I Was Discriminated Against

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 30 People

    Discrimination Is Part Of My Life

    Discrimination. A form of power, a weapon. Often used by the strong, by the numbered, to force or constrain the weak or the outnumbered. In this law there is no place for compassion. Empathy is forgotten. All that matters is the interest of the group, or the individual. The rest...
    vappole vappole
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 26, 2012

    Did He Really Just Ask Me That?

    My husband and I are both disabled. Today at the YMCA we were confronted by an employee wanting to know if we had a medical reason why we were using the same handicapped bathroom. They have a mens and womens handicapped bathroom in addition to seperate locker rooms for both men...
    jnj4fords jnj4fords
    Oct 28, 2012

    Racism With Females/latinas

    I grew up with racism and am a victim of it too much. I grew up in Texas. I am mixed race with Hispanic in me. I am very light skinned. My father is white. My mother has Spanish in her amongst other ethnities. The Mexicans used to single me out and call me racial slurs. My last...
    LovelyChris71 LovelyChris71
    46-50, F
    1 Response Mar 27, 2011

    Volt And Job Discrimination

    Just posting this note to get some things off my mind. I live in Austin, Tx. I am a victem of job discrimination. Basically i was employed (temporarily) through a company called Harte Hanks. Most employees are sent to Harte Hanks Through different staffing agencies. Harte...
    eugerald eugerald
    31-35, M
    Jan 22, 2011

    Say Again?

    I thought it would be hard to write this story. But surprisingly it isn't hard at all. And it's not just one story. Discrimination is still an everyday occurrence. I'm not particularly angry about that. Its just a fact of life. Still. This occasion was a bit comical. I was...
    ohsovery ohsovery
    26-30, F
    May 6, 2008

    Gay Bashing?

    The entire day prior to this event was very hectic.  My mom's boyfriend had pulled a gun on me and my friend had pulled a switchblade on him.  When I told my mom to choose, she said "don't put me in that position" and I had left, on no sleep, to return to work...
    elvebrilith elvebrilith
    22-25, M
    5 Responses Aug 11, 2009

    Because I Look White

    I was born in the Cass Corridor district of Detroit. I spent the first few years there. When I turned 5, my mom took me down to the local school to enroll me into kindergarten. We spent the whole morning in the office filling out paperwork and chatting with the principal. I...
    Bubbles48509 Bubbles48509
    36-40, F
    5 Responses Jan 29, 2013

    I lived in the mountains of GA

    while i was engaged with my Ex husband. While there i was trying to get a job and at times we would go together to do job searching. I am Puertorican and he is Caucasian american. I did not know that being in the 21st century this still doesn't set well with some people. Well we...
    newlifejuliana newlifejuliana
    36-40, F
    1 Response Mar 25, 2014

    On Wed. evening I went grocery shopping

    after work. A new store open about 10 blocks from my house. This is close and convenient since I generally walk to and from the store. I had been shopping for about 15 minutes when a man walked up and asked if my dog was a guide dog. I told him yes and stepped away thinking...
    inkednative inkednative
    46-50, F
    Mar 16, 2014
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