What are some of your stories of discrimination? In my Sociology class we watched a video called True Colors and two best friends, one African American, the other white, participated in an experiment. The both were put into real life situations (renting an apartment, buying a car, applying for a job, etc.) and it showed the AA getting treated a lot differently then the white man. When at the car dealership the car salesman (also AA) wouldn't even approach him but he immediately approached the white man. I felt shocked, embarrassed, and a little ignorant that I didn't even know this was happening on a regular basis.
What are some instances where you have been discriminated against (race, gender, age, etc.)? And if you have any I'm truly sorry.
I have one myself. I had my daughter while I was in high school. My senior year I decided I wanted to take an engineering class to see if that's really what I wanted to pursue or not. When I met with my Guidance Counselor to schedule he told me that the work would be too hard for me and I would fail the class. He said the only way I could take the class is if I had an A average in my physics class and a reference from my physics teacher. I got both and I ended the engineering class with a 90%. I wanted so badly to run to him and shove it in my face but I was adult about it and let him see it himself.Answer Question
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I've had this happen numerous times. The one that sticks out the most in my memory is this one: My son and I (he was about 1 at the time) were at the local mission donating his old clothing and toys. We were standing in the waiting area and this woman walked by and stopped to do the whole "oh so cute" thing to my son. The guy who was taking our items said "belongs in a trashcan". I thought he was talking about the clothing he was going through but the woman turned around and was like EXCUSE ME! They were her clothes so she took offense. He was like "not you, the mutt". He called my son a freaking MUTT!
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