Human Rights Vocab
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the actions of a bigot which show complete intolerance for other's views/opinions that differ from one's own
spectator, which means present but not taking part in the situation
the act of treating others as less than human (denial of human rights, stripping one of self-esteem, convincing others that they are sub-human)
When people act on their prejudices or stereotypes, they are discriminating. Discrimination may mean putting other people down, not allowing them to participate in activities, restricting their access to work or to live in certain neighborhoods, or denying them something they are entitled to by right and law.
the ability to see the world as another person, to share and understand another person's feelings, needs, concerns and/or emotional state.
organized attempt to destruct a race or culture. Any of the following acts committed with the intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group: Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group, deliberately causing conditions to bring about group's physical destruction in whole or in part, trying to prevent births within the group, forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.
basic standards, or essential freedoms, all humans receive at birth that help to provide an equal opportunity for all. Regardless of your gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, economic status, sexual orientation, etc. human rights belong to all people. Throughout history and still today, not everyone enjoys full realization of these rights.
a system of ideas about life or society, especially of a political group; teachings; beliefs.
treating humans with extreme cruelty
behaviors which come out when people are in large groups. Sometimes it is used to describe a group of people in a disorganized, aggressive, panicked manner.
to carry out orders/commands
one's own interpretation of the surrounding world
one that carries out an act
subject someone to hostility and ill-treatment, especially because of their race or political or religious
Making a decision or forming an opinion about a person or group of people without sufficient knowledge. This thinking is frequently based on stereotypes.
belief in a superior race; bias or hatred of another race; prejudice.
giving reason to an unacceptable act or behavior
blaming an individual or group for something based on that person or group's identity when, in reality, the person or group is not responsible
the process of acquiring a culture
An oversimplified generalization about a person or group of people without regard for individual differences. Even seemingly positive ideas that link a person or group to a specific positive trait can have negative consequences.
the capacity to accept differences, respect one another and stand up for what one knows is right.
having absolute control; iron-handed.
person that receives wrongdoing
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