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Old 03-01-2017, 02:55 PM   #1
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Discrimination

So it seems lately there's been many discussions about the subject of discrimination on the internet and the media, so I was wondering: have you ever suffered discrimination in your life? And by this I mean the sort of discrimination that hits you the hardest. Not getting made fun for liking wrestling(me in 10th grade) or the Ninja Turtles more than it's socially acceptable to do so.

As far as I know, I have never been a victim of racism or xenophobia in my entire life to this day. And I don't count some idiot or troll on the internet yelling insults at me after I beat him on an online game or after I disagreed with him in an online discussion and he had no arguments left except insulting me. I'm talking about real life here. Sure, I've had people of all backgrounds being rude dicks to me, but afaik, racism or xenophobia weren't behind it at all. I always assume that when someone is a dick to me it's because they just personally don't like me or find my appearance odd(for years I've had long hair and a bit unkempt facial hair. heavy metal \m/).

Perhaps I am lucky. What about you? Got any stories to tell?
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Old 03-01-2017, 02:59 PM   #2
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Not really. I'm white and I don't talk about my religion so nobody cares.
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Old 03-01-2017, 03:01 PM   #3
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Not really. I'm white and I don't talk about my religion so nobody cares.
I'm an Atheist. According to the latest census, about 81% of people in my country still identify as "Catholic", although half of them only claim to be so and knoe nothing about the religion or think about ti much.

I've always been an Atheist and remember other kids in school looking at me funny "you don't believe in God, really?" but I don't consider that discrimination, tbh. It didn't affect me much, let's say.
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Old 03-01-2017, 03:24 PM   #4
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White atheist who keeps said lack of god beleifs to herself, so not really.

I've wondered if maybe there was some in that regard from a former employer of a short lived job, but not sure. (But they were sucky people and I suspect they had a habit of ditching people after only a short time anyhow.)

I probably get, or at least witness, more prejudice by simply working retail and seeing/dealing with customers who think it's their right to treat retail workers as inferior human beings.

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I've always been an Atheist and remember other kids in school looking at me funny "you don't believe in God, really?" but I don't consider that discrimination, tbh. It didn't affect me much, let's say.
Heh, try telling them in this country. Esp in one of those 'red states.'

That said though, Catholics are probably the ones I would (and on rare occasion have) feel most able to be open about it, since they are, at least around here, the more liberal and tolerant among the various forms of Christians. Far more likely to shrug it off and agree to disagree and not bother with any threats of hellfire or acting as if you are diseased.
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Old 03-01-2017, 03:26 PM   #5
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White atheist who keeps said lack of god beleifs to herself, so not really.

I've wondered if maybe there was some in that regard from a former employer of a short lived job, but not sure. (But they were sucky people and I suspect they had a habit of ditching people after only a short time anyhow.)

I probably get, or at least witness, more prejudice by simply working retail and seeing/dealing with customers who think it's their right to treat retail workers as inferior human beings.


Heh, try telling them in this country. Esp in one of those 'red states.'

That said though, Catholics are probably the ones I would (and on rare occasion have) feel most able to be open about it, since they are, at least around here, the more liberal and tolerant among the various forms of Christians.
We have some very religious people in this country but people aren't that much in your face about it. I think the more religious areas are in rural areas up in the northern regions, which I've never been to, though. But we don't have anything called "bible belt" here.
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Old 03-01-2017, 04:42 PM   #6
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The only possible personal discrimination I can think of is when I was a kid and I wanted to go on this school trip to Greece. I got my application in on time and as I was studying Classics I got first priority but I was worried because I was on the autistic spectrum they wouldn't let me go. However my dad said that legally they'd have to make adjustments and the school assured me it wouldn't count against me.

Anyway, I didn't get to go and I just assumed it was because there was a limited number of places. Then later on I found out that my friend who studied Latin got to go and I didn't.

I could be jumping to conclusions but it does feel like possible discrimination.

I was frequently called 'Bible basher' in school because I was a Christian and my dad was a vicar (for the record, I don't go around trying to convert people or anything like that, I just mention it if it comes up in conversation). Also when I told my uncle my boyfriend was going to be a vicar too, I joked I was surrounded by vicars and he replied that it's not good for me. What???
Although while that's certainly prejudice, I wasn't really discriminated from anything due to my religion.
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