Discrimination

Discrimination, breaking news, photos, comments, social media posts on this topic.

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“I felt second-rate”: stats show discrimination against trans people at work is getting worse

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Eve Livingston
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    Careers

    “I’ll forever have to prove myself”: climbing the career ladder as a woman of colour

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    “Middle-aged, Caucasian, male”: Nadiya Hussain on her struggle to belong in the world of TV

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    Keke Palmer’s VMA speech on racism is everything we need to hear right now

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We need to see more women of colour with disabilities presenting on scree
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Women of colour with disabilities are always left out of the conversation about diversity

Editors and gatekeepers need to recognise that disabled voices are an integral part of any newsroom.

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Myra Ali
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In an aerial view from a drone, a large-scale ground mural depicting Breonna Taylor with the text 'Black Lives Matter' is seen being painted at Chambers Park in Annapolis, Maryland. The mural was organized by Future History Now in partnership with Banneker-Douglass Museum and The Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture.
Life

The viral chain tweet we need to pay attention to

You will almost definitely have seen this post in your Twitter feed. Please do not ignore it.

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Kayleigh Dray
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People

Alexandra Burke shares her experience of “heartbreaking” racism in the music industry

The X Factor star says she was told to bleach her skin “to look whiter”.

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Anna Brech
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Beyoncé calls for justice in moving open letter about Breonna Taylor

“[You must] demonstrate the value of a Black woman’s life,” she writes.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Kayleigh Dray
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Sugababes’ Keisha Buchanan on what it’s like to be the only black woman in a band

“I wasn’t allowed to be upset, I wasn’t allowed to have an opinion.”

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Life

This new mental health campaign exposes the stigma people with less common conditions still face

New data from anti-stigma campaign group Time To Change has revealed the extent of the problem facing people with conditions such as schizophrenia.

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Lauren Geall
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People

Critics’ Choice Awards 2020: Ava DuVernay scoops the prize for most powerful speech

Filmmaker calls on people to rise up against injustices.

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Anna Brech
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Gabrielle Union
People

Gabrielle Union urges women to call out workplace discrimination in powerful post

As questions continue over her firing from America's Got Talent, the actor says it’s important to speak out.

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Anna Brech
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Activists protesting in New York on International Women's Day
Life

This is exactly how long it will take for women to be equal to men worldwide

Plus, why the UK is falling behind other countries when it comes to gender parity.

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Anna Brech
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Labour candidate Tele Lawal
People

This is what an MP really looks like, according to Tele Lawal

Councillor makes powerful stand over “unacceptable“ campaign photo.

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Anna Brech
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Life

This new bank card might be giving men 10 times the credit as women and WTF?

How is this happening?

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Hannah-Rose Yee
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Jessica Rapana
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Women told they have pancake-like brains at ‘empowerment seminar’

And men's brains are like waffles, apparently.

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Life

How the “broken rung” problem stops women getting ahead at work

Few companies are aware of this systematic barrier to success

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Anna Brech
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People

Maternity discrimination is a huge problem, and Elizabeth Warren deserves praise for speaking out

One in nine mothers in the US have said that they were fired because they were pregnant.

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Hannah-Rose Yee
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Life

California’s Crown Act proves natural hair discrimination has no place in 2019

The new legislation explicitly bars discrimination against Black hairstyles.

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Christobel Hastings
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MPs have recommended that gagging orders be banned.
Life

This is why MPs are calling for a ban on gagging orders on victims of sexual harassment

NDAs should not be used as an excuse not to investigate allegations of abuse and harassment.

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Sarah Shaffi
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A woman does her make-up and checks her computer
Life

Society expects women to do EVERYTHING – as this genius Twitter thread shows

Burden of gender expectation laid bare in brilliant viral chat

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Anna Brech
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Grand Slam tennis champion Serena Williams
People

Serena Williams: it's good for women to get emotional at work

The 23-time Grand Slam tennis champion calls for greater compassion and support

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Anna Brech
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Anna Brech
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Virgin Atlantic crew no longer have to wear make-up – but it's hardly a victory for feminism

Airline's change in grooming policy prompts questions over gender discrimination

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Life

This city has become the first to ban discrimination based on Afro hair

Grooming policies that ban twists, braids, cornrows and Afros are now against the law

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Sarah Shaffi
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