Racial discrimination is defined as any discrimination against an individual based on their skin color, racial or ethnic origin.
There are four main types of racial discrimination:
When someone treats you worse than someone else simply based on your race or ethnicity
When organization has policies in place that disadvantages your racial or ethnic group
Being humiliated, offended, or degraded for you racial or ethnic background
When you are being mistreated for making a complaint regarding racial discrimination
Racism, in all its capacities, has fractured the lives of individuals as well as entire communities. It is essential to do all that is possible to end racial discrimination.
Mistreating a person for the color of their skin or ethnic background is wrong. Racial discrimination can take many different forms. Here is a small list of what racial discrimination can look like:
Rather than to feel helpless, let’s feel hopeful!
There are everyday steps that can be taken to eradicate racial discrimination. The most important part of elimination racism to educate yourself and the people around you. For long-term action, you can participate in local elections, voting for candidates who are dedicated to implementing policies that elevate the voices of those who suffer at the hands of racism. Daily habits such as checking the news, learn about the issues affecting black and brown communities, and donate to social justice organizations. Here is a list of social justice organizations to donate to: