Prejudice and discrimination

This assignment requires you to watch the film The Day it Snowed in Miami. Then, you are to “google” the internet and see what else you can learn about these issues.

Write a 2-page response. Should use proper APA citations. You should respond formally. You should cite your sources using the formal standards: Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 2020, Seventh Edition.

You are expected to write a short paper in response to the movie and your searches and to answer the questions noted below:

  1. Prejudice and Discrimination (paragraph One)
    • Prejudice and Discrimination based on differences
    • Role of law and society to address prejudice and discrimination in American tradition
    • Your perspective as to why this is important
    • Using LGBTQ issues as an example, this paper will review some aspects of LGBTQ history to provide a greater understanding of policy and practice followed by my personal summative reflections.
  2. LGBTQ History in general (a few paragraphs to address the following questions)
    • Discrimination against the LGBT community was prevalent in post-war America, and the John’s Committee was one such example.
      • What occurred? Why is this important? What do you think about it?
      • What was Stonewall and the related riots, and why is this significant?
      • What happened on the day it snowed in Miami in 1977? Who were Ruth and Richard Shack as well as Anita Bryant? What occurred that led to the repeal of the human rights ordinance?
      • It took another 21 years for the ordinance to resurface and pass in 1998. The Human Rights Ordinance of 1998 protected gay men and lesbians, but not those in the transgender community.
        • What occurred during this period that was so significant in Miami? In the country?
      • What occurred in 2014 to protect those based on gender identity (Links to an external site.)? Should anything more be done to protect members of the LGBT community from discrimination?
  3. Your last paragraph or two will start with the following statement prior to you sharing your thoughts and opinions on this topic.
    • Greater awareness of this LGBTQ history allows me to have an expanded appreciation of the role of prejudice and discrimination over time in American society as an individual as well as a professional social worker.
    • You will now provide your personal and professional summative reflections on issues of prejudice and discrimination as well as LGBTQ issues addressing the following four (4) CSWE competencies
      • Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior
      • Engage in Policy Practice
      • Engage in Diversity and Difference
      • Advance Human Rights and social, economic and environmental justice
      • Note: A Summative Reflection is a way for students to explain how they have met the required competencies by reflecting on each chosen learning product and their field practicum experience, and how they both have aided the students in attaining the competencies. Students also must reflect upon their professional growth in the Program.

Requirements: 2-3

Civil Rights Review

The Civil War ended slavery in the United States in 1865, but it did not end discrimination against African Americans in American society. There were many federal and state laws, as well as local ordinances, which addressed these issues to varying degrees. Discrimination, as well as “Jim Crow laws,” kept discrimination steady and alive against the African American community despite political progress. It was not until the Civil Rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s that massive nonviolent protests led to some groundbreaking legislation and numerous changes. It was not until the passage of the Civil Rights Act (1964) that segregation in public places ended, and employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin across the United States was banned.

The African American community was not alone in facing discrimination during this period. Gay men and lesbians were subject to discrimination as well. In 1969, at a New York City bar called Stonewall, the LGBT community fought back against hatred, and this is often credited with starting the country’s first LGBT Civil Rights movement. In 1977, Miami was one of the country’s first cities to protect individuals based on their “affectional preferences,” and an ordinance was passed by Ruth Shack to protect gay men and lesbians. However, a “backlash,” led by Anita Bryant, ensued and rolled back these legal protections. It was not until 1998 that the ordinance again passed, and in 2014 when it was modified to include those based on gender identity.

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As an individual and a professional social worker, having a better understanding of LGBTQ history allows me to have a better understanding of the role of prejudice and discrimination in American culture over time. I have realized that the reinstated equal rights of the LGBTQ promoted ethical and professional behaviors in public and private entities by reinforcing equal opportunities in employment, housing, and social activities. I believe such measures promote inclusivity in workplaces and social events. In this case, minority groups, including the LGBTQ, get to enjoy their freedoms without the fear of losing jobs or housing due

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