Discrimination comes in many forms including sexism and racism, as wells as unfair treatment based on religion, age, class, gender identification, and sexual orientation. Volunteer to create petitions, start conversation, and protest systemic biases. Join millions of young people that care by signing up for a campaign below to actively stop discrimination.
DoSomething.org run dozens of campaigns each year that take a stand against discrimination. Challenge misogynistic and sexist songs by rewriting their lyrics into a parody with Turn Down For Sexism. Promote positive self-esteem and reduce stigma around disability through We Are Able. Fed up with racist themed parties and costumes based in stereotypes? Fight cultural appropriation with 1 Star For Hate.
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Facts About Discrimination
- Students with disabilities are 2 to 3 times more likely to be bullied than their non-disabled peers. 1
- Between 70% and 99% of women experience street harassment at some point in their lives. 2
- 6 in 10 LGBT students report feeling unsafe at school because of their sexual orientation. 3
- Young black men are 21 times more likely to be killed by the police than their white peers. 4
- From 2007 to 2012, only 30.8% of the speaking characters in the top 500 movies were women. 5
Pacer’s National Bullying Prevention Center- Bullying and Harrassment of Students With Disabilities: http://www.pacer.org/bullying/resources/students-with-disabilities/. Accessed online July 2014.
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey. 2010.
Kosciw, Joseph G., Ph.D., Emily A. Greytak, Ph.D., Mark J. Bartkiewicz, M.S., Madelyn J. Boesen, M.A., Neal A. Palmer, M.S. “The 2011 National School Climate Survey: The Experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Youth in Our Nation’s Schools.” 2012.
Gabrielson, Ryan et al. "Deadly Force, in Black and White". ProPublica.org. October 10, 2014. Date accessed: December 9, 2014.
New York Film Academy. "Gender Inequality in Film." 2013. Accessed February 1, 2014
What You Get
Psh, what DON’T you get? Each campaign offers the key facts, pro tips, and four easy action steps you need to rock the campaign and make an impact.
- Step 1, Know It: You get stats on the problem and how you’re going to solve it.
- Step 2, Plan It: You’ll learn the stuff you need, how to recruit others to take action with you, and how to prep to take action.
- Step 3, Do It: You’ll learn how to actually do the darn thing and make the biggest impact possible.
- Step 4, Prove It: Snap a pic of you in action and upload it! Each campaign counts as volunteer experience for your resume. And you can enter to win scholarships! Speaking of…
Scholarships and Contests
You make the world suck less for others. Great! So what’s in it for you? Money. Lots and lots of money. (For school.) Complete any campaign on the site, send a pic in the Prove It section, and you’ll enter to win a $10,000 scholarship! We award one of these seasonal scholarships four times a year. And, lots of other campaigns offer their own scholarship opps. Mad chances to win mad money.
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