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Množina reči discrimination je discriminations.
favoritism · favouritism
favoritism · favouritism · secernment
ETYM Latin discriminatio the contrasting of opposite thoughts.
1. The cognitive process whereby differences between two or more stimuli are perceived.
2. Unfair treatment of a person or group on the basis of prejudice; SYN. favoritism, favouritism.
Distinction made (social, economic, political, legal) between individuals or groups such that one has the power to treat the other unfavorably. Negative discrimination, often based on stereotype, includes anti-Semitism, apartheid, caste, racism, sexism, and slavery. Positive discrimination, or “affirmative action”, is sometimes practiced in an attempt to counteract the effects of previous long-term discrimination. Minorities and, in some cases, majorities have been targets for discrimination.
Discrimination may be on grounds of difference of color, nationality, religion, politics, culture, class, sex, age, or a combination of such factors. Legislation has been to some degree effective in forbidding racial discrimination, against which there is a United Nations convention 1969.
National legislation in the US includes the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and 1968, the Voting Rights Act 1965, and a movement to add an amendment to the Constitution mandating equal rights for women.
/ ɪndʒəstəs /
injustice je nebrojiva imenica
unfairness · iniquity · unjustness
iniquity · shabbiness · unfairness · unjustness
ETYM French injustice, Latin injustitia. Related to In- not, and Justice, Unjust.
1. An unjust act; SYN. unfairness, iniquity.
2. The practice of being unjust or unfair; SYN. unjustness.
/ ənfernəs /
Množina reči unfairness je unfairnesses.
inequity · inequity
inequity · iniquity · injustice · shabbiness
1. Injustice by virtue of not being equitable; SYN. inequity.
2. Partiality that is not fair or equitable; SYN. inequity.