Class 6 - Civics
How does discrimination occur?
Discrimination is a negative aspect in a social set up. It occurs if we act on prejudices or stereotypes. It promotes ignorance of a particular class or individual in society. Such class or individual is debarred from all opportunities.
Questions and Answers
Sometimes people make prejudiced comments in our presence. We are often not in a position to do anything about this because it is difficult to say something right then and there. Divide the class into groups and each group discuss what they could do in one of the following situations:
(a)A friend begins to tease a classmate because he is poor.
(b)You are watching TV with your family and one of them makes a prejudicial comment about a particular religious community.
(c)Children in your class refuse to share their food with a particular person because they think she is dirty.
(d)Someone tells you a joke that makes fun of a community because of their accent.
(e)Some boys make remarks about girls not being able to play games as well as them.
Discuss in class what the different groups have suggested for the above situations, and also talk about the problems that can come up when raising the issue.
How can the stereotype that girls are a burden on their parents affects the life of a daughter? Imagine this situation and list at least Jive different effects that this stereotype can have on the way daughters get treated in the house.
What is it that can unite all Indians?
State whether these sentences are true (T) or false (F).
(i) We have more than 1600 languages that are people's mothertongue.
(ii) We feel secure with people who are very different from us.
(iii) Dalits are referred to as Scheduled Tribe (ST).
(iv) Dr. .Bhim Rao Ambedkar belonged to the Mahar caste which was considered untouchable.
(v) Government jobs are open to the people who come from upper caste.
How does discrimination occur?
How do parents often console boys when they fall and hurt themselves?
Define the term prejudice' with an example.
Mention some activities which are considered less valued.
Mention one drawback of stereotypes. [Imp.]
What is the demerit of stereotype' view?
How do we feel in the company of the people who are very much like us?
Who was Bhim Rao Ambedkar?
Differentiate between inequality and discrimination. [V. Imp.]
What does the Constitution say with regard to equality? Why do you think it is important for all people to be equal?
What does the first page of our Constitution proclaim?
Some people may experience both kinds of discrimination. ' What do you mean by â€˜both kinds of discrimination'? . [V. Imp.]
What do you mean by difference and prejudice? [V. Imp.]
What are the Constitutional provisions for establishing equality in Indian society? Do you think these are enough?
What responsibility has been placed on the government by the Constitution?
India is a secular country'. What does this mean?
Fill in the blanks with appropriate word to complete each sentence.
(i)……fought for the rights of the Dalits.
(ii) The upper castes did not give the so-called ……………….. the same rights as they enjoyed.
(iii) If you do something to put other people down, you are ………………. against them.
(iv) People usually form certain altitudes and opinions about others who Eire not them.
(v) ……… stop us from looking at each person as a unique individual with his/her own special qualities and skills that are different from others.