discriminate against (someone or something)

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discriminate against (someone or something)

To impose limitations on a particular person or group for prejudicial reasons. Those who continue to discriminate against people of color will continue to meet resistance from those who believe in equality.
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discriminate against someone or something

to single out a type of person or thing for special negative treatment or denial of equal treatment; to act in a prejudicial manner against someone or something. This law discriminates against short people. You discriminate against people in wheelchairs.
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In a country where about 5% of people aged between 18 and 50 hold two passports, many of them of north African origin, critics are concerned the measure would discriminate against one group of citizens.
From the point of view of democracy, it is not right to discriminate against one particular person," she said of the law.
Laws that discriminate against one group of people threaten the fundamental rights of all people," the Embassy underscored.
We can't discriminate against one area because their summer temperatures are too high.
While the IRS should not discriminate against one political philosophy as opposed to another--and this allegation is a black eye for that agency--a number of more important issues are raised by this controversy.
As far as I know, cows don't start wars, they don't look for ways to cheat, and they don't seem to discriminate against one another.
The rationale for this new provision was that the law should not discriminate against one part of the country, and that literacy requirements may prevent many minority citizens from voting in jurisdictions not covered by Section 4(a).
And National Youth Agency spokesman Peta Halls warned:"These powers discriminate against one particular group in society and there's a danger that young people can feel marginalised.
That clause, which empowers Congress to regulate interstate commerce, has been interpreted since early in the country's history to include the implication that states may not, on their own minus Congressional authorization, discriminate against one another.
The reason the children do not discriminate against one another is because their parents promote exchanges among themselves,'' Yamaguchi said.
There are already signs that a decision will soon be made on interest rates by the ECB which will inevitable discriminate against one or more of the member states.
If original sin were to discriminate against one of the sexes (which it does not), it would be against the male.
There is no visible distinction, and therefore you can't discriminate against one product just because you don't like the way it's made.
did not discriminate against one of its employees when it fired him for refusing to reveal the results of his HIV test to the hospital.