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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Businesses should not be allowed to violate the law and discriminate against us because of who we are and who we love.
The Justice Department will not tolerate employers misusing the H- 1B visa process to discriminate against US workers, said Acting Assistant Attorney General Tom Wheeler of the Civil Rights Division.
Most people with handicaps lead wonderful lives, yet the pro-choice community continues to discriminate against us.
We would not allow anybody to discriminate against us.
In these pessimists' view the other member states would discriminate against us, keeping out our goods and punishing our investments.
We recognize and hail his continued stand against measures and laws that discriminate against us or against other marginalized sectors, laws that are aimed at crippling the freedoms of individuals, including the freedom to be who you are, who you want to be with, or who you love, he added.
US International Trade Commission (USITC), a quasi-judicial independent agency, have launched on 29th August, 2013 an investigation to examine a wide range of Indian policies that discriminate against US trade and investment.
For example, many countries have tax and regulatory provisions that discourage large automobiles -- not because they are trying to discriminate against US goods, but because they worry about pollution and energy efficiency.
She said: "At that time, the majority were at liberty to discriminate against us in employment, and in practically every other walk of life.
We go to jail or they discriminate against us," said a sex worker form Serbia, Radha.
CBS has empowered the opponents of basic human dignity for LGBT Americans to stand by their so-called religions right to discriminate against us in the name of God.
Now that's when discrimination hits hard I want to write a letter or send a card But there's no address given just that "wwwdotcom" To us older folk it just isn't on I don't own a computer, I just couldn't cope Please give an address, I don't hold out much hope I'm tired of the wwwdots and slashes Why do they discriminate against us old lads and lasses?
Geithner also stressed that as China "reduces the role of the state in the economy, reforms policies that discriminate against US companies, removes subsidies and preferences for domestic firms and technology, and allows its exchange rate to reflect market forces, then we will be able to make more progress on China's objectives".
Throughout his life, Ameer has struggled for the rights of the Palestinian citizens of Israel -- there are more than 35 laws on the books that discriminate against us -- as well as those of the Palestinian people overall.
When we are seen as positive contributors, part of the fabric of the community, it is harder to marginalize us and discriminate against us.