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How to...challange discrimination

Fiona Pilkington and her daughter Francecca suffered years
of abuse from youths as young as 10. Leicestershire Police
failed to take the reports seriously, and eventually Fiona killed
herself and Francecca.
My learned twitter friend @ukequality shared this article on challenging discrimination with us on twitter this morning. It is a very well written article, and it sensibly addresses a situation that most of us encounter, but often keep quiet about in order to avoid confrontation.

As part of a profession that has been branded as 'institutionally racist', left families with disability 'under seige', and allowed 'endemic sexism' to continue within its own ranks, i feel the weight of responsibility heavily on my shoulders when it comes to supporting vulnerable people and in particular those who suffer discrimination at the hands of another. So i have chosen to directly quote the "Six Top Tips on Challenging Discrimination"...make sure you go to the full article for a more detailed explanation on each point. I also recommend you also give the 'equal and diverse' website a browse, they have some good stuff there.

So, 6 top tips, as quoted from "equal and diverse';
  1. Not to challenge isn’t an option.
  2.  Challenge immediately if you can.
  3.  Question someone’s motivation.
  4.  Take your time and step back.
  5.  If you aren’t sure with what is being said get clarification.
  6. Question the factual accuracy of the information being used.
  7. Use reflection
  8. Be firm