Write a brief account that describes practice which excludes the individual and is discriminatory.

Discriminatory practices are those which exclude certain individuals either directly or indirectly. This could be as subtle as not offering culturally acceptable foods (such as kosher, halal or vegetarian options) or as blatant as assuming a homosexual individual will not want to play football. Similarly, you should not ask only female individuals if they would like to take part in an activity that has historically been a woman’s role, such as cooking or sewing – this behaviour may make the males feel excluded from the activity.  It is also discriminatory to assume that an individual is homosexual because they behave effeminately or assume that they don’t need help using a computer because they are Chinese. It is possible to discriminate without realising, such as omitting to ask an individual in a wheelchair to help bring the shopping in because of their restricted mobility. Conversely, it is not acceptable to put the shopping bags on a wheelchair user’s handlebars without asking them first.

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