Reflective Essay On Discrimination

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Discrimination is defined as the unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories people or things, especially on the grounds of race, age, or sex. Unfortunately, discrimination is not uncommon. We probably have all witnessed an act of discrimination or have been a victim of it at one point in our lives.

I have experienced many encounters of discrimination. I have been discriminated because of my age, race, and sex. For example, one day while waiting in line to check out at the grocery store the gentlemen behind me unexpectedly told me that I needed to go back to my country. I remember turning around and saying to him “excuse me” and he responded by saying “you heard me” I was honestly shocked and confused at the same time I didn’t know what I had done to bother him so much, I said to him “I’m sorry you’re having a bad day” as he continued to say rude things to me, I ignored him and pretended like I did not hear him. I was upset for some time but there was nothing I could do and I didn’t want that to ruin my day. But out of all the different occasions that I have experienced discrimination the one time that had the biggest impact on me was when my significant other got ill. I will never forget the day we walked into Tacoma General hospital; he had been experiencing some abdominal pain; however when we arrived to the hospital his pain had subsided. We checked in and we could tell that it was a very busy night at the emergency room, the nurse called him back and
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