Definitions for "Reverse discrimination"
the term is used by those who oppose affirmative action programs, who say that the effect of such programs is no longer to end discrimination against blacks but to discriminate against whites.
Charges of unfair treatment often made by those believed to have benefitted from past discrimination. Thus some white males, who as a class historically have benefitted by their race and gender in previous years, may believe they have been denied access to education or employment because of preferences given to members of minority groups or women.
when a law or policy works so hard to protect a minority group that it unfairly penalizes members of the dominant group.