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Definition of Discrimination

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

Discrimination is a hellhound that gnaws at Negroes in every waking moment of their lives to remind them that the lie of their inferiority is accepted as truth in the society dominating them.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

The civil rights movement was based on faith. Many of us who were participants in this movement saw our involvement as an extension of our faith. We saw ourselves doing the work of the Almighty. Segregation and racial discrimination were not in keeping with our faith, so we had to do something.
John Lewis

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

The five essential entrepreneurial skills for success: Concentration, Discrimination, Organization, Innovation and Communication.
Harold S. Geneen
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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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