Discrimination against a person based on that persons race, gender, ethnicity, age or sexual orientation is wrong. People should only be judged on their actions, not on any of the above-mentioned immutable characteristics. To pre judge someone based on those characteristics is bad and unfair. It's not right to engage in discrimination.
I dont think discrimination is right because it leads people to believe they are different, and feel singled out. We dont choose the color of our skin, we can help being who we are. If god created all men equal, who are we too deny the of their rights? The constitution states "all men and women are created equal and should live the life of happiness, and liberty, the right life.
Discrimination creates many problems in the world and stops all people from uniting as one. Discrimination can cause many problems ex: stereotypes. Discrimination is wrong in every single way, bottom line. I am very surprised that this argument is almost 50 / 50 ! So hell ya Discrimination is very wrong !
Discriminating against another human is fundamentally evil. If all humans could truly understand each other and cooperate for the good of the race and the planet, this world would not be facing so much conflict, war, hatred, pain, and suffering. For humanity to survive this stage of its evolution, the world must be united first. Eventually, if humans are able to make it that far, the discrimination debate will not be about different sects of humanity, but different sentient species.
Discrimination is wrong any any form. Whether it is race, age, sex, religious beliefs, or cultural backgrounds. There is no reason that someone should be viewed better than someone else because of who they are. In this age we should be past the notions that one person or group of people are more important, more prominent, and more beneficial than another group. As long as they bleed red, put their pants on one leg at a time, and were born human then they should be considered the same.
To discriminate against someone due to something outside their control is wrong. Things like race, gender or sexual orientation. It's not wrong, however, to be selective in who you hire and who you spend your time with. You're known by the company you keep, so you should chose that company wisely and carefully.
Generally speaking being discriminating in itself is not necessarily wrong. In one sense discrimination is part of daily life. A Google search of the definition of discrimination will tell you that in addition to being “The unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people or things, esp. on the grounds of race, age, or sex.”, it is also “Recognition and understanding of the difference between one thing and another.”
If discriminating factors were never employed how would we be able to determine where to live, what to eat, what to watch, what to listen to, who to date, or who to marry? Thus, being discriminating is generally not a fault but a way of life.
However, when one discriminates on the basis of things that are totally uncontrollable that is being discriminating to a fault. An individual has no control over whether they are born male or female, or their ethnicity, or the year they were born. So for such factors to be the basis for discrimination is not fair.
Discrimination based on some things is wrong, on some things it is OK. On the bases of things that are purely incidental to them as a person, e.g. Skin Color, Hometown,etc.; it would be wrong to discriminate. On the other hand there are things that might make discrimination OK. If I was interviewing people for a job, and one person come in with a swastika armband and a Hitler t-shirt on, would I be wrong to discriminate against him? If I was interviewing someone for a teacher position, should I even consider a known pedophile for the job, or discriminate against pedophiles right of the bat.
Sometimes it is OK to not even consider someone because of something they believe(Nazi), or something they were born with (pedophile).
We never have all the facts about anything that we encounter. This requires that we constantly make judgments based on incomplete information. Not only is it it not wrong, it's absolutely necessary. The problem comes about when the scope gets skewed -- when some becomes most and most becomes all.
Discrimination happens everywhere in life, and if we can't discriminate, then how is any choice going to be made? When choosing between two people for a job, you have to say that one has a better resume than the other, which is discrimination. Of course I don't agree with discriminating against race and gender, but certain things have to be allowed. I believe that faith-based organizations should be allowed to choose those they believe are godly, and places like Hooters should not be forced to hire unnattractive women. Different jobs call for different people with different skills, and if we keep up this trend, we will come to a day when you can't discriminate against someone for being stupid.
Race and gender discrimination are indeed wrong, though I doubt those who answered "yes" have a problem when whites are discriminated against in favor of non-whites, or men are discriminated against in favor of women. But the question was too vague, not all discrimination is wrong. Discrimination in general is about recognizing distinctions, as in distinguishing safe food from poison. So everyone discriminates, and even though race and gender discrimination are indeed unjust, I'd be willing to bet that the "yes" answer crowd supports it in some circumstances. They answer yes most likely because they assume than the question exclusively refers to racial discrimination against non-whites, which it does not.
I will qualify that by saying everyone discriminates and must continue to do so in order to maintain civility in society. To decide or make conclusions about any subject requires a discrimination of possible options and demands a definitive choice of the best solutions based on the criteria evaluated. There is a best choice in employment, voting, marriage, etc. which each person must decide individually.
Some factors are weighted heavier than others and some factors are excluded from the decision process. The arguments supporting or opposing the inclusion or elimination of those factors requires discrimination. That differentiation in itself is a discrimination that is perfectly valid and acceptable.
Truth by definition is exclusive and therefore distinguishes itself from untruth. Without some absolute frame of reference based on incontrovertible truth all decision making dissolves into a quagmire of unsubstantiated and untenable positions supported mainly by emotional preference. When that occurs discrimination is wrong.