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I Am a Victim of Prejudice

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    Since I Move Back to Canada

    I grew up in a very small village north of Brockville where everyone knew everyone.  I move to New York State when I was in my late teens to finish school.  I ended up getting married and stayed there for 30 years.  After 9 11 happened I just wanted to come back to...
    raybay53 raybay53 51-55, F 8 Responses Jul 5, 2007

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    I Am Queer

    I am queer, disabled & have a mental illness. Which part do I pick when I refer to myself as a victim of prejudice?
    quiric quiric 36-40 4 Responses Aug 5, 2008

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    Fat

    I'm a victim of the overweight prejudice... I have to pay extra money at an airline... (Which is why I won't fly) I am discriminated against for jobs in my line of work (My success notwithstanding, I still do ok), I have trouble finding clothing that is the right fit, thus it...
    drcynic drcynic 26-30, M 3 Responses Mar 25, 2008

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    At Pta

    We are blessed to live in a vicinity, yet small, has so much to enjoy with multi-racial friendships. With a large scale from Asian ethnicity, few from Europe and Americans.  My children have various kinds of friends, from race to experiences. School was a great place for them...
    ladyryan ladyryan 41-45, F 4 Responses Apr 6, 2012

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    Disinhierited Because of Small Amount Indian Blood

    My dad came from a well to do family. When he got my mother pg, out of wedlock AND they found out she was a small part Indian, his family disinherited him when I was born. Darn...DD
    Dewduster Dewduster 66-70, M 3 Responses May 31, 2009

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    The Husband.

    I am American and the husband is Japanese. I have to put up with him badmouthing Americans ALL THE TIME! I hate it! He always says "I don't mean you" but he does! Because anytime I disagree with his point of view he says something like "typical American". I hate him!
    katnipkitkat katnipkitkat 41-45, F 4 Responses Feb 17, 2011

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    Ditto

    Growing up, I was a target of scorn and verbal abuse, for one reason and one reason only. At some point in my life, I stopped being able to speak and write my native language. I can listen to it just fine, but when I try to speak, read, or write it, it doesn't happen at all! Mom...
    CuriousBlackCat CuriousBlackCat 26-30, M Feb 6, 2013

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    Just Because I Don't Have a Pretty Face.

    What I would like to know is why people don't care that it's not my fault how I look. Especially since I do take care of myself, I shower daily, fix my hair and on occaision I will wear make-up. I am not one of those people who let myself go. Yet people judge me just because I...
    Ashley868 Ashley868 26-30, F 7 Responses Oct 19, 2008

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    Not Quite What You'd Expect I'm Sure...

    I've been treated with disrespect and judged immediately by people for the majority of my adult life. When I was a kid I didn't realize that there were people that hated "Christians" and "Christianity". I was only ever around other Christians so...
    PlaiduhPus PlaiduhPus 22-25, F 4 Responses May 14, 2009

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    I Am Feeling Ignorance Toword Me

    Since last 29 years I just working and earning for my family. I fulfilled all obligations that actually my father has to take care of but I took a decision of leaving my all time best job in 1989 for above reason Father did not take care of his duties and love toward my family...
    ashiki ashiki 46-50, M May 27, 2012

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    Prejudice In College

    I am victim of prejudice and I am not happy as it affects my study. One of my teacher makes me feel unwanted in the class and allow other students to bully me!   Last year I encountered a racist teacher with the previous college I joined and now I moved to another colleges, I...
    Mystica2009UK Mystica2009UK 41-45 1 Response Nov 5, 2011

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    Victim For Being Deaf.

    I have been back stabbed behind my back since I was very young, I was bullied, so now I am scared of Hearing person. I don't even like deaf person due to my painful past. Only person I trust would be Jesse, I hasn't seen him for 4 years but then I found him again at pool, I...
    LeoMary02 LeoMary02 13-15 1 Response Aug 11, 2010

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    The Worst Form Of Prejudice

    The worst forms of prejudice are the ones people don't realize they have. They are the ones that are so well entrenched into society that people accept them as fact. This used to be true of many forms of prejudice we see today. There was a time when white people simply felt...
    BittenDog BittenDog 46-50, M 25 Responses Nov 30, 2010

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    Prejudices Are a Way of Life

    I am half Black and half American Indian. I am a Viet Nam Veteran and 80% non visually functional. This is my opinion. All people have prejudicial views on something.   What makes life difficult is when a prejudicial view is geared toward someone in a malicious manner...
    retiredfather retiredfather 61-65, M 2 Responses Feb 25, 2009

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    I Don't Understand

    I really don't understand all that obsession with race the United States people have.  First I live in Puerto Rico so I'll be subject to prejudice for not being "white" for not being "black" for not being a "white hispanic".  For english...
    jc2009 jc2009 41-45, M 6 Responses Apr 18, 2009

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    Small Town Hate To Big City Hate

    I grew up in a small town where if you were not white popular and straight,then you were crap and they made you feel like crap.I am transgender so the hate was strong and evil in some ways.Some of it was done in the name of God.Which to me is even worse then just plain hate.When...
    cherryutopia cherryutopia 36-40, T 1 Response Aug 11, 2010

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    My Husband Is Black

    I am married to a black man.  Awonderful father and a great husband.  I lived with him and our kids in Alabama, and of course the scare for me was that if we were together people would talk , unfortunatly the race problem is not gone away, not just in the south either...
    luvbugg77 luvbugg77 26-30, F 5 Responses Apr 7, 2007

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    So Hurt

    During my middle school and high school years I had been victim of racial discrimination, rape, sexual assault, and taunted for being "girly" and gay. :( I'm hurt that people can be so heartless and cruel, I really hope to find someone that doesn't use me but loves me...
    simplyevanli simplyevanli 18-21, M 4 Responses Nov 7, 2013

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    All

    I truly believe everyone has been the victim of prejudice/discrimination. If not because of your religion, race, ethnicity, or culture it was because of something else. The way you talk, dress, act. The type of music you listen to; whatever. We are all victims and all...
    SimplyLovely SimplyLovely 21-25, F 1 Response Jun 21, 2007

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    I'm half Algerian and was raised a Muslim.

    .. Yeah you can probably see where this is going. I've been verbally abused and bullied through certain periods of my time at school due to my ethnicity and faith background. Phrases such as 'Paki' and 'Terrorist' are the most common. It's gotten to the point now where I just...
    Azzyyy Azzyyy 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    Prejudice Within the Gay Community

    First off, I just want to say that all forms of prejudice are ridiculous in the year 2008. It's all a result of fear of the unknown. Fear of something different. It makes me sad and feel sick inside to know that so many people hold so many forms of prejudice. Age, race, religion...
    erocka erocka 26-30, F 5 Responses Mar 13, 2008

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    The Representation of Jesus

    Jesus is represented in many ways by many people. It is not how he is perceived in graphics that is important. It is who he is, what he has done, how he did it and what it means to us individauls who believe in him - that is important. I am blind. I cannot see a picture of...
    retiredfather retiredfather 61-65, M 3 Responses May 31, 2009

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    Sick Of It

    I have epilepsy and want it to end. I am tired of being taboo in society and being looked down upon. I am going to have a surgery soon in order to stop it.
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 17, 2012

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    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin 22-25, F 6 Responses May 15, 2009

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    What The Heck Is It With

    What the heck is it with seeing a music contest advert for a UK site but it has to be BANDS only!??!? What the **** is up with that?!? So there aint no soloists out there no more I suppose then?! Oh please! **** off!
    taco6 taco6 31-35 2 Responses Nov 22, 2011

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    I am white and wear a small cross necklace.

    I was playing in the play area at the mall one day with my son when a couple not far from us started to get quite angery at my son for throwing balls on the slide. No other child was near. They were really rude in speaking about the situation to one another but did not...
    Camust Camust 36-40, F Dec 15, 2013

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    Not By Race, Creed, Or Religon

    When most people think of prejudice the first thing that come's to mind is the color of their skin or to which nationalaty ther were born into. But there are many of us today that feel the sting of prejudice thought's of simple minded people. We have Depression or Bipolar or a...
    Robert1256 Robert1256 51-55, M 10 Responses Nov 30, 2010

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    Im In a Wheelchair and Bisexua...

    im in a wheelchair and bisexual, so im screwed on two fronts. if people look past the chair, they see i like guys too, and so yea...
    NuntiusMortui NuntiusMortui 16-18, M 2 Responses Jul 5, 2007

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    I Am

    but only recently. I don't know what happened to that world to stop already normally accepting the different creative people, while all my life I have been such a person, and always have been normally accepted.  I know some people want everybody worldwide and...
    Thought1 Thought1 22-25 2 Responses Jul 25, 2009

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    False Accusations

    People like to tell lies about those they perceive as a threat, people whose Light shine brighter than their own, they are in constant fear of being outshined...so what do they do? They talk trash about the person whose "Beauty" (as in originality and individuality) is a threat...
    indigowitch indigowitch 22-25, F Apr 7, 2012

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    Reverse Racial Prejudice

    I was the victim of racial prejudice. At my job, I was a member of the safety committee. I also gave the lecture at the weekly safety meeting. This week, my presentation was about changes and keeping a healthy attitude through and beyond the process of change. I said that the...
    Maagrath Maagrath 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 16, 2011

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    Victim Of Ongoing Prejudice And Bullying

    I have been a victim of prejudice, bullying, harassment, exclusion, discrimination, libel and slander since 2010. Local government and the police are the perpetrators so there is nowhere for me to go for protection.
    CaroleGerada CaroleGerada 51-55, F 1 Response Jun 24, 2013

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    Predujice, My View.

    Judging people by their outside is like a judge and jury convicting you without even so much as a glance at your case, or even listening to your argument. Is it really fair to hand out a sentence and slaughter someones integrity, emotions and life just because you think you can...
    singlemist singlemist 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 29, 2007

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    My Children Are Victims

    I have always had the position that everyone should be color blind.  That everyone regardless of how they look, or talk, or whatever are equal and should be treated that way.  We live in a neighborhood that is predominantly minority.  Actually we are white...
    kristofop kristofop 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 27, 2009

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    15 Year Old Virgin

    I'm fifteen and yes I'm a virgin which is very, very uncommon in my school. Maybe it's because it's a private school and the kids just need to get out of their uniforms and let loose. Whatever the reason, it seems that everyone is having sex besides me. That's not to say that I...
    xomuxicislifeox xomuxicislifeox 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 24, 2010

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    My boss is a woman, I was a chick in the 40's ,

    I hate everyone equally and there is no one who can comprehend my sexual preference.
    TheCrimsonFucker TheCrimsonFucker 31-35, M Jan 13

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    It Might Be Hard to Believe

    but I am a victim of prejudice. I am a white Caucasian young female. It is so common but so rarely spoken about that "white people" (as it has so kindly been put) are just as much a victim of prejudice as anyone else.
    randomdriftwood randomdriftwood 21-25, F 3 Responses May 8, 2007

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    Am I A Victim Or Prejudice Or Influence?

    I know it sounds dumb but there is a black bouncer that has given me trouble for years. Every time I go to this bar. My friend is black and she really likes it there I do to but I usually just go to another door to avoid this guy who hates me. She always gets in for free...
    Aliciaxoxo123 Aliciaxoxo123 26-30 Jun 11, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    I've experienced both ends of prejudice. I was once a victim of discrimination for a job position in college that I did not have time nor evidence to prove. When some people see me...
    WarmGoldenHeart WarmGoldenHeart 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    Obviously, intolerance is an important part of our lives, but it is intolerance towards things that destroy, not toward people. Prejudice, I believe, usually comes through...
    brokenat5 brokenat5 61-65, M 1 Response Nov 4

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    I am a 41 year old male whom has been a victim of emotional abuse to a sometimes extreme and severe level for almost 23 years with the slow but effective transition up until today...
    emotionally114 emotionally114 41-45, M 2 Responses Nov 10

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    I searched everywhere online to find a place to vent my story. I hope I finally found it. I am a victim of domestic violence. I wish I could could replace the word "victim" with...
    imsolost14 imsolost14 26-30, F 6 Responses Nov 8

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    I've probably said this to 20 people on here. But its worth repeating: The source of all unhappiness is having expectation. Expectations exist solely in your mind. They are a...
    hmmhmmhmm hmmhmmhmm 26-30 2 days ago

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    Hell no. I never been a victim. But if a guy wants to hurt and touches me. He is getting slapped.
    RebeccaMontero RebeccaMontero 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 7

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    With my being in love with a loser has caused a lot of agony. Being cheated on over and over. Being told that he didn't like what I had on and that I was crazy. Yea i was damn...
    SentimentalMood SentimentalMood 36-40, F 4 Responses Nov 12

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    I have no idea why this says I was a victim but this is the closest I could find. I still live with my ex husband we just live in different sections of the house. My biggest...
    VBLOVE1106 VBLOVE1106 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 12

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    "I used to really respect you, but then I got to know you and was disappointed" I'm almost glad I've been told things like this. I'm inspired to be the kindest person I know. If...
    mea95 mea95 18-21, F 25 mins ago

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    You know your abuser is damn good at what they do when you blame yourself for feeling ****** despite knowing that it's all their doing.
    roguish roguish 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 23

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    Sometimes the intentional silence can be the worst abuse of them all. It makes you feel invisible, unimportant, and wonder what you did wrong to deserve this treatment. It can...
    Maihowl Maihowl 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 23

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