Poll: Have you, personally, ever been discriminated against?

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Being a gay atheist in Texas in Texas? Yeah, a thousand times.

spartan231490:

Arehexes:
Cops asked me for a license when he pulled me over with the sirens, which would have been fine but I wasn't riding on a car. I was riding my bike, and going home to my house which he pulled me over next to it. When I went in my house he sat in front of my house in his car waiting for something to happen. I know it was raciest because how many white people would he pull over in the same neighbor hood when their on a bike and asking for a license and asking why don't you have one.

Do you need a licence to ride a bike where you live? I would have told him to fuck off because here they need probable cause to do anything, so I would have just told him that he didn't have probable cause and went into my house. If he tried to stop me, I would have threatened a lawsuit.

Telling a cop to fuck off can get you arrested.

Especially if he is already racist.

Well, I've been getting yelled at for being a dirty gypsie (and on more than one occasion), so I'm discriminated for stuff I'm not, I guess.

Also I was attacked with pepper-spray for taking part in a gay-pride event.

But in a day-to-day life, no. I like to believe that stuff I've been put through was because I was personally unlikable.
And I've been told some nasty things (by some Christians, for example, mainly threats for eternal torture) but that's not really discrimination, not in a way that bothers me anyway. It's not like they have tried to burn my house down, they just think I don't deserve the same human rights they do for being gay and not believing in god.

And since they aren't the kind of people who would employ me or type I'd like to hang out with, it's mostly just sad.
And I'm lucky enough to at least live in a country where the goverment doesn't discriminate against me for being gay, unlike, say, most of the US.

AdeptaSororitas:

Person: Uhg, I'm having so much trouble with my (Psychology/Geology/Physics) homework.
Me: Oh, do you need some help?
Person: No, I don't want to offend your beliefs, you don't believe in this kind of stuff.

That didn't make me mad, that just hurt. This was a person I'd been friends with for months, he knew I had high grades in those class A's and B's.

Isn't that like an opposite of trying to offend, trying to be too non-offending?
Or was s/he being massively sarcastic:
"Oh, you are religious, so you must believe evolution is a fairy-tale and the Earth is 5000 years old and that illnesses are causes by demons, so I just wouldn't want to put you in a position where you were unconfortable"

jbchillin:
as surprising as it is i was discriminated against by one of my english professors for being a male.. She was a massive feminist and since i was one of the only guys in the class she always lowered my grade because of it.

Or maybe you just didn't deserve a better grade?

Damn school didn't accept Bunnyism as a recognised religion. Tried making me go to mass.

Fuck that.

Being the only white english guy where i work, but also being a, for lack of better term "Pagan" oh yeah definatly. And the sad thing is, they call ME the racist one for being 'rude' despite the fact i wouldnt be rude to them if they werent so condescending and discriminatory towards me.

Only about my height and I know that they are just joking with me :)

Hafrael:

spartan231490:

Arehexes:
Cops asked me for a license when he pulled me over with the sirens, which would have been fine but I wasn't riding on a car. I was riding my bike, and going home to my house which he pulled me over next to it. When I went in my house he sat in front of my house in his car waiting for something to happen. I know it was raciest because how many white people would he pull over in the same neighbor hood when their on a bike and asking for a license and asking why don't you have one.

Do you need a licence to ride a bike where you live? I would have told him to fuck off because here they need probable cause to do anything, so I would have just told him that he didn't have probable cause and went into my house. If he tried to stop me, I would have threatened a lawsuit.

Telling a cop to fuck off can get you arrested.

Especially if he is already racist.

ROFL,In israel hmm,Let me explain by this sentence:Here cops public uranite themselves

My Polish colleague refers to me as 'mick' and 'paddy' because I've got Irish heritage. Seriously. I'm not even Irish, and I still get discriminated for being Irish. I can't do anything about it, though. I threatened to complain and she said "I'm just an impressionable Polish girl. I'll say you taught me bad words."

Touché, my dear girl.

It was all in good humour...but I never really saw myself as Irish.

mm yes i have. I have been discriminated for being adopted, for being asian, for being a lesbian.... yeah thats about it i think.

oh, and for being a girl, cause of course having a vagina means that im logically incapable of anything besides cooking and cleaning. I mean god forbid i know how to shoot a gun, or how to repair a carburetor.

I was told, while playing Counter Strike Source, but some alpha male, that i should "stop playing a mans game and go make him a sandwich". yeah fun.

for having long hair mostly, but now most of those mockers are either in prison with big bubba or now jobless drug addicts. so jokes on them :D

yuval152:

ROFL,In israel hmm,Let me explain by this sentence:Here cops public uranite themselves

Here you can get beaten up, the inside of you car torn up, or shot, because you 'disrespected' the cops. (First world country my ass)

Racially. Because I have Asian eyes in the UK.

People are dicks.

Hafrael:

yuval152:

ROFL,In israel hmm,Let me explain by this sentence:Here cops public uranite themselves

Here you can get beaten up, the inside of you car torn up, or shot, because you 'disrespected' the cops. (First world country my ass)

at what country do you live in?

A lot of angry white males here...

Nope, not what I can think of. You can get in to some fights with some immigrant punks, but that's because they are stupid rather than being immigrants.

yuval152:

Hafrael:

yuval152:

ROFL,In israel hmm,Let me explain by this sentence:Here cops public uranite themselves

Here you can get beaten up, the inside of you car torn up, or shot, because you 'disrespected' the cops. (First world country my ass)

at what country do you live in?

The US. Chicago specifically. The cops aren't as bad here as in Florida though.

Well, on a number of occasions I've had the shit kicked out of me because of my English accent. People have thrown stones, hurled abuse, and generally been pretty horrible. So yeah, I've experienced discrimination. Not really happened that badly as I've gotten bigger, but I still get little bits on occasion.

Lieju:
Well, I've been getting yelled at for being a dirty gypsie (and on more than one occasion), so I'm discriminated for stuff I'm not, I guess.

Also I was attacked with pepper-spray for taking part in a gay-pride event.

But in a day-to-day life, no. I like to believe that stuff I've been put through was because I was personally unlikable.
And I've been told some nasty things (by some Christians, for example, mainly threats for eternal torture) but that's not really discrimination, not in a way that bothers me anyway. It's not like they have tried to burn my house down, they just think I don't deserve the same human rights they do for being gay and not believing in god.

And since they aren't the kind of people who would employ me or type I'd like to hang out with, it's mostly just sad.

AdeptaSororitas:

Person: Uhg, I'm having so much trouble with my (Psychology/Geology/Physics) homework.
Me: Oh, do you need some help?
Person: No, I don't want to offend your beliefs, you don't believe in this kind of stuff.

That didn't make me mad, that just hurt. This was a person I'd been friends with for months, he knew I had high grades in those class A's and B's.

Isn't that like an opposite of trying to offend, trying to be too non-offending?
Or was s/he being massively sarcastic:
"Oh, you are religious, so you must believe evolution is a fairy-tale and the Earth is 5000 years old and that illnesses are causes by demons, so I just wouldn't want to put you in a position where you were unconfortable"

Massively sarcastic and condescending. Like I had NO clue, not even a vague supposition of what those classes were about because "I didn't believe in them."

Hafrael:

yuval152:

Hafrael:

Here you can get beaten up, the inside of you car torn up, or shot, because you 'disrespected' the cops. (First world country my ass)

at what country do you live in?

The US. Chicago specifically. The cops aren't as bad here as in Florida though.

and I thought that america is one of the best countries, Can I ask some questions about the laws that is in the US?

1)will pirating games will get you in real trouble?
2)Do you have to show your ID for games that are over 16+?
3)If a someone proveks you is it okay to beat him up?
4)at what age you can work,drink booze,have sex?
5)what counts as 'disrespecting' the cops. (First world country my ass)
6)if someone is try to steal from your house at night and you are in the house you can kill him?

Mental illness - several friends no longer talk to me after I told them I had psychosis. Society seems very uncomfortable with it in general, and is intolerant/has no understanding. I'm surprised it wasn't an option on the poll.

I've use to go to youth groups with my now ex girlfriend

One and the last one I went two tried telling me that hurting and killing gays is gods will and is in the bible that we should murder them.

I walked out and that was my last try with religion. Hurting people is not Gods will.

Some people from the group called my gay for walking out even though I'm straight.

I've been discriminated against where I use to work for being male and not getting a promotion.

I also want to say this happpened to my sister who is WHITE. She was pulled over in front of our house. The cop said "What are you doing on this street" ,
"I live there (she points at house)"
"No You Don't You can't live there, Show me Your license"
(she shows him the license)"Oh, Were you drinking tonight"
He made her take a breatelizer in HER yard

Cops are dicks to everyone.

Yes, it got to me pretty hard when I was younger but I deal with it a lot better now.

Dango:
Yup. Watching lots of anime and playing lots of video games is an easy way of becoming a social outcast in suburban New York.

And I guess you could say height, too. I get mocked for being shorter than most of my friends pretty often.

It's like were twins......you in the state or boroughs?.....cept I'm not short...

I was called gay for wrestling alot....Its good I'm good at acting and turned the gay on and would say heyyyy cuttie don't knock it till you try it then wink...they would leave.

Esotera:
Mental illness - several friends no longer talk to me after I told them I had psychosis. Society seems very uncomfortable with it in general, and is intolerant/has no understanding. I'm surprised it wasn't an option on the poll.

psychosis? More like sexpsychosis ;D jkjk I'm not a creep like that XD

OT: I've been mocked for being fat. Most times that people have tried to mock me for being bi I've had people, that in one case was a wangster kid, stand up for me though.

I've had people stop talking to me because I'm an atheist. I've been asked if I was a Satanist and someone once told me "I'll pray for you" in a very condescending manner. In reality, though, everyone is judged for some reason or another, but I'm not sure if that really constitutes as discrimination.

I've never been denied access to something (aside from friendship) because of my religious beliefs. However, when I did my student teaching I ran into a couple interesting situations. One day, a student (seventh grader) came up to me with my cooperating teacher there and asked if I believe in God. Instead of answering him, I asked him what he believes which got him talking about his own church and he didn't bother me for an answer again, thankfully. However, my cooperating teacher, and it seemed everyone else on the team, was Christian. She would play gospel music during our planning periods, and it made me feel really uncomfortable. Not so much that she was playing the music, but that if I was honest with her and told her I wasn't Christian, I knew I would have judged. I wonder if it would have changed her opinion of me.

yuval152:

Hafrael:

yuval152:

at what country do you live in?

The US. Chicago specifically. The cops aren't as bad here as in Florida though.

and I thought that america is one of the best countries, Can I ask some questions about the laws that is in the US?

1)will pirating games will get you in real trouble?
2)Do you have to show your ID for games that are over 16+?
3)If a someone proveks you is it okay to beat him up?
4)at what age you can work,drink booze,have sex?
5)what counts as 'disrespecting' the cops. (First world country my ass)
6)if someone is try to steal from your house at night and you are in the house you can kill him?

1. Yes, but only if you get caught. (which is fairly unlikely)
2. Yes, but only if you look fairly young. (I'm 17 and they don't care)
3. No. Not legally anyways.
4. You need a permit when you are younger than 16 to work, you need to be 21 to buy and consume alcohol, sex depends on the state and really only when a parent wants to press charges. (I started having sex with my girlfriend at 15, the age of consent is 17, it only matters if she, or her parents, me, or my parents wanted to make a big deal out of it)
5. It really depends on the police officer, and their level of discrimination towards you. As a rule, only talk when asked a question, and nod and smile. (but don't smile too much)
6. In some states yes. Its called the 'Castle Doctrine'. (look it up if you are more interested)

Umm... discriminated against at all, ever, for any reason? Yes. Everyone has. That's normal, and even a good thing.

I honestly kinda wonder if people even know what the word discriminate actually means anymore. Discriminating on the basis of irrational and unfair criteria is certainly not a good thing, but a world without any discrimination at all would be a very, very stupid world.

Politically
Racially
Lifestyle

For being a geek in general. Watching anime, playing too many video games, being scrawny, and mostly for being nice to kids with little in the way of social skills. Hell, one of my best friends in elementary school had mild autism.

Usually, if I get screwed with, it's just stupid high school jocks and popular pricks messing with a Wild Nerd. Most of the time, I just give them a much wittier and more rapid response than they were expecting, and that shuts them up pretty quickly. My friends get picked on more than me most of the time.

Once or twice, punks have just thought that they could do whatever they wanted to me with zero consequences. When that happens, I do whatever I can to make friends, or if they just start off with the violence right away I just scare them off with a threat, a loud noise, or whatever else can scare off the simple minded idiots most of them are.

Only had to engage in fisties with two so far, so I'm counting my blessings!

SckizoBoy:
As a BBC, I've been discriminated by Chinese people for being too English (I have the, what Oriental people call, 'Western eyes') and by the English for not being English enough (even though I speak it better than a lot of 'English' idiots I see about me...).

What does BBC stand for? British Broadcasting Channel is all I can come up with..."sigh" I suck at figuring out acronyms.

I'm a nerd. Not quite the basement-dweller type, but it makes up most of my already shitty existence. So people tell me that they think I'm a pathetic little shit whenever I speak up, or most of the time they simply completely ignore my existence. Now, I am a very violent person. I do my best not to step out of line, but I have often punched people in the face (or otherwise physically harmed) for insulting me. Combined with constant pressure, feeling of rejection, resentment, and well-founded self-hatred, I really, really fucking hate my life overall. The only reason I stick to it, is because I know damn well that it is the only fucking thing I'm ever gonna have.

Because I play video games? Yes
Because I am bi? Yes
Because I used to be quite feminine? Yes
Because I view Bible as a Philosophy book, rather than must-live-by-it-cuz-its-the-law? Yes
Because I had a heavy Russian accent (not as heavy anymore) while being in states? Yes
Because I am not a big fan of pop music? Yes
Because I do not pick a political party but choose depending on current situation? Yes
Because I am an introvert? Yes

I've been discriminated because of my:
Musical preference (Metal)
Love for Gaming
Choice of clothing
Appearance
Sexual deviance (I'm a pervert)

That was quite a sharp and unfair jab at you, just because you have faith. As do I, and I'm not blinded by it, I assume you are similarly placed. That was incredibly rude of them.

I'm a biology student, and have a keen interest in all the sciences, and have come up against some opposition by my peers for having faith. I simply don't take the bible as infallible fact, as it was written, and has been rewritten and translated many times, by people, many of whom were self-righteous and manipulative. I also have to make concessions for metaphor and simplicity too, in what I do believe has sustained (generally being, the more prevailing messages).

I mean, even the pope (not that I'm catholic, he's just a good example of highly fundamentalist faith), doesn't propagate the murder of people who work on Sundays. It's just deeply contradictory to much more important messages of love, compassion, hope.

Anyway, I've also come up against prejudice and ridicule because of my lifestyle. I have long hair, which has been the butt of quintillions of awful awful jokes from the ages of 13 to... now (19), and (escapist-cliche) I like metal music. I however have come up against more hurtful discrimination from friends for liking most other genres of music too, particularly hip-hop.

I don't complain generally about it though, it's quite trivial given the more persistent and zealous discriminatory hate in the world.

Captcha: call for help

O_O Guy stuck in a captcha machine?

A Shadows Age:

SckizoBoy:
As a BBC, I've been discriminated by Chinese people for being too English (I have the, what Oriental people call, 'Western eyes') and by the English for not being English enough (even though I speak it better than a lot of 'English' idiots I see about me...).

What does BBC stand for? British Broadcasting Channel is all I can come up with..."sigh" I suck at figuring out acronyms.

'British Born Chinese' (or more specifically, 'British Born Cantonese'). Unless, as a BBC, you speak fluent Chinese and have the stereotypical Chinese appearance (which I don't, since I don't have slit eyes, am capable of growing decent facial hair despite being in my mid-twenties and am on the tall end of the Oriental height scale), the denizens of Chinatown will treat you like an aberration the moment you open your mouth.

Now, I speak English like Stephen Fry and Cantonese like Michelle Yeoh (fluently, but with a weird accent) so I get weird looks from literally everyone (Caucasians and Chinese alike) once I mix the languages I speak in (which I invariably have to when hanging out with friends in a Chinese restaurant). Just as well it doesn't happen much.

I have been discriminated against on the basis of my hair colour. Being ginger has never really helped, to be honest. You wouldn't think that people would be so discriminatory about hair colour these days, especially in Scotland, of all places, where ginger hair is more common than in other places, even if we're still a small minority when compared to other colours.

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