Discrimination

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Discrimination is the prejudicial treatment of an individual based on their actual or perceived membership in a certain group or category.

Quotes[edit]

B. R. Ambedkar:What are we having this liberty for? We are having this liberty in order to reform our social system, which is full of inequality, discrimination and other things, which conflict with our fundamental rights.
Bill Clinton:It turns out that advancing equal opportunity and economic empowerment is both morally right and good economics, because discrimination, poverty and ignorance restrict growth, while investments in education, infrastructure and scientific and technological research increase it, creating more good jobs and new wealth for all of us.
Hubert H. Humphrey:Liberalism, above all, means emancipation - emancipation from one's fears, his inadequacies, from prejudice, from discrimination, from poverty.
Ron Kind:For as long as the power of America's diversity is diminished by acts of discrimination and violence against people just because they are black, Hispanic, Asian, Jewish, Muslim or gay, we still must overcome.
  • The only difference between man and man all the world over is one of degree, and not of kind, even as there is between trees of the same species. Where in is the cause for anger, envy or discrimination?”
  • It matters more because it is in Africa, and there's still a kind of discrimination concerning the African continent, concerning their own disputes, concerning the assistance given to Africa, concerning the perception of the international community concerning Africa -- that they are in a hopeless situation. It is the poorest continent, and [the perception is] they don't deserve the same attention like Latin America or like Asia or like European problems.
  • The laws against color can be removed, but that will leave the poverty that is the historic and institutionalized consequence of color. As long as this is the case, being born Negro will continue to be the most profound disability that the United States imposes upon a citizen.
  • I hate race discrimination most intensely and in all its manifestations. I have fought it all during my life; I fight it now, and will do so until the end of my days. Even although I now happen to be tried by one whose opinion I hold in high esteem, I detest most violently the set-up that surrounds me here. It makes me feel that I am a black man in a white man's court. This should not be.
  • Ending racial discrimination in jury selection can be accomplished only by eliminating peremptory challenges entirely.
    • Thurgood Marshall in "Headline from History – October 12th – The Mathew Shepard Story".
  • The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race.
  • Certainly, the poverty, the discrimination, the episodic unemployment could not but strike an inquiring youngster: why did these exist, and what could we do about them.
    • Joseph E. Stiglitz, in "Headline from History – October 12th – The Mathew Shepard Story".
Desmond Tutu:Racism, xenophobia and unfair discrimination have spawned slavery, when human beings have bought and sold and owned and branded.
Ryan White:Because of the lack of education on AIDS, discrimination, fear, panic, and lies surrounded me.
  • Any discrimination, like sharp turns in a road, becomes critical because of the tremendous speed at which we are traveling into the high-tech world of a service economy.
    • Clarence Thomas, in "Headline from History – October 12th – The Mathew Shepard Story".
  • All provisions of federal, state or local law requiring or permitting discrimination in public education must yield.
    • Earl Warren, in "Headline from History – October 12th – The Mathew Shepard Story".
  • I am not a racist. I am against every form of racism and segregation, every form of discrimination. I believe in human beings, and that all human beings should be respected as such, regardless of their color.
    • Interview (January 1965?)

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