Denigrating it is something that denigrates. The etymological origin of denigrate takes us to Latin denigrate, What does it mean “Put black” or “stain”. The act of denigrating, therefore, consists in forming a (symbolic) stain on the fame, the reputation wave opinion of someone.

DenigratingThe denigrating thing is something that tarnishes, insults, grieves, offends or outrages. It may be an effect produced by someone outside or the consequence of an erroneous or unfortunate action of one’s own. person.

For instance: “The image of young people drunk on the street is denigrating for the city”, “The owner of the company had a denigrating attitude towards his employees”, “It is degrading that some people have to go through the garbage in search of food”.

Denigration is often associated with humiliation. If a boss accuses an employee of theft and forces him to undress in front of all his colleagues to show that he has not taken anything that does not belong to him, it could be said that he is giving the worker a degrading treatment.

Similarly, if a young baby is binge-drinking and intoxicated, she is likely to incur degrading behaviors that, in a sober state, he would never develop. Urinating in public and insulting those who approach her are acts that denigrate her condition and that she carries out herself without realizing it due to the unconsciousness that the alcohol.

In the same way, we have to expose that throughout history there have been denigrating attitudes or terms that one collective or group has carried out against another. A good example of this is that Jews for centuries have been outraged with all kinds of insults and were even the target of the Nazis, who killed, locked up and carried out many human experiments on them in the death camps.

We can establish that women, homosexuals or men and women of the black race are among the population groups that have been seen the most, since time immemorial, as the center of degrading actions and opinions. Unfortunately, and although progress has been made in many aspects, even today they have to face situations in which they are the object of ridicule, mockery, contempt …

In addition to all the above, we would have to emphasize that there is also what is known as denigrating advertising. This is a term used to refer to any advertisement that, due to the images or slogans it uses, what it does is offend or aggravate certain social groups.

Thus, for example, on more than one occasion society has risen up against advertising that denigrated women for the macho attitudes they posed and that showed them as a human being incapable of doing more than housework, in need of a man that would protect him or with questionable intellectual capacity.

It is possible to link the denigrating to the discrimination. If in a town people who do not profess the majority religion are forced to wear a yellow hat so that everyone can recognize them, they will be faced with a denigrating attitude.