With our current news filled with acts of racial discrimination (Gold Coast women attack an elderly man) and the effects of cyber-bullying (Charlotte Dawson), we often ask “how” can someone do that to another person. How can other person say terrible things against a person’s race, age, gender, disability and the list goes on. Some years ago I launched into a PhD on mental illness discrimination and I was so taken back by my findings that I decided that helping those experiencing discrimination might be a better way to help our society. While I didn’t complete the PhD I learnt to think about this kind of behaviour differently. Social discrimination is a core part of our learning processes and commences at such an early age that we have to reflect on how we learn, to understand how we can learn differently to protect those who are most vulnerable. To read more..