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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.
See also: discriminate

discriminate between (someone or something)

To recognize the differences between people or things. I have a hard time discriminating between Jim and Greg, but they are identical twins after all. You can discriminate between hydrangea and phlox by looking at their leaves.
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The diagnostic accuracy was 87% for discriminating FTD from Alzheimer's and 53% for discriminating FTD from controls.
While some genetic markers are associated with protected groups, such as sickle cell in African Americans, employers can argue that they are discriminating based on genetic markers, and not on the groups that carry them.
If I advertise for a typist am I discriminating against people who can't type?
We wouldn't dream of discriminating against someone on grounds of race, sex or age.
Now a housing association, of which he is a trustee,has been reported to the Commission for Racial Equality (CRE)for allegedly discriminating against people who do not speak Welsh.
Mr Morris said, ``I feel that the British Red Cross Society is discriminating against me, their employees and volunteers and the British on the grounds of religion and culture.
SIIA is concerned that there are multiple components that could cause an unnecessary and inappropriate burden on businesses, particularly discriminating against software and digital content businesses.
Supreme Court has ruled that Title VII prohibits not only express discrimination (disparate treatment) but also prohibits neutral employment actions that have the effect of discriminating against a particular group protected by the act (disparate impact).
The passage of Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 prohibits private employers, state and local governments, employment agencies and labor unions from discriminating against qualified individuals with disabilities in job application procedures, hiring, firing, advancement, compensation, job training and other terms, conditions and privileges of employment.
Employers charged with sexual discrimination bear the burden of proof and must show they would have reached the same decisions if discriminating factors had not been present.
ADA prohibits any covered employer from discriminating against "any qualified individual with a disability" because of such individual's disability.
While this offered the opportunity for discriminating metal resistance in real-world conditions, the test procedure was generally considered to be beyond the economic capabilities of individual refractory companies.
During the past three decades, this Court has invoked the Commerce Clause to invalidate state taxing schemes that unreasonably burdened interstate commerce by discriminating against out-of-state taxpayers.