The Invisible Senior: Confronting Ageism in the U.S.

We’ve been hearing about various types of discrimination in the new headlines a lot lately. From issues of pay equity to debates around race, disability, and sexuality, Americans typically have vocal opinions about hot button topics. However, there is one demographic that frequently confronts discrimination, but it rarely makes the front page of the paper: seniors.

Yes, as with many of the “-isms,” ageism, or age discrimination, is alive and well in our country, and it’s an issue that needs to receive much more attention in order to affect meaningful societal change.