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affirmative action -Br. Eng. native speakers, please

English translation: reverse discrimination

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English term or phrase:affirmative action
English translation:reverse discrimination
Entered by: Fuad Yahya
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12:58 Sep 20, 2001
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English term or phrase: affirmative action -Br. Eng. native speakers, please
What is the current Br. Eng. term for what Americans now call "affirmative action" and used to call "reverse/positive discrimination"?
xxxJon Zuber
reverse discrimination
Explanation:
Under the title of "Discrimination in the Workplace," this page on the British GoJobsite website uses the term "reverse discrimination":

http://www.jobsite.co.uk/career/advice/discrimination.html

"It is quite common to find larger organizations stating that they will guarantee an interview with a disabled person. Many able-bodied members of society think this is unfair and say this is reverse discrimination. But the point is that disabled people still hardly get a look-in in the grand scale of things when applying for jobs generally. Able-bodied people will still be able to apply for more jobs and have a better chance of getting those jobs when compared to a disabled person."

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reverse discrimination


Explanation:
Under the title of "Discrimination in the Workplace," this page on the British GoJobsite website uses the term "reverse discrimination":

http://www.jobsite.co.uk/career/advice/discrimination.html

"It is quite common to find larger organizations stating that they will guarantee an interview with a disabled person. Many able-bodied members of society think this is unfair and say this is reverse discrimination. But the point is that disabled people still hardly get a look-in in the grand scale of things when applying for jobs generally. Able-bodied people will still be able to apply for more jobs and have a better chance of getting those jobs when compared to a disabled person."

Fuad


    Reference: http://www.jobsite.co.uk/career/advice/discrimination.html
Fuad Yahya
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