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Unformatted text preview: Ageism 'bigger problem than racism or sexism' Ageism, affecting both the young and old, is the most widely experienced prejudice in Britain, according to the first major study into age discrimination. Ageism now eclipses racism, sexism and discrimination based on disability. The only group not to experience ageism are those people aged between 35 and 44 who are too old for negative youth stereotyping and too young for prejudice based on advancing years. "Ageism is the form of prejudice that is experienced most commonly by people in the UK. It's the most pervasive form of prejudice; and that seems to be true pretty much across gender, across ethnicity, religion and disability - people of all types experience ageism. Government legislation on equality and human rights needs to ensure that ageism is treated at least as seriously as all of the other forms of prejudice that it's...
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This note was uploaded on 04/30/2011 for the course HLTH 175 taught by Professor Parent during the Spring '11 term at Coastline Community College.
- Spring '11