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DEI Resources: Age


Adultism: Refers to behaviors and attitudes based on the assumption that adults are more knowledgeable than young people, and entitles them to act upon young people without their agreement.

Ageism: The oppression of elders by youth and adults; prejudice or discrimination on the basis of a person's age.

Intergenerational: existing or occurring between different generations of people; involving more than one generation.

Jen Fry. The Anti-Racist Manual for Students. 

Ontario Human Rights Commission. Glossary of human rights terms.


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