Age Discrimination

By: Alex, Bryce, Belicia, Jessie, and Alondra

What is discrimination?

Discrimination is the unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people or things.

What is age discrimination?

Age discriination is when a person is treated less favourbly than another person in a similar situation because of their age.


One example of age discrimination (ageism) in American History is the baby boom generation. This period in American history is when laws governing the importance treatment of older U.S. citizens took greater importance than before. This expalins why there is a certain age you have to be before you arent allowwed to work anymore. 37% of people (aged 65+) claim to have experienced age-related discrimination but 50% of young people (aged 18-24) also claim to have experienced age-related discrimination. This shows that age discrimination can happen to both old and young, but this kind of discrimination has happened to more younger people. In conclusion, one example of age discrimination is the baby boom generation, and also age-related discrimination can happen to anyone both old and young.


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