Gabi Bieber, Lauryn Shields, and Macy Horn
Part One- Discrimination Back Then
Part Two- What Was Done About the Problem
Part Three- Discrimination Today
Part Four- What Can We Do About It
There are an estimated 370 million indigenous people in the world, a great many of whom face discrimination. People that are affected are restricted in the enjoyment of their civil, cultural, economic, political and social rights. States have the duty to refrain from discriminating against individuals or groups based on their religion and belief. In the Bill of Rights citizens are guaranteed the freedom of religion in the 1st amendment; however victims of religious discrimination do not experience this right. In a four-year study of religious discrimination around the world (2006-2010), Christians were the most-discriminated against group, experiencing harassment by the government and society in 168 countries. Muslims make up the second largest religious population in the world and were discriminated against in 121 countries worldwide between 2006 and 2010. As of, 2009-2010, countries such as Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Indonesia had high restrictions on religious freedom. Nearly 50% of countries increased their religious discrimination between 2009 and 2010, and only 32% saw decreases. Discrimination is a horrible thing to experience and do.