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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The ACLU filed a 1993 lawsuit against the district, accusing it of systematically discriminating against its 65,000 special education students.
filed a class action suit today charging the Fortune 500 grocery chain with discriminating against its approximately 45,000 women employees by denying them equal pay, desirable job assignments, promotions, and management opportunities.