View Poll Results: What do you define as discrimination

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  • Only physical acts of hatred. All else falls under free speech.

    3 15.79%
  • Only directed and purposeful discrimination against a group. Adverse impact is allowed

    11 57.89%
  • Unintentional adverse impact is not okay.

    1 5.26%
  • Any vocal or active support for policy that would be beneficial to a "dominant" group.

    2 10.53%
  • Not checking yo privilege!

    1 5.26%
  • Anything goes.

    1 5.26%
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    What do you define as discrimination

    Pretty straight forward. I hear people call X racist/sexist/[insert term here]ist all the time and I want to know how you define it in your mind. What defines someone as being discriminatory a particular group? Discuss.

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    Re: What do you define as discrimination

    Are you asking what kinds of discrimination are OK?
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    Re: What do you define as discrimination

    Quote Originally Posted by mpg View Post
    Are you asking what kinds of discrimination are OK?
    No, I'm asking where is the line drawn for when something is discrimination. So if the line isn't drawn until physical force, you'd check the first one. If the line is drawn by not "checking ones privilege" where that is enough to consider someone to be discriminatory, then that one would be selected.

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    Re: What do you define as discrimination

    Quote Originally Posted by ReformCollege View Post
    Pretty straight forward. I hear people call X racist/sexist/[insert term here]ist all the time and I want to know how you define it in your mind. What defines someone as being discriminatory a particular group? Discuss.
    I would suggest you give more thought to your poll options before you post. This poll is useless, in my opinion.

    Discrimination in legal terms involves unequal (lesser) commercial treatment of a group of people based upon their gender, marital status, sexual orientation, race, color or religion. (I think that catches all of them.)

    In every day terms, it would involve pretty much the same categories of people and cover one's general attitudes -- which may be better described as bigotry or prejudice.
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    Re: What do you define as discrimination

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I would suggest you give more thought to your poll options before you post. This poll is useless, in my opinion.

    Discrimination in legal terms involves unequal (lesser) commercial treatment of a group of people based upon their gender, marital status, sexual orientation, race, color or religion. (I think that catches all of them.)

    In every day terms, it would involve pretty much the same categories of people and cover one's general attitudes -- which may be better described as bigotry or prejudice.
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    Re: What do you define as discrimination

    Quote Originally Posted by ReformCollege View Post
    No, I'm asking where is the line drawn for when something is discrimination. So if the line isn't drawn until physical force, you'd check the first one. If the line is drawn by not "checking ones privilege" where that is enough to consider someone to be discriminatory, then that one would be selected.
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    Re: What do you define as discrimination

    I would say that directing mean or hurtful words toward a group of people is racist, which I suppose it is, but TV shows do it all the time, so while it may or may not be, it's still protected under the first amendment.
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    Re: What do you define as discrimination

    Discrimination, as interpreted as being an unfair treatment of another(s), is when in violation of definitive propriety something is withheld from another(s) to which they are fairly entitled.

    For example, a man wants to enter his beagle in a dog show. However one of the dog show administrators in charge that day doesn't want any more beagles entered in the show, and, even though there is no rule on the number of beagles in the show, he refuses to let the man enter his beagle in the dog show. The man says he's being discriminated against .. and indeed that's discrimination, as with respect to definitive propriety, his beagle is a dog and thus qualifies to be entered in the dog show, and the man entering his beagle violates no rules governing the show.

    However, a man wants to enter his cat in a dog show. The administrator in charge that day doesn't want to allow him to enter his cat in the dog show. Thus he is refused. The man claims discrimination .. but that's not discrimination as with respect to definitive propriety his cat doesn't qualify as an entry in a dog show and thus the man is not failry entitled to enter his cat in the dog show.
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    Re: What do you define as discrimination

    Discrimination is any act that limits an individual or group's ability to receive fair and equal treatment due to gender, race, creed, religion (or lack thereof) or sexual orientation. Thought crimes are not discrimination, only actual actions are.
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    Re: What do you define as discrimination

    Quote Originally Posted by DashingAmerican View Post
    I would say that directing mean or hurtful words toward a group of people is racist, which I suppose it is, but TV shows do it all the time, so while it may or may not be, it's still protected under the first amendment.
    It doesn't matter if it's racist, speech is still protected no matter who it bothers.
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