What is prejudice and what impact can it have on society?

Over the last 50 years, British society has woken up to the reality of prejudice and discrimination and taken steps to change things. The Sex Discrimination Act 1975 stated that discrimination on the grounds of gender (i.e. male or female) and marital status was now illegal. The Commission of Racial Equality 1976 was set up under the Race Relations Act of 1975 to deal with complaints of discrimination.

Does legislation and better education mean that discrimination no longer exists in the UK? Or is the issue as serious as it has ever been?

In this interactive lesson the pupils are encouraged to examine the issues surrounding prejudice and discrimination in society and explore what impact they may have on individuals and communities as a whole.

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