reverse discrimination


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reverse discrimination

n.
Discrimination against members of a dominant or majority group, especially when resulting from policies established to correct discrimination against members of a minority or disadvantaged group.

reverse′ discrimina′tion


n.
discrimination against white persons or males resulting from preferential policies intended to remedy past discrimination against minorities or females.
[1965–70]
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The Principles do no call for quotas, reverse discrimination, disinvestment or boycotts-only for fair employment by American companies.
Isn't it reverse discrimination to have race-based colleges like HBCUs?
Some claim that affirmative action puts whites or men at an unfair disadvantage, that it can create reverse discrimination or even that it can hurt minorities and women.
Many refer to these as reverse discrimination, but show people of color have equal rights.
The discrimination my Korean friends experienced in Japan compared to the reverse discrimination I experienced as a blond, blue-eyed kid, provided the foundation to my understanding of what it is to be an outsider--an understanding that became woven into the very fabric of my identity.
Is it intent on practising some form of reverse discrimination, proclaiming that "men always had it good I and now it is time for women only to have it good"?
Phil, as the sole man on the Group, needed assurances around reverse discrimination and access to suitable toilet facilities.
Kim Forde-Mazrui -- Professor of Law at the University of Virginia -- argues that potential moral conflict therefore exists between a society's obligation to avoid reverse discrimination and its duty to correct past discrimination.
Pilot assured that no reverse discrimination for government companies would be normally allowed, though he was of the view that the social objectives of the public sector was also to be kept in mind while deciding a level playing field.
Reservation should not be implemented in a manner that it allows reverse discrimination," senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley said.
Circuit Court of Appeals - generally considered one of the most liberal courts in the country - upheld a similar ban in California, and a white applicant to the University of Texas, Abigail Fisher, has been denied admission and is suing for reverse discrimination.
Bulgaria's MEP dispelled as "absolute nonsense" allegations that the introduction of women board quotas would lead to reverse discrimination, i.