According to the American Psychological Association (APA) discrimination should be defined as the “unfair or prejudicial treatment of people and groups based on characteristics such as race, gender, age, or sexual orientation. On their website, the APA calls discrimination a “public health issue” that is linked to “anxiety, depression, obesity, high blood pressure and substance abuse.”

Sadly, the United States has a serious age discrimination problem. This problem presents itself in many ways, including: 

At the NYRA we stand against discrimination and actively work against ageism in all facets of society. To end age-based discrimination, we must work against the prejudicial treatment of people based on the date of their birth. 

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