reverse discrimination

noun

Definition of reverse discrimination

: discrimination against whites or males (as in employment or education)

Examples of reverse discrimination in a Sentence

He claimed that reverse discrimination was to blame for his unemployment.
Recent Examples on the Web This spurred decades of dueling lawsuits between Black and white firefighters and applicants claiming racial bias and reverse discrimination. William Lee, chicagotribune.com, 17 Apr. 2022 Some Republican senators have subtly suggested that Mr. Biden’s nomination amounted to reverse discrimination. New York Times, 20 Mar. 2022 Pointed questions are swirling over the swift termination of Larry Scirotto, an outsider from Pittsburgh fired amid allegations of reverse discrimination after just six months as chief of the Fort Lauderdale Police Department. Susannah Bryan, sun-sentinel.com, 5 Mar. 2022 So there’s the potential for reverse discrimination, and other things like that to also be called into play. Whitney Friedlander, Variety, 28 Feb. 2022 As far back as the early 1990s, reverse discrimination lawsuits have been filed against law enforcement agencies across the country that have implemented affirmative action initiatives. Christina Carrega And Emma Tucker, CNN, 31 Dec. 2021 This nationwide injunction, the first of its kind, followed a slew of lawsuits filed by white farmers in Florida, Illinois, Minnesota, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin, and Wyoming under the guise of reverse discrimination against white farmers. Rayna Reid, Essence, 7 Sep. 2021 But a judge has put the money on hold in the face of lawsuits filed by white farmers claiming that the program is unfair – reverse discrimination. Roxana Hegeman And Allen G. Breed, The Christian Science Monitor, 1 Sep. 2021 But a judge has put the money on hold in the face of lawsuits filed by White farmers claiming that the program is unfair — reverse discrimination. CBS News, 1 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of reverse discrimination

1964, in the meaning defined above

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“Reverse discrimination.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reverse%20discrimination. Accessed 3 Oct. 2022.

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reverse discrimination

noun

Legal Definition of reverse discrimination

: discrimination against whites or males (as in employment or education)

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