Term Paper: Discrimination

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This term paper focuses on discrimination in the United States. A female police officer that entered the force, and even before she was warned of being harassed for being a woman in a predominantly male profession.

The second case is of the border patrol in the southern states between United States and Mexico. In this case, a Native American and his friend the Native American was a proclaimed writer. However, they were stopped and checked as they seemed suspicious and the sniffing dog was used. The and according to the writer this is not an isolated case but a norm as more and more “suspicious looking” people are stopped just to make sure that they are not illegally crossing the border or helping someone do it. (p. 212) the number of border checkpoints has increased and any Hispanic looking person or even whites with long hair are regarded with suspicion. Moreover, the writer calls it a police state where no citizen is free of this prejudice. (p. 213)

The third incidence is of a female police officer that entered the force, and even before she was warned of being harassed for being a woman in a predominantly male profession. She took her chances but twelve years later although she is still in the department but she has filed two lawsuits, one for sexual harassment, and the other for internal whistle blowing. (p. 235) she did this after keeping quite for ten years. The police department in this case the New York city police department continues to deny the gender bias existing in the department in spite of the fact that 15 percent of the total force is composed of women officers. (p.235) This lawsuit which became so notorious grew out of a simple complain of harassment just because the person who was harassing was a man.

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