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Synonyms

human rights

noun

the rights that everyone should have in a society, including the right to express opinions about the government or to have protection from harm

equal

adjective

having or deserving the same rights and opportunities as other people

basic

adjective

basic rights are rights that everyone should be allowed to have

equality

noun

the state of being equal, especially in having the same rights, status, and opportunities

inclusion

noun

the belief that all people should feel that they are included in society, even if they lack some advantages

equal opportunity

noun

a situation in which people have the same opportunities in life as other people, without being treated in an unfair way because of their race, sex, sexuality, religion, or age

discrimination

noun

unfair treatment of someone because of their religion, race, or other personal features

prejudiced

adjective

someone who is prejudiced has an unreasonable opinion or feeling about someone or something, especially hatred or fear of a particular group of people

positive discrimination

noun

British the practice of giving special benefits to people from a group that was treated in an unfair way in the past

equal

adjective

giving people the same rights and opportunities

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the ACLU

the American Civil Liberties Union: a US organization that protects and defends people in situations where their civil rights (=freedom, fair treatment etc) are not being respected

affirmative action

noun

mainly American the policy of positive discrimination by employers

age discrimination

noun

ageism

ageism

noun

the practice of treating older people in an unfair or insulting way, for example by not giving them jobs

ageist

adjective

treating older people in an unfair or insulting way

the American Civil Liberties Union

an organization in the US that works to protect the constitutional rights of citizens. The American Civil Liberties Union is often referred to as the ACLU.

a token woman/black/gay etc

someone who is included in a group to make people believe that the group is trying to be fair and include all types of people when this is not really true

Bantustan

noun

showing disapproval any area where people are forced to live without full civil and political rights

bigotry

noun

the practice of having very strong and unreasonable opinions, especially about politics, race, or religion, and refusing to consider other people’s opinions

bill of rights

noun

an official statement of the most important rights that the citizens of a country have

chauvinist

noun

someone who believes that their own country, race, sex, or group is better than any other. This word is used especially about men and their attitude towards women.

discriminatory

adjective

formal treating a particular group of people unfairly because of their religion, race, or other personal features

equaliser

a British spelling of equalizer

equalizer

noun

something that makes all people equal

equal pay

noun

the right of two people doing the same job to be paid the same amount of money, whatever their sex or race

freedom of expression

noun

the right to express your opinions

freedom of religion

noun

the right to practise religion without being punished or persecuted

freedom of speech

noun

the legal or natural right to say what you believe is true, without being prevented or punished

free speech

noun

freedom of speech

gender-neutral

adjective

relating to policies or ideas that seek to avoid or remove obvious distinctions between males and females

homophobia

noun

hate or fear of homosexuals

inalienable

adjective

formal an inalienable right cannot be taken away from you or given to someone else

integrate

verb

to change the rules of a place, institution, or organization so that people of all races can enter it

male chauvinist

noun

showing disapproval a chauvinist

microaggression

noun

indirect or unintentional discrimination towards a member of a minority group, or an example of this

on equal/the same terms

in a situation in which two people or groups have the same advantages or disadvantages

persecution

noun

extremely bad treatment of someone, especially because of their race, religion, or political beliefs

pluralism

noun

formal a situation in which people of different races, religions, cultures, politics etc live together in a society

pluralism

noun

formal the idea that people can and should live together without fighting, despite differences in race, religion, culture, politics etc

politically correct

adjective

politically correct language or behaviour is not offensive, especially to people who have often been affected by discrimination (=unfair treatment)

reverse discrimination

noun

a situation in which people who traditionally have the most power or advantages are treated less fairly than other people in order to help those people get a share of their power and advantages

segregate

verb

to separate groups of people or things, especially because of race, sex, or religion. To integrate these groups means to bring them together

segregated

adjective

separated according to race, sex, or religion

some are more equal than others

used for saying that different people or groups are not really equal although they appear to be

tokenism

noun

showing disapproval the practice of doing something in order to make people believe that you are being fair and including all types of people and issues when this is not really true

transphobia

noun

prejudice towards or unfair treatment of transgender people

unfair

adjective

an unfair situation is one in which the people involved are not all treated equally or do not all have the same opportunities and advantages

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