Discrimination vs. Positive discrimination?

Discrimination – the unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people, esp., on the grounds of race, age or sex, etc.

  • Is there racial discrimination in your country?
  • It’s unfair to show discrimination against immigrants.
  • People suffering from AIDS often experience social discrimination.

Positive discrimination – The act of giving advantage to those groups in society that are often treated unfairly because of their race, sex, religion, etc.

  • Reservation of jobs for low-caste Indians within the country’s public sector is a form of positive discrimination.
  • Reservation of seats for senior citizens and females in KSRTC is welcome positive discrimination.
  • Giving housing loans to the BPL group at a reduced rate of interest is a positive discrimination.

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