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Most Recent Articles About Discrimination

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Different This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I am not a special snowflake. I have no desire to be honored for my uniqueness. At least, not for all the wrong reasons. Whenever my school’s Diversity Week rolls around, the idea seems to appear in a lot of people’s minds that... (more »)
Have You Ever?
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You always see the kid, outcasted by the others. It's hard not to hear as they bully him into living in the shadows.  Not to notice a black sheep, standing apart from the group is almost impossible.  This is called discrimination, but... (more »)
Second Class Citizens
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     We are called feeble, overly emotional, incapable. We are expected to be stay-at-home mothers, not hold a job. We are expected to be nurses not doctors. We are expected to be the damsel in distress, not the hero. We are... (more »)
RaCiSm
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“I don’t like you because you’re White/Black/Asian/etc.” Race: Ask yourself, what am I? White, Black, Asian, etc? Everybody comes in different colors and sizes. I don’t care whether you’re White, Black,... (more »)
Second Class Citizens
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We are called feeble, overly emotional, incapable. We are expected to be stay home mothers, not hold a job. We are expected to be nurses not doctors. We are expected to be the damsel in distress, not the hero. We are expected to be secretaries,... (more »)
THH: The Gender Stereotype Paradox
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There’s something uncomfortable about gender stereotypes, and not just the offensive part. The stereotype is clear: the delicate, sun-shaded, doe-eyed damsel, and the roaring buff man’s man. She’s frilly and he’s a woodcut. They work out... (more »)
Demand Respect, It's The Only Way To Get It
By , Rochester, MN
People with disabilities cannot be treated as equal as an abled person. As the name implies, there is something they cannot do and therefore accommodations must be made.  My disability is that I'm hearing impaired. As the name... (more »)
What Was I Born Into?
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I was born in a world where opinions mattered. I’m at fault for my skin, I’m not sure why that is. I’ve been judged and subjected to live as a stereotype. Not just for my kind but for every kind. Somehow, we’ve made ourselves think that... (more »)
Fair and Lovely This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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In India, the skin-whitening market has skyrocketed since the 1970’s, claiming to give both women and men lighter skin. The most famous products of them all, Fair and Lovely, and its male counterpart, Fair and Handsome (both created by... (more »)
The Truth Behind Mental Illness
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“That's the thing about depression: A human being can survive almost anything, as long as she sees the end in sight. But depression is so insidious, and it compounds daily, that it's impossible to ever see the end.” (Elizabeth Wurtzel) You... (more »)
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You're Just a Teenager.
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“You’re just a teenager.” That is what people say. “You aren’t worth anything and can’t have any consequential place in the political society of grown-ups.” That is what those people mean. I’ve never understood it. We’re about... (more »)
Confronting Ableism
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This is a form of discrimination or social prejudice against people with disabilities. It may also be referred to as disability discrimination. This is Ableism. We see this discrimination happen everywhere in our lives however, we... (more »)
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Loner Because I'm Muslim?
By , Eagan, MN
It's the worst when you don't have friends in high school. But it becomes unbearable when you know it's your religion that prevents you from having friendships. As a Muslim, I've had my share of accusing glares and being... (more »)
To Kill a Mockingbird
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“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character” Martin Luther King Jr stated “ that is the goal of true education.” In other words education is a main... (more »)
Gay Marriage
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Imagine living in a world where you weren’t allowed to show affection with the person you love or get married because society tells you that what you’re feeling is wrong. The reasons why gay marriage should be allowed are endless.... (more »)
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Fearing Feminism
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Feminism.  A word known by all, argued by a significant amount and feared by many.  Why is it that nowadays a girl being referred to as a feminist by a guy is seen as more of an insult than a compliment, or simply a fact?  Feminism is a... (more »)
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