Equality and Human Rights Framework

How can we tackle prejudice and discrimination?

Wednesday 15 November 2017
The Equality and Human Rights Commission have been investigating the links between prejudicial attitudes and unlawful discriminatory behavior. They have been researching what anti-prejudice interventions work and how we can successfully evaluate these interventions. Take a look at their website: www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/prejudice-and-unlawful-behaviour


The Equality and Human Rights Commission have been looking closely at prejudice as a key psychological driver of discrimination.

In their reporting on the social context of race discrimination, they have highlighted two social settings which are particularly key:

  1. Malign antipathy: Widespread social distrust, a fragmented community in which individuals are discontented, disengaged and hostile to both internal and external rivals or threats.
  2. Rivalrous cohesion: Cohesion within a group that is created by rivalry or threat from other groups.

Take a look at their work on:

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