Discrimination and Its Effects

Protesters against discrimination

Protesters against discrimination

Visal Ly, Writer

Discrimination – the prejudiced act of an attack against people of color, different sexual orientations, and general physical and mental contrast.


Discrimination has always been a grand problem worldwide. Hate crimes and physical harm are introduced to those who are racial or sexually “different.” 

Discrimination comes in all forms: stereotypes, naming, violence, and slur-calling against certain races or communities. Discriminating against a certain community may make someone feel that they are not normal or un-human which usually leads to lower self-esteem and mental health.

A citizen’s ability to protect may be a way to bring awareness to a situation. There are groups like “Black Lives Matter” and “Stop Asian Hate” that prevent violence. Petitions and protests would usually break out after a brutal cause or act.