It becomes a system which does the discriminating on behalf of the powerful majority.
Remember that study by Ron Unz about how Harvard was discriminating in favor of Jews?
Unlike Studio 54, located a mile south, Levenson, who was kind and very funny, did not have a discriminating door policy.
1620s, from Latin discriminatus, past participle of discriminare "to divide, separate," from discrimen (genitive discriminis) "interval, distinction, difference," derived noun from discernere (see discern). The adverse (usually racial) sense is first recorded 1866, American English. Positive sense remains in discriminating. Related: Discriminated. Also used 17c. and after as an adjective meaning "distinct."