What Does "discrimination" Mean?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 29, 2020 12:46:08 PM ET
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Discrimination is the act of treating a person differently — negatively or positively — because of that person's race, class, sexual orientation or gender or any other group to which that person belongs, rather than assessing individual needs and merits.

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