14 Pages Posted: 1 Feb 2017
Date Written: May 15, 2016
In this paper I examine the various grounds advanced in the literature, including those I have advanced, for explaining what makes discrimination wrongful when it is wrongful. I find none of them persuasive. I conclude, not only were past explanations of wrongful discrimination mistaken, but also that, to date, no convincing explanation exists. If and when discrimination is wrongful, we still don’t know why it is.
Keywords: discrimination, stereotypes, prejudice, insult, social meaning, freedom, bottleneck
JEL Classification: A00, A10, K10
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Alexander, Larry, Is Wrongful Discrimination Really Wrong? (May 15, 2016). San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 17-257. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2909277