Nevertheless, I have a few thoughts I want to record - particularly given that I am, above all else, writing these blogs for future incarnations of myself. This ... well, it is more a description of one aspect of discrimination than a "definition", but, whatever it is, came to me partly out of some meditation this morning, and I felt it was given to me for the purpose of recording, so here goes.
Actually, one last qualification before I get into this: this idea has surely been recorded in many other places in many other ways ...
Let's start by looking at a couple of characteristics that are stereotypically attributed to different groups of people. After working through lots of possible ways of identifying these, I decided to go with the colours I use elsewhere: purple and orange. You can, as is appropriate, attribute these to either gender or race or some other group. (More on that later.)
The stereotypical view of the occurrence of these in the two groups is as follows:
If we are dealing with slightly less unevolved people, they may bend to accepting that there is a slight distribution of these characteristics, along the following lines:
In fact, the ONLY valid way to view the occurrence of these characteristics is to - as the great Dr Martin Luther King, jr, said ("I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character") - assume that you don't know, and treat/judge each person on their specific merits/faults.