Discrimination — Haydn Jensen

Discrimination is when you treat a group or its members negatively for unjust reasons.

Please note that this video may be seen as offensive. It says the A word once, and the GD word once. Plus it makes fun of redheads.

http://www.southparkstudios.com/clips/103645/gingervitus

Cartman, and many of his fellow students, display hatred towards redheads. The town doctor even expresses his belief that redheads should be put down because they have gingervitus. This hatred does not have a just cause but is rather based on the belief that redheads have no souls. This is clearly an example of discrimination. The redheads in South Park are treated badly only because of false beliefs the students and town members hold.

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  1. #1 by kcalvarado1989 on May 22, 2012 - 11:58 PM

    South Park is definitely one of my secret, guilty pleasures and it’s not so much because of the profanity but more because the show addresses modern problems through satire examples all in a cartoon form. This clip is very good example of how prejudices and discrimination can come from uncredited sources and still gain power. This episode actually spawned the idea/joke that gingers don’t have souls. This picked up speed and power and was the reason for the infamous Youtube video “Gingers DO have souls!” (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EY39fkmqKBM) which is a diatribe from a redhead against this idea. “Kick a Ginger day” was also the result of this innocuous south park episode. (http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/story.html?id=ac06eaac-1cb1-4ee7-8e17-a9b8b314af71) This really shows the strength and danger of stereotypes even if it is parodied. Good example!

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