I keep seeing quotes like this:
“Inside, the audience included a small group of New Haven, Conn., firefighters, including Frank Ricci, whose reverse discrimination claim was rejected by Sotomayor’s appeals court panel. The Supreme Court subsequently reversed that panel’s ruling.”
Discrimination is treating someone as inferior over something like race or gender. Reverse means to turn around and do the opposite. It’s not “reverse discrimination” to deny white and hispanic men promotions based on race, it is just plain discrimination.