On average, Kentucky Equality Federation receives 11-18 discrimination reports per month from citizens across the Commonwealth. Discrimination in Kentucky is common. Kentucky Equality Federation is the public advocate for victims of discrimination. We’re here for you! If you believe you have been the victim of discrimination in Kentucky, please notify us.
Discrimination in Kentucky
Many people and groups are victims of discrimination. Some are discriminated against because of their sexual orientation, sexual identity, race, gender, veteran status, or political identification (or lack thereof).
Discrimination takes many forms, and it is necessary that the victims of such treatment strive for a better world where all groups, orientations, identities, creeds, and political groups can achieve equality; we need your help to change this! The emancipation of slaves, voting rights for women, and the civil rights movements were landmark victories for the cause of equality, but this struggle continues today……
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Consequences of Discrimination
It results in anxiety, sadness, depression and a feeling of guilt and emptiness. These often translate into depression, loss of interest, eating disorders and stress-related ailments. Social, educational and financial impacts: Discrimination, harassment and victimization leave the individual confused and broken.
Effects of Discrimination in the Commonwealth of Kentucky
Like abuse and bullying acts, there are effects and consequences and no one wins. Here are a few:
Physical and emotional impacts:
Exclusion or rejection directed to you by others for reasons that you often have no control of can cause extreme worry to an individual. It results in anxiety, sadness, depression and a feeling of guilt and emptiness. These often translate into depression, loss of interest, eating disorders and stress-related ailments.
Social, educational and financial impacts:
Discrimination, harassment and victimization leave the individual confused and broken.
It can affect them financially, may lose their job, quit school or do poorly at school.
Society and Businesses
Communities and businesses that fail to take strong action on discrimination tend to be lower in productivity. This is because people feel disgruntled, and lose interest in working hard. There is a drop in morale, trust, and confidence on the part of the employees. People with talents and exceptional skills and abilities are not attracted to these places because they do not want to be discriminated against.
People who face racial discrimination may regroup with some vengeance in mind against other groups. This can fuel conflicts and social discords. In fact, many conflicts and wars have been started in this way.