out. And not like those who are different from you. I am a very open person. I try not to judge people or discriminate. But I know for some others that is very hard.
• India
30 Jul 09
It is sad to see human discriminate his own.. Will we ever realise? thx
@Dishari (689)
29 Apr 16
There's no solution I guess, people just are selfish. Nobody is ready to give away his privileges and help others get better. As long as there are selfish people, discrimination will exist.
@ptrikha_2 (12806)
• India
31 Jul 09
Well; I feel that elimination of this discrimination is very very difficult . While some of us do not believe in this at all; most are deeply entrenched in these things . Also many people encourage such things for their own vested interests and get away with personal gains . The way forward is through social awareness campaigns through Media - Print, Internet etc and through people to people talk and discussion .
• United States
31 Jul 09
Hello I agree with you on the discrimination issue, it is so sad how pople are so stuck with that concept, it is so bad that people can not do their jobs correctly, due to discrimination for one reason or another, and I have witnessed this with my own eyes, if it is not someone is discrimating someone else by the eay they speak, or the way they dress, or they discrimate because someon has a special needs (disabilty), or they discrimate because of someones religious beliefs, I think this is a issue that really needs to be addressed and not taken lightly, because it effects so much more then the person who is being discrimated against. Happy My Lotting!