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Why do people discriminate against others? What is the motive? What do they hope to gain? If we understand the answers to those questions, it can help us stop discriminating against others, and enable us to understand and help those who discriminate against us, people discriminate against others for many different reasons when people don’t understand they would rather judge there are a lot of reason why we discriminate as: 1. Insecurity Subconsciously, we may be insecure and feel a need to tear others down as a way of raising ourselves up. We are all vulnerable to feelings of inferiority, insecurity and inadequacy Just let someone point out an unflattering physical feature, or deficiency, and the flush of embarrassment or anger that follows is a sure-fire sign of our vulnerability to insecurities. In situations such as these, we usually either retreat or attack, and discrimination is a tool we use to make ourselves more comfortable. Max Anders, (2010) 2. Ignorance

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