Stereotyping, Prejudice & Discrimination

How can the creative industries be a safe space?


1. To analyse the possible prejudicial practices that can happen in the industry.  

2. To demonstrate an understanding of the Equality Act 2010.

3. To formulate what Safe Space measures can be taken to ensure inclusion in the college and wider working world. 

Safe Space

Safe space is a term for an area or forum where a marginalised group are not supposed to face standard mainstream stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination. 


Belief that certain attributes are characteristic of members of particular groups. 

Any examples? 

This is a cognition - a thought or process. 


A negative (or positive) attitude toward a certain group that is applied to its individual members. 

Any examples?

This is an Emotion - it is a strong feeling. 


Unfair treatment of members of a particular group based on their membership in that group. 

Any examples? 

This is a behaviour - it is where words or action will actively take place. 

Le1f, Hip Hop Artist

“I’m super conscious about making activist music—I feel like it’s not cool, especially right now,” he says. “It can be cool, but it has to be delivered properly; it still has to be a pop song. It’s hard to get people to listen to music that is outwardly preachy that way.”, 2012

Kele Okereke, Musician

Okereke wrote about the casual racism he encountered in Bloc Party’s early interviews and how, more broadly, he found the UK rock scene shockingly conservative and “one of the few arenas where diversity is not encouraged. 

I feel like that is an arena that really hasn’t progressed,” he says. “Can you think of a time when Q put a person of colour on the cover of their magazine? I can’t at all and that’s just the way it is.” 

The Independent, 2014

Siobhan Reddy, Studio Director at Media Molecule

"I think GTA is GTA, it's an amazingly huge incredible achievement from that team,  I think it would be really fascinating to see them create a deeply flawed and amazing woman - I don't know what her character would be - but I'd love to see it.

But they don't have to though, that's the thing. They just don't have to, and they could just choose to do that forever and we'd all be like that's a shame, but they don't actually have too. But they're so influential it would be really great."

Laverne Cox, Actress

"I remember asking a casting director, would he ever submit a trans actor for a role that didn't call for a trans actor and he said no, because they could tell and his professionalism would be compromised somehow by submitting a trans person for a non trans role. I think that’s starting to change."

The Daily Cardinal, 2016

The Equality Act 2010 is what protects us in the UK against discrimination. Under this act there are 9 protected characteristics. 

Can you guess what these 9 are?

You have 2 minutes and 30 seconds to fill in the blanks on your worksheet! 

Phones/Tablets can be used if you get really stuck!

Equality Act 2010 Protected Characteristics




Sexual Orientation 

Gender Reassignment 


Marriage & Civil Partnership 

Pregnancy & Maternity 

Religion (Including a lack of) 

What can we do to provide a safe space atmosphere and promote equality & diversity?

1. In the college 

2. In the creative sector 

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Stereotyping & Discrimination

by rubyannerobertson


Public - 6/25/16, 3:28 PM