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In sociology, discrimination is the prejudicial treatment of an individual based solely on their membership in a certain group or category. Discrimination is the actual behavior towards members of another group. It involves excluding or restricting members of one group from opportunities that are available to other groups.[1] The United Nations explains: "Discriminatory behaviors take many forms, but they all involve some form of exclusion or rejection."[2] Discriminatory laws such as redlining have existed in many countries. In some countries, controversial attempts such as racial quotas have been used to redress negative effects of discrimination.

Ageism · Caste · Classism
Colorism · Genism · Heightism
Linguicism · Lookism · Mentalism
Racism · Rankism · Religionism
Sexism · Sexualism · Sizeism
Speciesism · Weightism · Xenophobia

AIDS Stigma
Ableism · Adultism · Androphobia
Anti-albinism · Anti-homelessness
Anti-intellectualism · Antisemitism
Audism · Biphobia
Cronyism · Elitism (academic)
Ephebiphobia · Anti-fat bias
Gerontophobia · Gynophobia
Heteronormativity · Heterophobia
Homophobia · Heterosexism
Homonegativity · Leprosy stigma
Misandry · Misanthropy · Misogyny
Nepotism · Pediaphobia
Reverse discrimination · Sectarianism

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