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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. Ying Ma:

    While these victories reflect the voters’ will to stand for equal rights time and time again at the ballot box, proponents of racial discrimination have resisted at every turn, they now fear that the high court’s decision to strike down racial preferences would take effect across the country not just in select states.

  2. Hedy Weinberg:

    Banning certain abortions will not provide a real solution to gender or racial discrimination and does nothing to address their root causes, we will continue to fight for people's ability to make their own decisions about pregnancy without political interference.

  3. Jimmy Carters:

    The time for racial discrimination is over.

  4. John Roberts:

    We did not fight a Civil War about oboe players, we did fight a Civil War to eliminate racial discrimination, and that’s why it’s a matter of considerable concern.

  5. Stephen Miller:

    The medical establishment in our country has embraced a lot of really wild, far-left theories – the wildest of them being the notion that racial discrimination is a positive good.

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