Discrimination and Harm

Authored by: Richard Arneson

The Routledge Handbook of the Ethics of Discrimination

Print publication date:  August  2017
Online publication date:  August  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138928749
eBook ISBN: 9781315681634
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315681634.ch12

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Abstract

Discrimination in a familiar, morally charged sense is making a selection that favors or disfavors a member of a group on a morally inappropriate or problematic basis. Selecting Jane over Janis as a friend on the ground that Jane is a white-skinned person and one prefers to befriend those who are white-skinned is arguably discriminating against Janis.

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