It’s not reverse discrimination

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.

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2 Responses to It’s not reverse discrimination

  1. bchallies says:

    Good point, Rick…Mom

  2. Susanna Rose says:

    Yup…in our society, we walk on eggshells, enslaved to lingo that doesn’t even make sense but somehow sounds more palatable to the powers that be and so we have to use it.

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