Glossary Term: Discrimination


Discrimination in the social space mostly refers to making unjustified distinctions between people based uncertain categorizations that are assigned to them, and treating these people differently based hereon.

What are examples of discrimination?

Discrimination may be based on categorizations that may include but are not limited to race, gender, age, religion, ethnicity, disability or sexual orientation.

What is the impact of discrimination in the society?

Discrimination impacts the opportunities, sense of agency and opportunities, and directly impacts their well-being. After persistent exposure, individuals may internalize the prejudice or stigma that is directed against them.


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