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Discrimination v Equality

The Concise Oxford English Dictionary defines ‘discriminate’ as:

Discriminate /diskrimminayt/ • verb 1 recognize a distinction. 2 make an unjust distinction in the treatment of different categories of people, especially on the grounds of race, sex, or age.
– ORIGIN Latin discriminare ‘distinguish between’
Discrimination • noun 1 the action of discriminating against people. Compact Oxford English Dictionary

• Equality is more than non-discrimination
• Equality is active
• Equality within a human rights framework promotes better treatment of everyone

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