Racism and gender

Explaining Ethics 2 of OCR Full course RS

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Causes of racism
Racism is learned, parents may have prejudices which the children learn.
Ignorance and fear, people are not use to certain races and express their anxiety
through racism
Bullying: they make themselves feel better by bullying others.
Poverty and unemployment: people look for someone to blame for their bad
Race relations act 1976
Illegal to:
1. Use offensive language to stir up racial hatred
2. Distribute literature stirring p racism
3. Refuse someone a job because of their race
4. Refuse selling houses due to race
5. Stop someone using public facilities due to their race.
CRE= Commission of racial equality
They monitor complaints of racism
Discrimination is difficult to prove and people are scared to come forward as witnesses so
very few cases have actual consequences.
Racist examples in the bible:
During the crusades, thousands were killed in the name of Christianity across Europe
and the Middle East.
Spain invaded South America in 16th century and killed tens of thousands trying to
convert them to Christianity and their wealth was taken by the Spanish.
Slave plantations in the Deep South were mostly owned by Christians.
Bible for racism Bible against racism
"God made man in the image of god"
Genesis 1:27
All people were created by god and so are
the same and it is wrong to treat them
"do not mistreat foreigners living on
your land" Leviticus 19:33
"there is neither Jew nor Greek...for
you are all one in Jesus Christ" St Paul in
Galatians 3:28

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Parable of the good Samaritan- Luke
The Samaritan helped people regardless of
Agape- Jesus' teaching is not restricted to
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Why are women discriminated against:
Men have normally held power. Most people live in a society controlled by male
Male terms are used: chairman, masterpiece, God the father
Women were only allowed to vote in 1918 with many conditions
Women are stereotyped as mothers and wives and are seen as weaker
The law
Sex discrimination act 1975
Here could be no discrimination towards job applicants regarding gender with the exception
of the church and miners
But...…read more


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