Category: Discrimination

Why Do People Feel Alone in Cities?

Humans need each other in order to survive. Not necessarily in a physical sense, but in a deeply psychological sense. Time spent apart from each other is destructive in an ultimate way; we tend to lose our minds. We are generally happier when in close contact with others, and especially so when we have a ...

How Technology Can Divide Us Up: Connection in the Digital Age

There is a common argument in favour of technology: If we are divided, surely technology can help solve the problem? Surely technology can bridge the gaps between different groups in society and connect us? Connection need not be face-to-face if artificial connection is sufficient. In such a system, social interaction can be facilitated if not ...

A Story on Poverty and Literacy Levels in Nottingham, East Midlands, UK

In 2010 The Guardian revealed that Nottingham had one of the worst reading and writing rates in the UK. By age eleven, 15% of boys and 10% of girls were two stages below their expected reading level in school. Children in the East Midlands performed particularly poorly in phonics - the ability to break down words into segmented sounds. Since then, various ...

Racism in Australia: How Much and Who?

Immigration Trends: Between 1975 and 2005, 42% of Australia’s population growth was because of immigration.[1] In 2012, 60% of Australia’s population growth was because of immigration.[2] Over 1 in 4 Australians are born overseas.[3] There are 5.3 million First Generation Australians and counting.[4] Over 1 in 5 Australians have a parent who was born overseas.[5] ...

Lifetime Employment in Japan: Casual Work, Part-Time Work and Women under Equal Opportunity Law

Lifetime employment has long been the cornerstone of corporate governance in Japan. College graduates at large firms have traditionally been guaranteed employment until retirement. These graduates, almost exclusively men, are guaranteed job security in return for complete loyalty to their company of choice. Originally sustained by cultural forces of “loyalty” and collectivism, the lifetime employment ...

‘Uniting People Together Instead of Dividing Them Up’: Trump, Farage and Lessons Learned on Racism, Discrimination and Sexism from Social Psychology and History

Previously, divisions of society were mended and band-aided by communal meeting areas: Churches, Synagogues, Mosques and other religious and civic halls. The decline of religion, or at least the decline of religious attendance, has seen the decline of these common meeting places for the collective consciousness of mankind. No longer can you strike up a ...

How Physical Proximity (and Social Psychology): Can Prevent Racism, Sexism and Discrimination in Our Society

In previous centuries divisions of society were mended and band-aided by communal meeting areas: Churches, Synagogues, Mosques and other religious and civic halls. The decline of religion, or at least the decline of religious attendance, has seen the decline of these common meeting places for the collective consciousness of mankind. No longer can you strike ...