De Jure is a Latin expression that simply means by or through the law. It shows that something is real as defined through legislation. Therefore, De jure discrimination is discrimination that is enforced and codified by the governing law. It is usually differentiated from de factor discrimination that happens irrespective of the country’s law. It is important to note that de jure discrimination can unfairly target certain groups and promote malicious actions. Typical examples are the apartheid laws and Jim Crow laws.
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