Ageism in Diversity
Ageism is something that is often overlooked in our culture. People often don't consider the importance that older or elderly people have in our society. These people should be respected and taken care of, but many are still working to survive. The government does little to support the older generations, and society often looks over them when hiring and filling positions at workplaces. The following report will investigate this diverse part of our society, and show how older people are reflected and treated in our culture. It is important to future generations moral and societal development to show how important previous generations are, and helps to prove how important equal treatment amongst all ages is.
Ageism involves all people
Many people are not aware of their own ageist thoughts and ideas, which is why ageism is a very insidious problem in our society. Ageism is a prejudice against older people, for the reason that they are just that- old. Older people are often discriminated against when making decisions, and especially when seeking employment.
Older people are often not included in making their own decisions in regards to housing, financial planning, and other daily matters. Many older people are seen as being unfit to live on their own, and are placed in long term care facilities unnecessarily. When seeking employment, they are often brushed aside and a younger and seemingly “more able” person often receives the job, because companies don't believe an older person could handle the workload or keep up. (Canadian Free Press, 2012).
Many people don't realize that to exclude older people when considering hiring for jobs or positions in important offices in our society is excluding something that is very much needed: experience and knowledge. To refuse to hire older people is age discrimination, and severely hurts our society as a whole. There would be more people working and helping our society to run smoothly if older...