Today’s Word: discrimination

October 22, 2017 =========

☆  discrimination  差別


Discrimination is the action of treating a person or group of people less fairly than other people or groups. Obviously, on the topic of culture and tradition, discrimination is something that will definitely come up in conversation.

In Australia, we have laws to protect people from harassment and discrimination. We have laws on age discrimination, on human rights discrimination, on disability, race and sex discrimination. Basically, discrimination on the basis of race, skin color, sex or sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, religion, or political opinion is not allowed. However, it still happens way too often.

How about in Japan? What kind of laws are there on discrimination? Are they effective, do they actually help prevent discrimination?