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Vol.31 Bullying, Discrimination, and Selection.
 There are many kinds of discrimination in the world, including the following major ones: discrimination between countries and races (such as white, yellow, and black races), and discrimination between classes in a country.

 Then, what causes discrimination? For faster understanding of the issue, let’s take a look at possible discrimination factors. What comes to mind are (1) appearance, (2) ability, and (3) gap between the rich and the poor.

 Most of international and racial discrimination described above may result from the factors (1) through (3), especially linked to skin color or body figure issues. Meanwhile, domestic discrimination stems from the intentional making of discriminated classes for religious or political reasons, as well as the factors (1) through (3), which occur spontaneously.

 Undoubtedly, discrimination is a bad thing, and in most cases only those who are discriminated can understand how painful it is.
 In my previous essay, I said that wherever there are more than three people, bullying can occur, and it can never be eliminated. This is because the act of bullying itself is discrimination and the reasons why people resort to bullying can be perfectly applied to any of the three discrimination factors.

 By nature, people try to find superiority and meaning in themselves by bullying and discriminating others. Even those who usually speak nice words should have such a tendency in the bottom of their hearts. Unconscious discrimination is exactly what it is. Generally (but with exceptions), there is a gender difference in promotion rates in companies.

 For example, it is well-known that the number of women in management in Japan is significantly fewer than that in Europe and the U.S. Unfortunately, sexist policies have existed in Japan on the grounds of nationality or disadvantages of giving birth and raising children. This is nothing but intentional discrimination.

 Some readers may think “it is a decision based on not discrimination but selection taking advantage of gender characteristics.” It is true that choosing things or companies is “select” and “differentiate,” but it mostly leads to discrimination in human relations.
 After all, the only way to minimize bullying and discrimination is to rationally control the action of the mind in every human being.
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Masaru Sugaya

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