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Discrimination is often based on ignorance, prejudices and negative stereotypes. Because many people fear what seems strange or unknown, they react with suspicion or even violence to anyone whose appearance, culture or behaviour is unfamiliar.


"We are all the same We all have the same rights"

Consequences of Discrimination

Physical and emotional impacts:
Exclusion or rejection directed to you by others for reasons that you often have no control of can cause extreme worry to an individual.

Social, educational and financial impacts:
Discrimination, harassment and victimization leave the individual confused and broken. 


Society and Businesses
Communities and businesses that fail to take strong action on discrimination tend to be lower in productivity.

1.  Identify what you believe.  Know where your beliefs originated and why they are important to you, your family and/or your friends.

2.  Challenge yourself.  Try to meet someone new.  Try a different restaurant or coffee shop.  Walk down a different street.  Expand your world view by expanding your world.

3.  Ask questions.   Promote dialogue, but don’t engage in diatribes. Recognize that what has been done before is not always what is needed now.    Why is it done that way?  What is the history?  Can you tell me more about that?

4.  Listen.  Seek to understand another perspective before judging it as wrong or strange.  Try to understand the beliefs of someone from another faith or political party.