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All for a better world without discrimination!

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11th Grade "B"

Arianna Torres

Santo Domingo High School





In human social affairsdiscrimination is treatment or consideration of, or making a distinction in favor of or against, a person or thing based on the group, class, or category to which the person or thing is perceived to belong rather than on individual merit. This includes treatment of an individual or group, based on their actual or perceived membership in a certain group or social category, "in a way that is worse than the way people are usually treated".

Hmong Cultural Center is a partner with the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law in a campaign to educate the Hmong community in Minnesota about resources for combating employment discrimination. 

The campaign is led by the national Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, which is representing a group of Hmong-Americans in an employment discrimination case. The Hmong Cultural Center, based in Minnesota, is a key partner in the campaign, providing advisory, translation, and distribution support to the Lawyers' Committee.



Think about the jokes you want to tell carefully before you say them. Humor can lighten the mood, but it is often taken at another’s expense. Many jokes degrade women, ethnicities and disabled people
Learn another language, or be open to accepting that most countries have citizens who speak dozens, if not hundreds of languages. Promoting language education, rather than fighting it, can decrease discrimination based on ethnicity.
Fight gender stereotypes in the home. Thinking of things as “women’s work” or “man’s work” may lead to gender discrimination in the next generation. As more and more families become dual-income households, make sure both sexes are treated as partners.
Socialize with people outside your comfort zone. Join a club, group or team where you have contact with people of different gender, sexuality or race. People often get into routines where they aren’t exposed to diversity in the community.
Be open to learning about other religions. Although you might be devout, a little research can help you find the common ground between another faith and your own. The next time someone makes a religious slur, talk about the commonalities, rather than the differences.