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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Disney is discriminating against us for having a union locked in negotiations," Clinton added.
They are discriminating against us by calling us infidels who do not believe in their religion.
The new rules, as well as discouraging foreign card companies, would also oppose a 2012 World Trade Organisation (WTO) ruling that found China was discriminating against US credit card firms.
Yet this Bill is discriminating against us for both.
Merchants could eventually "stop taking our cards, discriminating against us," which is why Nevada Federal remains unenthusiastic about the two-tier system that has been put forward, said Barnes.
It's regrettable that they are discriminating against us for the simple fact of looking Latino.
They are discriminating against us so we don't appear to be discriminating against someone else.
The council is discriminating against us because of our religious beliefs.
I would urge all fellow has- beens to discriminate against those racecourses who are discriminating against us and rejecting our past loyalty.
Holidaymaker Stephen McKenna,44,a teacher at MSDP, signed through a translator: ``I couldn't quite understand the logic of them discriminating against us.
Our senior citizens' organization cannot transport people in wheelchairs because the companies are discriminating against us.
The designation system we have in the Assembly is discriminating against us,' he said.
Beggs, 45, said: "I was stunned and certain she was discriminating against us because of my disability.
Instead, the US representatives are expected to use the Seattle talks to ensure countries introducing rules to control the use of GMOs are doing so on the basis of science and not as a way of discriminating against US exporters.
America has been threatening the sanctions after accusing Europe of unfairly discriminating against US banana producers.