Question: How can you say that we all possess multiple identities?
Answer: Prejudice and stereotypes ultimately have an effect on human relationships. They pose a particular problem because people look at others and think that they possess only one identity. However, we all possess multiple identities and therefore should be judged accordingly. We play different roles in our day-to-day life. Our identities are influenced and shaped by many factors. It changes according to the different people we interact with. At home, you are the eldest child, you are a sister / brother to your siblings, you are a helpful classmate at school, you are a good singer and so on.
Question: How did Dr Ambedkar fight against discrimination?
- Dr. B. R. Ambedkar was the main pioneer against caste oppression in India, also known as Babasaheb. Dr. Ambedkar himself belonged to a poor low caste family that was treated as untouchables.
- He suffered from ill-treatment meted out to the lower castes as a child.
- Dr. Ambedkar fought against all prejudices and fought for the rights of the untouchables. He led active movements against untouchability.
Question: How does the preamble of the Constitution provide for equality for all Indians?
Answer: The Preamble, which forms the introduction of the Constitution states that the objectives of the framers is to provide justice, equality, liberty and fraternity for all Indians. The Constitution also states that no person can be discriminated against on the basis of caste, colour, religion, language or religion. All people are equal in the eyes of the low.
Question: What do you mean by difference and prejudice?
Answer:Difference is the variation in the use of language, status, religion, educational background or geographical setting. It is natural. Prejudice is an idea which is affected with negative feeling for those who are different from us.
Question: What is the demerit of ‘stereotype’ view?
Answer: Stereotype is a negative quality. It does not allow us to think or view a person as a unique individual. We ignore all his good qualities. We don’t think about that individual beyond the set image otherwise he/she is good.