How to Deal with Discrimination

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Discrimination can be hurtful and can occur almost anywhere. Whether you're at a store, restaurant or at work, individuals may project their ignorance upon you based on your race, gender or religion. Once you've experienced discrimination, there are a number of steps you could take.

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How to deal with discrimination

  • You'll have to put anger aside and think about how you were victimized and whether you are being oversensitive.

  • Take a minute to think what you want to say to the individual during a confrontation. It's important to stay calm and collected when conveying how the discriminative act made you feel.

  • Tell the individual that what they did or said offended you. If you are unable to confront the individual, tell a manager or authoritative figure quickly. Time is key when reporting discriminative issues.

  • If the problem is recurring, keep a log of all the instances where the individual offended you. If the discrimination continues, remind a manager or authoritative figure that you want it to stop.

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