Discrimination is a distinction in treatment of or consideration in favor of, or against, an individual based on their membership, or presumed membership, to a certain category, label, or group rather than on the merit of the individual.
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Generally, discrimination suggests a negative context where a distinction in treatment is observed due to a conflict of personal beliefs or values. Most notably, discrimination is observed by individuals belonging to a group that reflects a different race, age, or sex than the prefered. Usually, discrimination is understood to be unjust and to interfere with human rights. Discrimination hinges on recognizing and understanding difference.