Learn how to deal with discrimination.
"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." – Dr Martin Luther King, Jr., American civil rights activist.
Have you ever experienced the "sting" of discrimination?
This might have occurred in a job interview, when someone asked personal questions about your health, marital status, or beliefs. Or you might suspect that you have been passed over for a promotion because of your cultural background or your age.
In situations like these, there could have been legitimate reasons why you missed out. However, if you think that you've been discriminated against, it's important to know what your options are, so that you can take appropriate action.
In this article, we'll look at what discrimination is. We'll then explore what you can do if you feel that you've been discriminated against, and we'll examine some of the things you should think about before speaking up.
This article is meant as a general guide only. The laws defining discrimination, as well as which groups are protected from discrimination, vary widely around the world and even from region to region within a country. Therefore, you will need to research the laws in your region, state, or country before taking action.
The Oxford Dictionary defines discrimination as
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