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There should be no discrimination

against languages people speak,

skin color, or religion

Malala Yousafzai

No change can come if those who

are impacted the most by
discrimination are not willing to
stand up for themselves
Zainab Salbi

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
Martin Luther King, Jr.

If you believe that discrimination

exists, it will
Anthony J. D'Angelo
1. Embrace Your Beauty and Strength. Find ways to embrace
and celebrate your identitythe strength and beauty of you being
you. Read books, talk to people, and go to identity-affirming
events. Call upon trusted friends and relatives, people with a
healthy sense of self, for support. Also consider seeking the help
Racial discrimination occurs when an individual is of a trained professional in your area to create solutions custom-fit
to your particular situation and needs.
subjected to unequal treatment because of their actual
or perceived race. 2. Take Good Care of Yourself and Learn to Cope. One of the
The unjust or prejudicial treatment of best ways you can fight discrimination is by taking good care of
different categories of people, especially on yourself. Your survival is not just important; its an act of
the grounds of race, age, or sex. revolution. Make your life revolutionary by exercising, eating
healthy, and finding ways to de-stress every day.

3. Stand Up For Yourself. Let others know how their words and
actions have affected you and those you care about. Fight for your
rights. In order to effect change, people need to be made aware
that a problem exists. Contact your elected representatives,
involves treating an applicant or the ACLU, and the Office for Civil Rights. The more people who
can see the real life impact and injustice of whats happening, the
employee less favorably because of his or her age. more we can fight to end discrimination once and for all.
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
forbids age discrimination against people who 4. Strategize and Know the Consequences Before You
Gender discrimination is when there is a bias Act. There truly is a time for daring and a time for caution, and an
are age 40 or older. intelligent person knows the difference. Weigh the costs and
based on a person's sex that leads to defining the
benefits and decide for yourself what youre able, and willing, to
roles he/she should play in society. An example of do. Take stock of yourself. Capitalize on your strengths, and put a
gender stereotypes exists in the belief that it is the plan in motion to compensate for your weaknesses. Do your best
to protect yourself and others and to minimize risk. Timing is
woman's job, simply because of her sex (female) to critical. Strategize carefully to achieve maximum impact.
stay home and take care of their children.
Disability discrimination is when a person with 5. Reach Out and Organize. Dont go it alone. People really are
a disability is treated less favorably than a person stronger, and safer, when they stand together. Mobilize your
friends, family, and co-workers. Were stronger when we stand
without the disability in the same or similar together, share our stories, and make our voices heard. Uniting
circumstances. For example, it would be with others who face a similar situation as you do can help you
'direct disability discrimination' if a nightclub or obtain the resources and social support you need to survive. They
can even give you a base to mobilize should you decide to
restaurant refused a person entry because they are organize and fight for your rights.
blind and have a guide dog.
- DaShanne Stokes
If you believe that discrimination
exists, it will.
Anthony J. D'Angelo

How I wish we lived in a time when

laws were not necessary to
safeguard us from discrimination.
Barbra Streisand

It is not discrimination to treat

different things differently.
Maggie Gallagher

Discrimination is discrimination,
even when people claim it's
Reducing a group to a slur or
stereotype reduces us all.
DaShanne Stokes

Men's skins have many colors, but

human blood is always red.