Discrimination Act

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A Discrimination Act is a human act that leads to treating and differentiating people based on their perceived membership in certain groups or social categories



  • (Wikipedia, 2022) ⇒ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/discrimination Retrieved:2022-10-27.
    • Discrimination is the act of making unjustified distinctions between people based on the groups, classes, or other categories to which they belong or are perceived to belong. People may be discriminated on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, disability, or sexual orientation, as well as other categories.[1] Discrimination especially occurs when individuals or groups are unfairly treated in a way which is worse than other people are treated, on the basis of their actual or perceived membership in certain groups or social categories.[1] It involves restricting members of one group from opportunities or privileges that are available to members of another group. [2]

      Discriminatory traditions, policies, ideas, practices and laws exist in many countries and institutions in all parts of the world, including territories where discrimination is generally looked down upon. In some places, attempts such as quotas have been used to benefit those who are believed to be current or past victims of discrimination. These attempts have often been met with controversy, and have sometimes been called reverse discrimination.

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Discrimination: What it is, and how to cope". American Psychological Association. October 31, 2019. Retrieved October 13, 2020. Discrimination is the unfair or prejudicial treatment of people and groups based on characteristics such as race, gender, age or sexual orientation.
  2. Introduction to sociology. 7th ed. New York: W. W. Norton & Company Inc, 2009. p. 334.


  • https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/discrimination#Noun
    1. a distinction; discernment, the act of discriminating, discerning, distinguishing, noting or perceiving differences between things.
    2. The state of being discriminated, distinguished from, or set apart.
    3. (sometimes discrimination against) distinct treatment of an individual or group to their disadvantage; treatment or consideration based on class or category rather than individual merit; partiality; prejudice; bigotry.
      sexual or racial 'discrimination
    4. The quality of being discriminating, acute discernment, specifically in a learning situation; as to show great discrimination in the choice of means.
    5. That which discriminates; mark of distinction, a characteristic.