Question: Why do some people make fun of those who are different?
Answer: People make fun of those who are different. As they develop negative attitudes and opinions against such people and feel safe with only those who talk, dress and think like them.
Question: What can prejudice be guided by?
Answer: Prejudice is an unreasonable dislike for a particular group of people, or preference for one group over another. Prejudice invokes strong feelings that are difficult to change. Prejudice can be guided by the colour of the skin or the accent in which a person speaks or the clothes they wear.
Question: Who is a ‘special child’?
Answer: A child is ‘special’ when her or his capacities and needs are different from other children. She or he has difficulties, disabilities, which other children do not have. A broad classification of special children can be made on the basis of a child’s mental and physical condition.
Question: Which part of our constitution deals with Fundamental Rights? What does it contain?
Answer: Part III of the constitution of our Republic deals with Fundamental Rights. It contains powerful provisions to fight all forms of discrimination, including those which are based on race, caste or descent.
Question: Define Stereotype.
Answer: A stereotype is a fixed idea that people have about some one or something which is often not true.
Question: What are scheduled castes?
Answer: People who belong to lower castes are known as lower castes.
Question: Why does stereotyping lead to backwardness of certain groups?
Answer: Some people do not have enough money to meet their basic needs of food, shelter and clothing, therefore they face discrimination. They do not get respect and are treated badly whenever they go because they are poor people. People make assumption about them creating a stereotype. We often label people according to their looks, colour, clothing, language and create an image about them. We stop treading people as individuals and treat them in an unfair manner. When these individuals are treated unfairly, they are not given enough opportunities to develop themselves, they remain backward.