Recognizing That People are Being Excluded From Society

slideshow_surveyThere are those who consider themselves sociable and then there are those who prefer to keep themselves to themselves. Either way they are doing this by choice. Then there are those people who are being excluded from society through no choice of their own. These are people who are never invited to social gatherings. They are not included in conversations. They may even be discouraged from attending certain public events, regardless of the many laws against discrimination.

It is shocking to learn just how many different groups of people are treated in such a negative manner.

Ethnic Groups

With there being so many different ethnic groups around the world, one would think that there would be no issues of any of these groups being excluded from society – at least in this day and age. Yet this is not true. Some ethnic groups are judged unjustly because of their religion. Others are shunned because of the color of their skin. Added to this are those that are excluded because of their heritage or their customs.

Disabled Individuals

One would think that an individual who has some form of disability would consistently be treated with compassion and welcomed into any social circle. Many of these individuals find that they are often excluded merely because of their disability. Some people do not take the time to get to know them, and learn that they are very intelligent and warm human beings. Those that are judging them cannot see past their affliction.


In today’s society the number of people who suffer from an addiction of some variety has grown to alarming numbers. Based on their addiction, many find themselves being left out by society. Nobody want to converse with an addict or be found in their company. There is a stigma that is attached to these individuals. The fact that they are sick and are in need of help and support is overlooked.

These are just a few examples of the the types of circumstances that create the problem of people being excluded by society.