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reverse discrimination

the unfair treatment of members of majority groups resulting from preferential policies, as in college admissions or employment, intended to remedy earlier discrimination against minorities.
Origin of reverse discrimination
1965-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Affirmative action, reverse discrimination, and developing diversity plans are explored.
  • Affirmative action, when done right, is not reverse discrimination.
  • Less than three percent were for reverse discrimination.
  • It is crucial to note, however, that affirmative action does not mean reverse discrimination.
  • With such a newly diverse workplace, an increase in reverse discrimination claims is a distinct probability.

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