Discrimination vs. Racism

Discrimination vs. Racism — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Discrimination and Racism

Discriminationnoun

The act of discriminating.

Racismnoun

The belief that race accounts for differences in human character or ability and that a particular race is superior to others.

Discriminationnoun

The ability or power to see or make fine distinctions; discernment.

Racismnoun

Discrimination or prejudice based on race.

Discriminationnoun

Treatment or consideration based on class or category, such as race or gender, rather than individual merit; partiality or prejudice.

Racismnoun

Belief in distinct human races, and that they have different inherent attributes or abilities, and generally that some are superior and others inferior.

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Discriminationnoun

Discernment, the act of discriminating, discerning, distinguishing, noting or perceiving differences between things, with intent to understand rightly and make correct decisions.

Racismnoun

The policy, practice or (e.g. government or political) program of promoting this belief and promoting the dominance of one race over others.

Malcolm X and Martin Luther King both spoke out against racism.

Discriminationnoun

The act of recognizing the 'good' and 'bad' in situations and choosing good.

Racismnoun

Prejudice or discrimination based upon race or ethnicity; (countable) an action of such discrimination.

Discriminationnoun

(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 discriminationreverse discrimination

Racismnoun

the prejudice that members of one race are intrinsically superior to members of other races

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Discriminationnoun

The quality of being discriminating, acute discernment, specifically in a learning situation; as to show great discrimination in the choice of means.

Racismnoun

discriminatory or abusive behavior towards members of another race

Discriminationnoun

That which discriminates; mark of distinction, a characteristic.

Discriminationnoun

unfair treatment of a person or group on the basis of prejudice

Discriminationnoun

the cognitive process whereby two or more stimuli are distinguished