Joe Miller: The Federal Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibits discrimination against otherwise qualified handicapped persons who are able to perform the duties required by their employment. Although the ruling did not address the specific issue of HIV and AIDS discrimination...
Andrew Beckett: Subsequent decisions have held that AIDS is protected as a handicap under law, not only because of the physical limitations it imposes, but because the prejudice surrounding AIDS exacts a social death which precede... which precedes the physical one.
Joe Miller: This is the essence of discrimination: formulating opinions about others not based on their individual merits, but rather on their membership in a group with assumed characteristics.


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Movie:
Philadelphia
Genre:
Drama
Characters:
Andrew Beckett, Joe Miller
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Now, explain it to me like I'm a four-year-old.

Joe Miller

Librarian: Sir, wouldn't you be more comfortable in a study room?
Andrew Beckett: No. Would it make you more comfortable?