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discrimination

 [dis-krim″ĭ-na´shun]
1. the making of fine distinctions.
2. actions based on preconceived opinions without consideration of facts.
right-left discrimination the ability to differentiate one side of the body from the other.

dis·crim·i·na·tion

(dis'krim-i-nā'shŭn),
In conditioning, responding differentially, as when an organism makes one response to a reinforced stimulus and a different response to an unreinforced stimulus.
[L. discrimino, pp. -atus, to separate]

discrimination

/dis·crim·i·na·tion/ (-krim″ĭ-na´shun) the making of a fine distinction.

discrimination

[diskrim′inā′shən]
Etymology: L, discrimen, division
the act of distinguishing or differentiating. The ability to distinguish between touch or pressure at two nearby points on the body is known as two-point discrimination.

discrimination

The cognitive and sensory capacity or ability to see fine distinctions and perceive differences between objects, subjects, concepts and patterns, or possess exceptional development of the senses.

In health and social care, discrimination may relate to a conscious decision to treat a person or group differently and to deny them access to treatment or care to which they have a right.

dis·crim·i·na·tion

(dis-krim'i-nā'shŭn)
1. The act of distinguishing between different things; ability to perceive different things as different, or to respond to them differently.
2. psychology Responding differently, as when the subject responds in one way to a reinforced stimulus and in another to an unreinforced stimulus.
3. Acting differently toward some people on the basis of the social class or category to which they belong rather than their individual qualities.
[L. discrimino, pp. -atus, to separate]

dis·crim·i·na·tion

(dis-krim'i-nā'shŭn)
In conditioning, responding differentially, as when an organism makes one response to a reinforced stimulus and a different response to an unreinforced stimulus.
[L. discrimino, pp. -atus, to separate]
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The Commission concludes that there is "widespread institutional discrimination in the lifelong learning sector", with some organisations failing to comply with their disability equality duty, due mainly to the "systematic failure" of public policy to address disabled staff's needs.
In many countries, institutional discrimination as embodied in laws and statutes has affected the health of marginalized populations by restricting their access to socio-economic opportunities and resources.
Consistent with other authors, Farley (2005) defined institutional discrimination as arrangements or practices in social institutions that tend to favor one group (typically the majority group) over another.
On the final subscale, Unawareness of Institutional Discrimination, while there was no significant difference between the pretest mean and the posttest mean, the difference between the means was in the direction anticipated.
But racism, sexism, and ethnic biases are still alive and well, and in my position I have seen (more than once) what I believe was institutional discrimination.
The decision today confirms that the RCN collectively is committed to tackling institutional discrimination in all its forms and Pat has demonstrated that today.
Bayor touches on Human Capital assumptions in his examination of education and labour market outcomes, and concludes that race and institutional discrimination explain the persistence of conditions which reinforce unequal outcomes.
That is why it is important institutional discrimination - whether it is a failure to provide suitable education or a seat on a flight - is challenged at every opportunity.
It is not a policy prescription, nor a quantitative study of the problem of sex discrimination in the trades, but it stands on its own as a tribute to women who have broken into the trades over the barriers of institutional discrimination, individual bias, and daunting personal challenges.
While there has been some progress towards the creation of greater equity in our schools, and support for diversity has grown in our society, personal and institutional discrimination is alive and well.
While extreme - Days of Palestine blasted him as "racist" in their headline - Miki Zohar's words do not seem amiss amid institutional discrimination against Palestinian citizens of Israel.
Ahed Tamimi's ongoing detention and trial in a military court is an example of the institutional discrimination typical of the treatment of Palestinian children who participate in activism against the Israeli occupation and shows how Israel is violating its international human rights obligations towards children," the Deputy Director added.

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