Ageism and kids
Example Of Ageism
A teenage boy, with a group of friends, walks laughing into a store. They look around the magazine section, walk by the candy, and then walk out without making any purchases. What is the first thought about this? It might be, and in many cases it is, that they stole something. Maybe the employee working behind the register will even go as far as to call the police on these boys, who didn’t steal anything, but were discriminated against simply because they were teenage boys.
This happens every day, all over America. We don’t tell the youth very much, because they “won’t understand”, they’re “too young”.
People who are discriminated against, no matter the reason, can be hurt by it. Age discrimination is the same as racial discrimination, or religious discrimination. They can be offended, because it isn’t something they can help with. You are offended by being judged as a teenager, so how do you think they feel? Remember, it all hurts. Everyone deserves equal opportunities, regardless of age, race, or religion Stop Ageism!