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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.
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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