Topic Key words: ( One of which you will need to define in the ‘A’ question)
Community Cohesion= A sense of togetherness among all groups in society
Discrimination = Treating people less favourably because of race, class, sex etc
Ethnic Minority= Member of an ethnic group smaller than the majority
Multi Ethnic Society= Where many races live together
Multi Faith Society= Where many different religious groups live together
Prejudice= The belief that some people are inferior without knowing them
Racial Harmony= Different races living together happily
Interfaith Marriage= Where husband & wife are from different religions
Religious Freedom= People have the freedom to practice their religion
Religious Pluralism= Accepting all faiths have equal right to exist
Racism= The belief that some races are inferior to others
Sexism= Discrimination based on gender
Changing attitudes to Gender
Massive recent change. It was only in 1918 that women were given the vote. Not until 1970 were women given a right to receive equal pay.
Women’s roles have changed considerably and are now much more varied. A century ago only 15% of married women worked outside the home. The two world wars did much to stimulate change, when women found themselves performing previously ‘male’ roles due to the shortage of men around. This was accelerated during the 1960’s, by widespread feminist campaigns and changes such as the introduction of the contraceptive pill which gave women previously unimagined freedom.
However, although men and women legally are equal, many would claim there is still discrimination based on gender and that prejudice remains eg. few women in positions of power and still on average earn less than men.