What is discrimination?

  • (noun): Unfair treatment of a person or group on the basis of prejudice.
    Synonyms: favoritism, favouritism
    See also — Additional definitions below


Discrimination is the prejudicial or distinguishing treatment of an individual based on his or her membership - or perceived membership - in a certain group or category. It involves the group's initial reaction or interaction, influencing the individual's actual behavior towards the group or the group leader, restricting members of one group from opportunities or privileges that are available to another group, leading to the exclusion of the individual or entities based on logical or irrational decision making.

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Some articles on discrimination:

Freedom Of Religion In Austria - Societal Abuses and Discrimination
... See also Societal abuse and Religious discrimination There was a report of a physical attack against a person and a violent attack against property (see Anti-Semitism) ... However, some societal mistrust and discrimination continued against members of some unrecognized religious groups, particularly against those considered to be members of sects ... During 2006 there were 32 cases of discrimination based on religion brought before the Equal Rights Commissioner ...
Equality Act 2010
... which formed the basis of anti-discrimination law in Great Britain ... was, primarily, the Equal Pay Act 1970, the Sex Discrimination Act 1975, the Race Relations Act 1976, the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and three major statutory instruments protecting ...
Freedom Of Religion In Uzbekistan - Societal Abuses and Discrimination
... with ethnic Uzbek converts encountered difficulties stemming from discrimination ... ethnic Uzbeks who converted to Christianity faced discrimination and harassment ... There was no pattern of discrimination against Jews ...

More definitions of "discrimination":

  • (noun): The cognitive process whereby two or more stimuli are distinguished.
    Synonyms: secernment