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reverse discrimination

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishreverse discriminationreˌverse discrimiˈnation noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 SARthe practice of giving unfair treatment to a group of people who usually have advantages, in order to be fair to the group of people who were unfairly treated in the pastpositive discrimination
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reverse discriminationThe fact is that both the benefits of affirmative action and the white-male fears of reverse discrimination have been exaggerated.At this point the debate over the civil rights bill merged into a wider national debate concerning the legitimacy of reverse discrimination.There are a number of legal formulae by which any suggestion of reverse discrimination is ruled out.Thomas was renowned as a vigorous opponent of affirmative action or reverse discrimination, espousing minority self-help rather than racial quotas.She does think it is sometimes reverse discrimination but wonders how else people will move up.
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