December 17, 2017

What Is Discrimination?

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Prejudice – A thought. Discrimination – An act.

dis·crim·i·na·tion- Pronunciation: dis-“kri-m&-‘nA-sh&nFunction: noun

    1. the act of discriminating
    2. the process by which two stimuli differing in some aspect are responded to differently
  1. the quality or power of finely distinguishing
    1. the act, practice, or an instance of discriminating categorically rather than individually
    2. prejudiced or prejudicial outlook, action, or treatment <racial discrimination>synonym see DISCERNMENT – dis·crim·i·na·tion·al /-shn&l, -sh&-n&l/ adjectiveMerriam-Webster On-line


Stereotype (a hardened generalization)
plus power equals ‘racism’
(or other ‘isms’)

Illegal discrimination – Three factors:

  • Protected Class
  • Prohibited Activity
  • Covered Property

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