Discrimination against other people may a have a huge impact on their self-esteem and self – worth. They may find life really lonely and develop depression and trust issues; this could affect them throughout their whole life. A person with low self – esteem will often give up on a everything earlier than other people or may not want to participate at all because they fear they won’t be able to achieve it.
There are four types of discrimination, first; Direct: its when a person is told they are unable to do something because of their color, race, religion or sex. Second indirect: this would be excluding people from taking part by making rules or practices that affect them negatively for example displaying pictures which only include white people and not multicultural people. Third would be institutional: it occurs when the systems, policies and procedures in a setting discriminate against a group or groups of people. This happens because the systems and processes were designed without taking into account the diverse needs of groups within the community in relation to their race, disability or gender resulting in some people being treated differently. Last one is individual: it is where one person encourages the unfair treatment of another person.
Discriminating can lead to bullying that the person can then carry it on into the rest of his life. There are many ways in which people could be discriminated, some of these can include stereotyping against cultures all Arabs and Muslims are terrorists, all white Americans are obese, lazy and dim witted. Groups of individuals Goths wear black clothes, black makeup, are depressed and hated by society, girls are only concerned about physical appearance. In the Oxford dictionary it stated that the unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people, especially on the grounds of race, age, or sex victims of racial discrimination.