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Overambition as Disability: Discrimination of Excellence

Julia Puaschunder ()

Proceedings of the 19th International RAIS Conference, October 18-19, 2020 from Research Association for Interdisciplinary Studies

Abstract: This paper draws attention to discrimination of excellence in order to propose an inequality alleviation strategy in connecting overachievers with discriminated-against minorities. Discrimination of excellence is the unjust treatment of outperformers and overachievers. Defining discrimination of excellence and describing the implicit mechanisms of aversion against excellence depicts overambition as handicap. Overambition may thereby become a disability. This article first introduces the concept of discrimination of excellence, to then draw inferences about overachievement being comparable to a disability. Lastly, discrimination of excellence alleviation strategies are proposed.

Keywords: Aversion against excellence; Disability; Discrimination of excellence; Inequality; Justice; Outperformance; Overambition (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 5 pages
Date: 2020-10
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Published in Proceedings of the 19th International RAIS Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities, October 18-19, 2020, pages 62-66

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