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

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Disability isn't there? Well lets just put down other. Autism.

I used to be Mormon, so I took endless amounts of shit for that. I've also been discriminated against for not being a jock tool.

Not really. And honestly, reading most of these comments, neither have most of you. To be "discriminated against" doesn't mean to be teased a little because you're different. Well, okay, I guess if you're going by the dictionary definition, it does. But real discrimination (in my mind, at least), is malicious in nature. It means actually experiencing an injustice simply because someone with the power to make your life suck didn't like you because you were different.

By that definition, no, I haven't. But does that mean that I haven't been mocked a little for being raised Baptist? Or for having a generally more conservative outlook on things than some of my peers? Or for just being a geek? No. Does it mean that I have never heard crazy people rant about how all men are rapists, or how all white people deserve to be punished for the sins of their ancestors 300 years ago? No.

But I don't whine about it, because that's not real discrimination. I can just move on. If you are discriminated against, it means you cannot easily ignore it, because it interferes with your life.

I'm a woman. In Physics. You do the math! (no pun intended =P).

I was 16 when I had my first child, I was treated like crap by a lot of the public. I would get comments all the time by people that were apparently concerned for my "soul".

As an Irish Catholic I get stick from a lot of people about pedophile and stuff of that nature.

I was, in the sense that, should my ex's mother have found out that I was an atheist, she would have forbidden my ex from seeing me.

Otherwise, I'm a white male in a pretty damn secular (though conservative) area. Most of my peers are Libertarian in nature like me, and even my enemies tend towards basic human liberties, though also shying away from religious fundamentalism.

I've gotten flack online for suggesting that affirmative action and the like is no longer needed, and that if a business owner wants to ban a certain group of people, even if it's banning atheists, they should be allowed to.

All-in-all, my own area (and state in general) is progressive, but not idiotic, right-supporting but non-wasteful, and protecting without being nanny-stateist. Helps that we're a state full of hunters, too. Michigan, for those that are wondering.

Heimir:
Racially. By muslim arabs. All it really takes is being native european and they are on your ass for no other reason other than that they are racist xenophobic fascist theocrats.

I can't tell if you're being satirical, or just stupid. I'm hoping that it's the former.

OT: Of course I have. No one hasn't. Can I think of anything specific? Not at the moment, no.

I have been on several occasions. I have been for being gay, female, pagan and a Liberal or and goth

surprisingly, I was only discriminated BY my brother. which is weird considering I'm probably prime material. barely any life, pale skin, fat, homosexual, open furry.

Atheist living in a protestant town. You know what comes of that.

Yes... In practically every category(except the three options that are in effect one) because of the generation we live in is quite intolerant and filled with hate. Especially if you call into question their level of tolerance.

For my religion (mormon) and by atheists, not other religious people. There tend to be a lot of hateful atheists out there =\
Also, occasionally for being a girl playing games, which is damn annoying, gender should have no affect on how people are treated in games :<

I'm fat, socially inept, play video games, watch anime, want to learn Japanese, love dragons almost religiously, and have a bad habit of speaking my mind whilst not thinking.

I have been ridiculed so much in my lifetime, I expect it as part of conversation with most people.

Well, lessee, aside from a couple of my hobbies... there's being a foreigner in Japan. That's less of an issue than it used to be, but a number of my friends aren't actually allowed to see me because their distrust foreigners and think I'm a bad influence/dangerous or something to that effect. Admittedly, these parents are all crazy in a couple other ways too.

Oh, and being Jewish. Mostly less bad than it used to be, but there's the issue of being called a blind brainwashed fanatic by the militant atheist - technically antitheist, I think? - crowd (nothing against atheists in the slightest, and I snark at this stuff fairly often myself, but some do get a bit too angry about it) and a whole lot of people thinking I'm part of some shadowy world-running conspiracy, run around blowing things up, or both.

Mind you, none of this is a huge problem.

I've had "nigger bitch!" yelled at me by strangers quite often, or variants involving the word nigger. I've been called a slave, an ape and many others. But that isn't discrimination, it's more just disgusting insults.

Have I ever been discriminated against within a system? No. My discrimination experiences have been all social.

As a white Christian male, yes quite a bit, I've lost a lot of friends solely based on those things. If I was gay I would have been discriminated for that, but never having had sex with guys, I don't think being made fun of for being gay counts. Just teenaged bullshit I guess, because it never happens on the level it used to any more.

AdeptaSororitas:
Hello my dear Escapees, your friendly Sister of Battle here.

So I've noticed that a lot of people in the world, and particularly on this site have a whole host of unique opinions and lifestyles, so through a long winding train of thought I began wondering if anyone of them had ever been discriminated against due to their beliefs, gender, lifestyle or even race. And I don't mean some guy saying "I hate all XXXXXXX" on the news, I mean someone personally judged and was biased against you, simply because of one factor of your life.

I personally have been shunned from a group of friends, not because of my gender(female), or my lifestyle(bisexual) or even my political party(not telling), but because of my god damn religion, and the fact that I have one. They hurled insults at me and generally began to avoid me or treat me like an idiot and THIS even happened a few times:
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.

Captcha: Good day. Why thank you Mr. Captcha ^^

just out of curiosity, what religion are u if u don't mind me asking?

AdeptaSororitas:
Hello my dear Escapees, your friendly Sister of Battle here.

So I've noticed that a lot of people in the world, and particularly on this site have a whole host of unique opinions and lifestyles, so through a long winding train of thought I began wondering if anyone of them had ever been discriminated against due to their beliefs, gender, lifestyle or even race. And I don't mean some guy saying "I hate all XXXXXXX" on the news, I mean someone personally judged and was biased against you, simply because of one factor of your life.

I personally have been shunned from a group of friends, not because of my gender(female), or my lifestyle(bisexual) or even my political party(not telling), but because of my god damn religion, and the fact that I have one. They hurled insults at me and generally began to avoid me or treat me like an idiot and THIS even happened a few times:
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.

Captcha: Good day. Why thank you Mr. Captcha ^^

Sorry to hear that, I don't agree with religion but it takes a real jerk to shun a friend because of it.
Where acceptance can't be had? Tolerate.
Where toleration can't be had? Silence.
It really doesn't make it harder to get along with people, being psychotic makes it hard to get along with people, unfortunately large groups have very vocal minorities that people take far to seriously.



I've been judged for having long hair, being socially awkward, personally identifying with both genders, being a gamer, being an anime fan (Loving Pokemon as much as it deserved is part of that!), maybe worst of all for being depressed (Depressed people really need more hate guys /sarcasm).

Had a man threaten to rip off my dick because he thought I was staring at his daughter's ass, because I was a teenage boy, obviously I must have been planning to rape her or something.

At school I was constantly bullied and beaten up for having red hair and being Scottish in an English school. The teachers just ignored it. I put down racial discrimination seeing as it fit the best out of the ones in the poll.

My stupid Jesuit University essentially put me on parole in lieu of suspension/expulsion just because they caught me with some weed ONCE! I live in Southern California where weed is practically legal btw, and the college I go to is located there and has far stricter punishments for weed "offenses" than the actual police/law ever would inflict. I know that weed is a very controversial issue, although i'm not sure why considering how alcohol is totally legal already and WAY worse for you, but i still think it's legitimately unfair to discriminate against someone for any lifestyle choice they make as long as the choices aren't directly effecting others without their consent, which my weed habit was and still isn't. I like to smoke weed every once in a while either on my own or with my fellow weed smoking friends and i see no reason why i shouldn't be allowed to do so in privacy without some dumbshit authority figure busting in and ruining my good time when i haven't done anything to harm anyone, and then cause me to get a ridiculous plethora of punishments that completely don't fit the crime.

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) only if they catch you, which doesn't happen often.
2) Yes, if they think you are underage
3) No
4) 16, 21, and 16.
5) Depends on the cop.
6) That's a good question. In some states (like California) you can. In some you cannot. However, if the guy tries to hurt or kill you, you can kill him in self defense.

yeah, i caught a ton of crap for being a gamer at my old catholic school. i also got the receiving end of every single damn black joke/stereotype i ever heard of, just because my father is black. not me, my father.
also a number of kids were reluctant to interact with me because of a minor mental condition (well, minor now thanks to therapy and meds), which didn't help it at all. the cause was like depression (lack of serotonin), but instead of lack of interest in shit, i way overreacted to every frigging thing. combined with ocd, small things pissed me off to violence, insults hurt ALOT (especially the obesity ones. solved that. god bless puberty.), and every minor mess up made me feel like an absolute failure, leading to hysterical tears and yelling. their reluctance is understandable of course, but some 3/4 of the kids began getting me to that point on purpose for shits and giggles starting in the first or second grade. 'twas not fun.
they also picked on me for my lack of athletic talent, and preference to geekier activities (mostly videogames and various related things)
i also got picked on for my music tastes (honestly, only one kid didn't insult me for liking dragonforce, and most insulted me for liking nightwish, which most of them hadn't heard of even)

so yeah, lifestyle got me picked on alot. but to be fair, if i kept on my loner, stereotype gamer path, i would be much worse off today. so some insults i did take to heart and worked to change those enough so they weren't problems anymore.

so no discrimination within a system. much discrimination in social groups

Kadoodle:

yuval152:

Hafrael:

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) only if they catch you, which doesn't happen often.
2) Yes, if they think you are underage
3) No
4) 16, 21, and 16.
5) Depends on the cop.
6) That's a good question. In some states (like California) you can. In some you cannot. However, if the guy tries to hurt or kill you, you can kill him in self defense.

wait, thought you were considered underage in the us untill 18 for sex

To the best of my knowledge, I haven't been discriminated against. I'm a half-chinese, half-english atheist, but almost no one can actually tell I'm half Chinese, so no one has been racist to me (plenty of people have been racist to my brother on the other hand). Also, Australia is quite tolerant of atheists. Heck, our Prime Minister is an atheist.

So I'm lucky that I haven't been discriminated against. Well, at least not in any way that I can tell, so I'm going to go out on a limb and say that I've never been discriminated against. I don't smoke, I'm not some sort of radical far right or far left loony and I have a good education.

I have been insanely lucky during the course of my life.

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

You have been discriminated for THAT? Lesbian Asian woman is one of the hottest things ever! Tis crazy world we live in.

I went into the psych ward in 2008 and my job at the time tip-toed around me cutting my hours until they essentially ushered me out the door.

I'm a Latter-day Saint, or more commonly referred to as a Mormon. I've been persecuted and discriminated against since the 1800s.

does a random guy I meet at Barnes and Nobel who called me and my religion (Christian) evil count?

Generic Gamer:
I'm a conservative so I'm regularly ripped on whilst on campus but I've never had the 'victim mentality' to actually be trodden down.

I get the opposite, I'm a leftist in a small rural Manitoban town. Everyone here is very right-winged. I also get "made fun of" for being a nerd, then I explain to people the proper way to handle knives against a human opponent. That scares them off.

I'm a Mormon. And I spent two years as a missionary. Can definitely say I saw a lot of discrimination there. Also, just look at the anti-Mormon anti-Prop 8 commercial from California 3 years ago.

Nicholas Woodruff:
I'm a Latter-day Saint, or more commonly referred to as a Mormon. I've been persecuted and discriminated against since the 1800s.

A fellow Mormon! Yay!

Using a very loose definition of "discriminated against..." Let's just say that having blue hair severely limits one's job opportunities. Recently, I've been able to get around it by wearing a (hot, itchy, uncomfortable) wig to work.

I don't think that sort of appearance-based discrimination is on the same level as discrimination based on race, gender, sexual preference, religion, etc. After all, I chose to dye my hair blue, and I have the option of covering it up or dyeing it brown again. Still, it does affect my life, and it's pretty systematic--it's difficult to find a job where blue hair isn't, at the very least, a strike against you in the interview. Hopefully that will change as people become more open-minded.

white male so no

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