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racial dis·crim·i·na·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. racism, racialism, racial discriminationnoun

    discriminatory or abusive behavior towards members of another race


  1. racial discriminationnoun

    Discrimination on grounds of ethnicity


  1. Racial discrimination

    Racial discrimination is any discrimination against any individual on the basis of their skin color, race or ethnic origin. Individuals can discriminate by refusing to do business with, socialize with, or share resources with people of a certain group. Governments can discriminate in a de facto fashion or explicitly in law, for example through policies of racial segregation, disparate enforcement of laws, or disproportionate allocation of resources. Some jurisdictions have anti-discrimination laws which prohibit the government or individuals from discriminating based on race (and sometimes other factors) in various circumstances. Some institutions and laws use affirmative action to attempt to overcome or compensate for the effects of racial discrimination. In some cases, this is simply enhanced recruitment of members of underrepresented groups; in other cases, there are firm racial quotas. Opponents of strong remedies like quotas characterize them as reverse discrimination, where members of a dominant or majority group are discriminated against.


  1. racial discrimination

    Racial discrimination refers to the unjust or prejudicial treatment of individuals or groups based on their race, color, ethnicity, nationality, national origin, or sometimes religion. It involves treating people less favorably, subjecting them to unfair rules or social practices, denying them certain opportunities, rights, and privileges, or inflicting harm on them solely because of their racial characteristics.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of racial discrimination in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of racial discrimination in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of racial discrimination in a Sentence

  1. Barack Obama:

    Nelson Mandela Lecture is Nelson Mandela Lecture that racial discrimination still exists in both the United States and South Africa.

  2. Nikki Haley:

    Because there was literal name-calling going on in the election cycle, even with students less politically engaged, that strong language and the harsher crassness of the rhetoric may have had a more broad effect on these students. it's not just along ethnic and racial discrimination lines.

  3. Hillary Clinton:

    A man with a long history of racial discrimination, who traffics in dark conspiracy theories drawn from the pages of supermarket tabloids and the far reaches of the internet, should never run African Americans and Hispanics government or command African Americans and Hispanics military.

  4. Vijay Jojo Chokal Ingam:

    We did fight a Civil War to eliminate racial discrimination, and that’s why it’s a matter of considerable concern. chief Justice Roberts cut through all the distractions and exposed Harvard for their racism and hypocrisy.

  5. Cory Booker:

    My parents knew this when they moved my brother and me to a New Jersey town with good public schools in the face of racial discrimination. The tenants I represented against slumlords when I first moved to Newark knew it too. So did my neighbors in Brick Towers.

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