How Discrimination Affects the Next Generation

Written by Ravi Sattiraju on October 4, 2017

Discrimination, particularly when it is based on race, can have long-lasting negative effects on our children.

Of course, we don’t want our kids to be subjected to racial bullying on the playground at school. Nor do we want them to experience any other kind of direct discrimination or racial prejudice. However, even if our children are lucky enough to have avoided racial discrimination so far, they can still be impacted.

Racial discrimination can affect not just the person who was immediately attacked or denigrated. It can have a generational impact.

The Generational Problem with Discriminatory Wage Disparities

When adults with children aren’t promoted or are paid less than they are worth due to racism or other forms of discrimination, it impacts the kids. Let’s face it – parents with more money are able to give their children better opportunities.

These opportunities might include:

  • Better schooling – Either through a private school or a better school district.
  • Enrichment opportunities – Including educational camps, extracurricular activities, and private tutors.
  • Higher quality healthcare – This also includes improved nutrition as well as access to better doctors.
  • College education – College degrees are pretty much required now for most white-collar jobs.

There is also a correlation between how much wealth you inherit and your net worth, with significant racial gaps.

Being able to obtain rightful promotions as well as raises is important not just for your personal well-being, but that of your children.

Additionally, children are constantly taking in the messages from everywhere around them, including television as well as school. Negative messages and racial bias can actually negatively impact health in kids. Parental success can do a lot to inspire a child to do better and thrive in their life.

For this reason, you owe it not just to yourself, but to your children, to make sure you don’t let racial discrimination block your path to success.

Have You Experienced Discrimination? Contact Your New Jersey Race Discrimination Lawyer

You would think that in this day and age, racism would be long gone. It is truly sad and shocking to see anyone treat another person as lesser due to their race or ethnic origin. Yet, it still happens, even in New Jersey. If it happens to you, you deserve the full wages and work recognition you have earned. We at Sattiraju Law Firm, P.C., can be your New Jersey Race Discrimination Lawyer. We are determined to fight for justice – not just for you, but for your children as well.

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