Definition of reverse discrimination in English:

reverse discrimination

Syllabification: re·verse dis·crim·i·na·tion


  • (In the context of the allocation of resources or employment) the practice or policy of favoring individuals belonging to groups known to have been discriminated against previously.
    More example sentences
    • And just because your player didn't win the MVP doesn't mean that your reverse discrimination argument will work.
    • He goes on to talk about Larry Summers, reverse discrimination in favor of conservatives, and problems of mathematics.
    • Yet reverse discrimination suits by whites almost never have similar positive implications for African-Americans.

More definitions of reverse discrimination

Definition of reverse discrimination in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day skosh
Pronunciation: skəʊʃ
a small amount; a little