“Zero Discrimination Day” … March 1, 2014!

“There are many things which can be done to counter
discrimination and encourage acceptance; speaking up when
something is wrong; raising awareness; supporting people who
have been discriminated against; and promoting the benefits of
diversity.”

Many people bring up the problem, but few provide answers. This is an answer that starts with us as individuals. Thank you for sharing it.

It Is What It Is

~~Today (1st March) is Zero Discrimination Day~~

Zero Discrimination Day is the opportunity to celebrate everyone’s
right to live a full and productive life with dignity – no matter what
they look like, where they come from or whom they love.

By joining hearts and voices, individuals, communities and
societies can transform the world every day and everywhere.

Zero Discrimination Day is a moment to highlight how everyone can
become informed and promote tolerance, compassion and peace.

Support an end to HIV-related stigma and discrimination!

~~WHAT DISCRIMINATION LOOKS LIKE IN 2014~~

Discrimination is a violation of human rights. It is illegal, immoral,
hurtful and dehumanizing. Too many people around the world
face unequal treatment because of their race, religion, nationality,
sexual orientation or identity, disability, gender or age.

Discrimination can happen anywhere: at work, at school, at home
and in the community. Discrimination doesn’t just hurt individuals
or groups of people…

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Posted on 03/01/2014, in Potpourri, Uncategorized and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 18 Comments.

  1. Yes………“There are many things which can be done to counter discrimination”:

    speaking up when something is wrong

    Here is an example:

    In this story from Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity, a film from World Trust, author and educator Joy DeGruy shares how her sister-in-law uses her white privilege to stand up to systemic inequity.

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  2. Hi there my dear friend!! How have you been??? I’ve been missing you!! Good to see you here as well as this reblog!! Looks good in your “spot” … hugs and kisses!!!

    From the heart ….. H!!! 🙂

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  3. Yahtzee,
    Very interesting video.

    It reminds me of a situation that happened with me and one of my friends who is originally from Bangladesh. It happened in a bank just after 9-11. I watched the clerks as they whispered and continued to look at him from the corner of their eyes as he stood there waiting for his deposit slip and a few bucks back from his paycheck.

    But, I have a sick sense of humor, and as they continued to delay him, I asked him if he had a box cutter with him. He looked surprised and said “No.” Then I replied, “See. That’s what they’re looking for. See ladies, he doesn’t have a box cutter. You can relax.”

    It was enough to embarrass them and complete his transaction.

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  4. A wonderful idea. And enjoyable blog. Hugs, Barbara

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  5. Jackie Saulmon Ramirez

    One day is not enough! But anything is a start. 🙂

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  6. Re Yahtzee: Using humor will accomplish things lickity split….much much quicker than a lecture or a stare because people really just want a reason to relax.

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