Discrimination and Racism Based on Identity
We all want to be accepted for who we are. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen.
Throughout history and even today, some groups of people are treated differently based on their identity.
Some individuals who experience identity racism and/or discrimination include:
-> People who are not white
-> People with disabilities
-> People with lower incomes
-> People experiencing poverty
-> Members of the LGBTQ+ community
Being treated unfairly because you have an identity that isn’t a part of the majority is called discrimination. When you’re treated unjustly because of your racial identity, it’s called racism. Facing discrimination based on your gender identity, racial identity, sexual preferences, or any other aspects of your identity, can cause stress and negative reactions.
Learn about some common reactions to identity discrimination, how to deal with stress:
Change to Chill hopes to help teens form a better understanding of what their sense of identity is, and to feel positive and accepting of themselves.
We acknowledge the existence of inequities related to race, gender and other social identities and recognize the need to create a more inclusive and equitable society. We also know topics of identity are complex and sometimes difficult to talk about. Change to Chill continues to address these topics in an intentional way. Stay tuned for more!