The Concise Oxford English Dictionary defines ‘discriminate’ as:
“Discriminate /diskrimminayt/ • verb 1 recognize a distinction. 2 make an unjust distinction in the treatment of different categories of people, especially on the grounds of race, sex, or age.”
In addition to these three well-established areas, this Programme looks at the whole range of protected characteristics, including issues of multiple discrimination.
In the context of this Programme, diversity is:
Recognising and respecting the visible and invisible differences between people.
Non-discrimination and promoting diversity are:
• About ‘tolerating’ others
• Not effective ways to challenge discrimination or injustice
Equality is more than promoting diversity or non-discrimination
• Equality is actively changing things to ensure better outcomes for all
• Equality is about creating a culture of respect
• Equality within a human rights framework promotes better treatment of everyone