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1.Bias or prejudice resulting in denial of opportunity, or unfair treatment regarding selection, promotion, or transfer. Discrimination is practiced commonly on the grounds of age, disability, ethnicity, origin, political belief, race, religion, sex, etc. factors which are irrelevant to a person's competence or suitability.
2.Unequal treatment provided to one or more parties on the basis of a mutual accord or some other logical or illogical reason.
3.Differences in two rates not explainable or justifiable by economic considerations such as costs.

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  • Because of the fact that he was albino, Ken suffered countless missed opportunities and discrimination from the non-albino population in his city.

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  • The company was successfully sued for discrimination after it promoted a less qualified young man instead of a more highly qualified older woman.

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  • In terms of Ferguson, Missouri, the black community has discrimination towards the white police officers and their use of power.

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