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English definition of “reverse discrimination”

reverse discrimination

noun [U]  /rɪˈvɜrs dɪsˌkrɪm·əˈneɪ·ʃən/ us  
the practice of giving unfair preference to people from groups such as African-Americans or women who were treated unfairly in the past so that someone else is at a disadvantage
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