PEER PRESSURE in SOCIETY

 


1. Racism:


Racism is the belief that all members of each race possess same characteristics, abilities, or the similar qualities that indicate a specific race, especially to distinguish it as inferior or superior to other races.

 

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Racism in schools or colleges cause peer pressure and effects child’s mental ability. Racism in school yards where the child with their race is given additional importance than the student of another race. He may be excluded in every activity and his talent may be suppressed due to this reason.

 

In casteist India, racism is rampant and is visible in every segment of society. Some castes purposefully make the other castes feel ashamed of themselves. They pride themselves for doing thus. This is present in various degrees across India. There are even today schools where students of one caste can only sit in the first bench.

An unwritten rule. In schools, only some castes are given preference in competitions, in sports, in inter-school events. This same attitude continues into college as well. Instead of being ashamed of such attitude, educationists voiceferously defend such attitude. It is only in the Urban metros that such attitude is not shown but in the rest of India, this attitude is very much rampant.

In a country where elections are decided by caste affiliations, racism makes the lower caste child develop a negative self image or rather he is forced to grow up like that. The child silently accepts his birth situation. The software revolution leveled and gave great impetus to the educated Indian to rise over these petty disturbances but even today, despite what the courts say, racism is rampant and society is divided across caste lines.

Growing in such situation, the student who undergoes racism suffers a lot and he cannot even share his problem with his parents because it cannot be changed or because it was his dream of studying in that particular school.


2. Colour discrimination:


Colour discrimination is a form of prejudice in which people are treated differently based on the social meanings. The children who are fair are treated superior to the children who are dark. This colour discrimination is ongoing from ancient period and till now there is such discrimination even if we achieved independence.

 

In a nation which gets swayed by the fair and lovely Ads and whitening creams, it is not a undeniable fact that customer facing and most retail jobs are given only to the fair ones. We hardly see any brown or dark colored person in showroom counters, especially the high end luxury ones.

The dark and brown are often relegated to the backend. In school events as well, lakhs of people would attest to the fact that anchoring or stage activities were driven by fairness in their childhood. The discrimination exists and everyone knows but would just like not to acknowledge it.

The brunt is born by those brown colored children who are jeered at and bear the cross of this discrimination well into adult life. Society never steps back to look at the consequences of color selection. Generations have been discriminated at. It is no wonder that these very students prefer to go abroad and stay there instead of coming back to India since discrimination is practiced at all levels.

In USA as well, it is practiced though everyone likes to deny it.

 

Colour discrimination in the schools where the blacks are treated separately and not allowing them to participate in academic activities or ranks discrimination where they are not awarded with good ranks which they deserve is the peer pressure which we see daily.


The children who are treated like this make sure that their parents take care of them or change the schools.


3. Economic Inequality:


Economic inequity is referred to as the gap between the poor and rich, wealth or income inequality consists of the difference in the income and wealth distribution. As we know that poor are becoming poorer and the rich are becoming richest. The gap between the poor and rich is the related to economic inequality.


The people who have gathered much wealth occupy the top privileges of society and enjoy the most privileges by their money and social status. The poor people on the other hand, have little or no access of such privileges in terms of education and social issues.


The parents can’t afford to send their children to excursion which costs around 2000/- where their daily wages are 8000/-, this causes a pressure in the child. He gets depressed because all his friends are enjoying in the picnic except him.

 

Not only in this,economic inequalities are raised in the best education, best clothes, delicious food etc. They should compromise in every aspect of their life.