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UCSP 2Q LEARNING ACTIVITY SHEET 5Name of Student: ___________________________________________________Grade Level & Section: _______________________________________________Date:______________________________________________________________I.Introductory ConceptSOCIAL INEQUALITIESSocial inequalityis the existence of uneven opportunities and rewards for adiverse social positions or statuses within a group or society. It happens whenresources, in whatever nature, are distributed unevenly in most societies.Social inequalities are correlated also to gender inequality (women and LGBT),ethnic minorities, racial inequality and persons with disabilities, etc.Gender and sexual orientationhas been a subject in inequality. Traditionally,womenwere regarded as placed in the lower social status in the society compared tomen. Men were accorded to have more social and political rights. In these modernsocieties, though there are already many women representations in the civil society, theculture of stereotyping is still evident. They are also subjected to abuse and violence.A similar situation is also experienced by theLGBT(lesbian, gay, bisexual,transgender) community whose gender preferences are subject to discrimination in thesociety.Ethnic minorities, as we usually call them taga-bukid (from the hinterlands), arealso subject to social discrimination – the cultural marginalization that they experiencefrom the dominant majority. They are also victims of stereotyping, abuse and violence.Persons with disabilities(PWD) ordifferently-abled personsare also victimsof inequality and deprived of the opportunities in the society especially in theemployment sector due to their physical impairments.Minorities in the social structure.Members of the society that have morepower than others are called dominant members. Dominant members set the standardsin the society. They enjoy more privileges such as better houses, better schools, andhigher income. On the other hand, those who are barred from such privileges andopportunities are called the minorities. They are usually denied by the equal treatmentof the majorities or dominant.Discrimination and prejudice.Discrimination happens when minorities arebeing deprived of equal treatment and are kept in a lower status by the dominantmembers of the society and the resistance of equality.
Closely linked to discrimination is prejudice. Prejudice can be either positive ornegative but most of the times it connotes negativity.Prejudiceis defined as a negativeattitude toward the members of a particular group. It is a prejudgement of others thatallows us to brand or label them in various negative ways.

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