Glossary

D is for

DISCRIMINATION
(L. discriminare, to separate, differentiate). d. designates a form of treating persons, organizations and states as inferior due to factors such as race, ethnicity, gender, age, culture, ideology, etc. A premeditated depriving or curtailing of rights and privileges. One form of political d. is the restriction of a person’s or group’s right to vote or to be elected to public office.
Any overt or covert act of differentiation or segregation, of an individual or human group, that entails the negation of their intentionality and freedom is d. Such d. is always accompanied by affirming a difference with this person or group based on special attributes, virtues, or values that the parties exercising d. claim for themselves. Such a procedure is correlated with an objectifying “look” (a sensibility or an ideology) vis à vis human reality.
N.H.
condemns d. in all its manifestations and in every case calls for its exposure.
Based on the definition found in The Dictionary of New Humanism, in Silo; Collected Works Vol 2.