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Definition of Discrimination


  1. The act of discriminating, distinguishing, or noting and marking differences.
  2. The state of being discriminated, distinguished, or set apart.
  3. The arbitrary imposition of unequal tariffs for substantially the same service.
  4. The quality of being discriminating; faculty of nicely distinguishing; acute discernment; as, to show great discrimination in the choice of means.
  5. That which discriminates; mark of distinction.

Discrimination Quotations

As I often say, we have come a long way from the days of slavery, but in 2014, discrimination and inequality still saturate our society in modern ways. Though racism may be less blatant now in many cases, its existence is undeniable.
Al Sharpton

It turns out that advancing equal opportunity and economic empowerment is both morally right and good economics, because discrimination, poverty and ignorance restrict growth, while investments in education, infrastructure and scientific and technological research increase it, creating more good jobs and new wealth for all of us.
William J. Clinton

If we desire a society of peace, then we cannot achieve such a society through violence. If we desire a society without discrimination, then we must not discriminate against anyone in the process of building this society. If we desire a society that is democratic, then democracy must become a means as well as an end.
Bayard Rustin

We pledge ourselves to liberate all our people from the continuing bondage of poverty, deprivation, suffering, gender and other discrimination.
Nelson Mandela

There should be no discrimination against languages people speak, skin color, or religion.
Malala Yousafzai
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Discrimination Translations

discrimination in Dutch is discriminatie
discrimination in French is discernement
discrimination in German is Unterscheidung, Diskriminierung
discrimination in Norwegian is diskriminering
discrimination in Swedish is diskriminering, urskillning
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