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What is Discrimination? What is Equality?
Discrimination and Equality are key themes in the new Contemporary Galleries at Wilberforce House. Aspects of racism and religious discrimination are discussed by students in Freedom Forum
KS1/2 Blue Eye / Brown Eye Activity.
What is Racism? and KS2-4
What is Religious Discrimination? Question and Discussion Sheets.
KS3/4 Roots of Racism? Film and Activity.
KS3/4 Speak Out Activity.
Download the relevant Teacher's Notes first to get the most from these activities!
What is Discrimination?
'Discrimination' is when someone is treated differently or unfairly because of their racial or ethnic origin, disability, religion or belief, age, sex or sexual orientation. Unfortunately discrimination exists in all races and cultures and anyone can experience it.
People can be discriminated against in many different ways. Discrimination can occur because of 'real' differences as well as because of 'perceived' differences (or pre-conceptions).
What is Equality?
Everyone has a right to live happily and be free from discrimination. The opposite of discrimination is equality. Equality is about treating everyone the same, not about giving certain people 'special treatment' or 'extra rights'. It means treating everyone as individuals with respect and consideration. It is about acknowledging and appreciating diversity and difference.
In addition, equality means making sure that we donít use negative attitudes, stereotypes or misconceptions about certain individuals, groups or communities.