What Are Outcasts of Society?

What Are Outcasts of Society?

What Are Outcasts of Society?

An outcast from society is someone who has been physically, mentally, emotionally or relationally expelled from involvement in a population. This expression most often refers to people considered abnormal or possessing undesirable qualities. Criminals, pedophiles, people with disabilities and the poor are examples of groups sometimes treated as outcasts.

A person is literally cast out when he is sent to prison or forced to leave a particular community. A homeless person is often considered an outcast, but homelessness is generally not the outcome of societal action specifically directed at an individual. Often, a person is treated as an outcast based on groupthink and peer pressure.