It is worth considering another point of view about the highly loaded word discrimination. In today’s world discrimination has been politicized and narrowed in meaning to the point of making the word nearly useless.We are obsessed with discrimination as an act of prejudice or a prejudicial outlook, or treatment, where discrimination in a perverse sort of way is categorical–stereotypical–rather than individual. In other words, the finer, and I do mean finer points of the word’s meaning are perverted from truly discriminating to true prejudice.
Character and persona
Foolish and substantive
Valid and specious
Important and unimportant
Possessing educational degrees and wisdom
Majority rule and personal rights
In the face of the philosophical diverseness, fuzzy and simplistic thinking, hyper-emotionalism, political correctness, deep partisanship, materialism, relativism, secularism, and a dozen other “isms” which dominate the American polity today, as a society we need to be more discriminatory than ever.