Man has travelled a long way starting from Stone Age to the Modern Age. This long journey has also led to the evolution of several races, communities and sects. This difference has sourced out several deviations in the human mind, which has made him susceptible to discrimination. According to the Human Rights Commission, ‘Discrimination means unequal or different treatment or harassment that causes harm (Human Rights, 2016).
A moment to think and we will find that in almost country, racial discrimination is one of its major problems. Although it is not pronounced in most of the countries, the problem still persists. This kind of discrimination is derogatory to the human psyche and threatens the mere existence of a respectful being.
Every human being is born free. Born free of all scars and blemishes laid upon by the society. Each one of us is born innocent and equal in the eyes of God. Then, why do we, as humans, take pride in stamping over dignity of others? We do not realize that by discriminating
others, we are actually discriminating the creations of God. Nature, by itself, provides for each one of us equally and fairly. It provides light, air and water to every kind of being, irrespective of their race, caste and creed. Then, who are we to discriminate one another? This is a simple lesson for us to understand and practice. Only when we cross over this barrier and respect each other’s dignity, can we say that we have achieved progress and development in this modern world. It is time we stopped looking at such insignificant qualities of people and start realizing the truth worth of a being, which must be measured by his action. Not by his race, gender or religion.
Human Rights Legal Support Centre. (2016). What is Discrimination?
Retrieved from Human Rights Legal Support Centre:
McLeod, S. (2008). Simply Psychology. Prejudice and Discrimination.
Retrieved from Simply Psychology.org