On this episode; Zara, a university graduate experiences discrimination on different levels as she seeks a job. Will she break through regardless? Find out in this episode.
We could define ‘Discrimination’ as an unfair or prejudicial treatment of people and groups based on characteristics such as their race, gender, age and also their sexual orientation.
Nonetheless, explaining why it happens is more complicated and we could say that the human brain naturally puts things in categories to make sense of the world. Very young children quickly learn the difference between boys and girls, for instance. But the values we place on different categories are learned from our parents, our peers, and the observations we make about how the world works. Often, discrimination stems from fear and misunderstanding.
Discrimination can be damaging even if you haven’t been the target of overt acts of bias. Regardless of your personal experiences, it can be stressful just being a member of a group that is often discriminated against, such as racial minorities. People might even avoid situations where they expect they could be treated poorly, possibly missing out on educational and job opportunities
The Street Project Foundation Community is a growing pool of transformational youth leaders who have attended at least one of our youth development programs. It is strategically organized to ensure that the opinions of the youths remain the dominant voice in the organization.