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Discrimination

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Discuss or debate the questions below. Remember to support your answers!

  • Have you, a family member, or a friend ever been the victim of discrimination? If yes, please explain.
  • Will the human race always face some form of discrimination? Why/not?
  • Are there more hate groups now than 25 years ago? How about 50 years ago? Why/not?
  • In the song Imagine, do you think John Lennon was correct in believing the world would be a better place without religion, countries, or possessions? Why/not?

  • What does "discrimination" mean? Please explain in as much detail as possible, as well as offer examples.
  • The US Declaration of Independence states that "all men are created equal." What does this mean? Please explain in as much detail as possible. And is it discriminatory that the statement doesn't include women?
  • How would you feel if you couldn't get a job because of some unchangeable aspect about yourself? What would you do? Please explain?
  • What can be done to successfully fight discrimination with the goal of eventually ending it?
  • What does "eugenics" mean? Check your dictionary, then brainstorm ideas related to this word. Is it a problem today? Why/not?
  • What would happen if governments enacted eugenics policies? Why do you think so?
  • What does "racial profiling" mean? Check your dictionary, then brainstorm ideas related to this phrase. Is it a problem today? Why/not?
  • What do you think about governments enacting policies based on race? Why?

  • Do you think women are more able at raising children than men? Why/not?
  • Do you think men have better heads for business than women? Why/not?
  • Do you think one race is predisposed to higher IQ than other races? Why/not?
  • Do you think one race possesses better athletic ability than other races? Why/not?

  • In which areas might men be better than women? Why do you think so? Is it discriminatory to think so?
  • In which areas might women be better than men? Why do you think so? Is it discriminatory to think so?
  • What does "nature versus nurture" mean?  Check you dictionary, then brainstorm ideas related to this phrase.
  • Which is more important when raising a child, nature (biology) or nurture (family, love, care, etc.)? Why do you think so?

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