Discrimination toward or against a person or group is the prejudicial treatment of them based on certain characteristics. It can be positive behavior directed towards a certain group, or negative behavior directed against a certain group. The latter is the most common meaning, i.e. negative discrimination. Discrimination on grounds such as race or religion is generally illegal in most Western societies, while discriminating between people on the grounds of merit is usually lawful. The latter is more commonly referred to as “differentiating.” When prejudicial discrimination takes place, it is usually described as discrimination toward or against a person or group of people, rather than discrimination between people or groups, which is simply the discernment of qualities and recognition of the differences. This article focuses on the prejudicial sense of discrimination.

so somebody tell me why I am a little (well probably a lot of) ticked off at 4:24am…take a look at our Maryland Ballot for today, and delve into my head and find some preferrential treatment.




(hint se habla espanol)

  1. December 6, 2009 at 7:55 am

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    -Same-sex Marriage
    -Gender Roles in Society,
    Take a look at this blog:
    It provides some interesting insight into the subjects at hand.
    Thanks again for a great thought provocative blog.

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