adjective. 1) acting, operating, or arranged
in a manner contrary to the usual.
combination with discrimination, "reverse"
assumes that discrimination against whites or
males is "contrary
to the usual".
Reverse discrimination assumes that discrimination
against men and whites is abnormal, even though
non-whites and women are discriminated against
is more concern about the word "reverse"
Isn't any form of discrimination problematic?
is about the abuse of power.
For example, racism is about the abuse of power
by the white majority over people of colour.
In our culture, white, Euro-Canadians hold power
and privilege. You cannot have reverse discrimination
in this context because you cannot reverse the
who cite "quotas",
or awareness of "special
groups as examples of reverse discrimination are
likely to be in positions of power and privilege
in this culture. Reverse discrimination
implies that those with power believe it shouldn't
happen to them, only to the other people it happens