From Infogalactic: the planetary knowledge core
|Discrimination within sociology is the prejudicial treatment of an individual based on their membership in a certain group or category. Examples of categories on which discrimination is seen include race and ethnicity, religion, sex/gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, weight, disability, employment circumstances, age, and species.|
- ...that affirmative action is unlawful in the United Kingdom (where segregation never was actually legal, although practiced)?
- ...that representatives of the American Nazi Party were (deliberately) invited to a Nation of Islam rally in 1962, presumably to be harrassed and attacked?
- ...that anti-Communist Senator Joseph McCarthy also targeted homosexuals in government, in what has been nicknamed the Lavender Scare?
- ...that disability-rights activist Ed Roberts sued the California Department of Vocational Rehabilitation in 1961, then was appointed as its director in 1975?
- ...that in some African and Asian nations, homosexuality is legally punishable by death?
- ...that some Louisiana parishes enacted sex segregation in schools in reaction to racial integration, in order to avoid miscegenation?
- ...that Dalits were commonly segregated from full participation in social life until the 20th century?