Wheel of Discrimination

The Wheel of Discrimination is a tool to measure your perception on equality issues in Northern Ireland. To make your own personal wheel of discrimination answer all the questions below and watch as your attitudes towards areas of equality unfold.

Please answer the eight questions in the categories below. Indicate your level of comfort on a scale of 0-10, with 0-3 being very uncomfortable, 4-7 being fairly comfortable and 8-10 being totally comfortable.

How old are you? (optional)

CATEGORIES

1. Age

wod ‘Age is only a number’ but it marks different stages of our life. Imagine you are in your first job and your Manager asks you to train a new employee.

How comfortable would you feel training a new employee who is over 65?

VERY UNCOMFORTABLE

TOTALLY COMFORTABLE

2. Disability

wod People with disabilities take part in society, including education, but sometimes society creates barriers that prevent them from taking part.

Would you feel comfortable if a student in a wheelchair asked you to help them to get up a flight of stairs?

VERY UNCOMFORTABLE

TOTALLY COMFORTABLE

3. Gender

wod In the 2016 NI Assembly elections 108 representatives were elected, only 30 were female MLAs.

If a female was appointed to a senior position select how comfortable you would feel?

VERY UNCOMFORTABLE

TOTALLY COMFORTABLE

4. Religion & Political Opinion

wod In Northern Ireland employers have to ask all applicants and employees what their religion is.

Would you feel comfortable applying for a job if the firm’s advertisement particularly welcomed applicants from members of another community?

VERY UNCOMFORTABLE

TOTALLY COMFORTABLE

5. Race

wod Sometimes people in Northern Ireland are discriminated against because they belong to a particular group.

You and your friends are having a night out and the venue you are in has a lot of people from different racial groups, how comfortable would you feel remaining in the venue?

VERY UNCOMFORTABLE

TOTALLY COMFORTABLE

6. Sexual Orientation

wod Interested in information and advice on Sexual Orientation, or like to hear about events and projects for lesbian, gay and bi-sexual people in Northern Ireland. Visit our “Sexual Orientation More Equality” website (www.some-ni.co.uk).

How comfortable would you feel having a person from the lesbian, gay or bisexual community as a neighbour?

VERY UNCOMFORTABLE

TOTALLY COMFORTABLE

7. Transgender

wod Our survey showed high levels of negativity towards the Trans community.

Would you feel comfortable if your sibling or a close friend were to form a relationship with a Transgender person?

VERY UNCOMFORTABLE

TOTALLY COMFORTABLE

8. Traveller

wod Travellers are the largest ethnic minority group in Europe.

How comfortable would you feel if some Travellers came into the same shop as you?

VERY UNCOMFORTABLE

TOTALLY COMFORTABLE

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