discrimination discrimination  /dɪs ˌkrɪ mə ˈneɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) unfair treatment of a person or group on the basis of prejudice
  2. (n) the cognitive process whereby two or more stimuli are distinguished



  1. Congress voted to ban genetic discrimination.
  2. Bad enough that the Supreme Court's decision yesterday will keep many workers from suing their employers for pay discrimination.
  3. You can't give into one discrimination by creating counter-discrimination.


  1. Nurse files racial discrimination lawsuit against Queen's Medical Center

    A registered nurse has filed a lawsuit against the Queen's Medical Center, alleging racial discrimination and retaliation after she reported that patient safety was being jeopardized. 
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Hawaii News Now

  2. Immigrant renter seeks answers about discrimination

    Immigrant renter seeks answers about discrimination National origin discrimination is defined as different treatment in housing because of a person's ancestry, ethnicity, birthplace, culture or language. National origin discrimination can also be a result of failing to provide the same level of service or housing amenities because a tenant born in another country does not speak English at all ...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  3. Discrimination claims against the county often end with settlements

    Of the five discrimination claims filed against Pitkin County in the last six years by employees who were terminated or not hired, three of them were settled out of court. read more
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Aspen Daily News

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  1. "I have the utmost respect and aloha for black people who have suffered so much due to racial discrimination and acts of hatred," Chapman said. "I am deeply disappointed in myself for speaking out of anger to my son and using such a hateful...
    on Oct 31, 2007 By: Dog Chapman Source: E! Online

  2. Chief Justice Roberts wrote: "The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race."
    on Jun 27, 2010 By: John Roberts Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. "My expectation is that when you look back on these years you will look back and see a time when we put a stop against discrimination ...... whether in the office or the battlefield," Obama said.
    on Oct 10, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: USA Today

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