second-class citizen


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second-class citizen

n
(Sociology) a person whose rights and opportunities are treated as less important than those of other people in the same society
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second-class citizen

ncittadino di serie B
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It was hard but it was also fulfilling" Dame Vera Lynn, 101, the Forces Sweetheart "If you are a gay in it, you are a second-class citizen, really, and subjected, at a certain point, to a brick wall, in terms of getting on" -Actor Rupert Everett on the "aggressively heterosexual" nature of the film industry
This would cause me great concern because as a non-Welsh speaker I would be classed as a second-class citizen and most career paths would be blocked for young people unless they spoke Welsh.
Authorities in Dubai need to change their repressive laws where women are treated as second-class citizen. - Mark Earnshaw, Leeds
My name is Mike and I am, apparently, a second-class citizen.
This way she can daydream about that heady night of breaking class barriers while doing her chores as second-class citizen in her stepfamily.
McNab hailed the ruling and said he was tired of "being treated like a second-class citizen because I was not a Catholic."
Biddy Owens, a 17-year-old equipment manager, is part of a first-class baseball team but feels like a second-class citizen. Facing racism and bigotry, along with an uncertain future, Biddy writes daily in his journal, documenting the day-to-day life of the 1948 Birmingham Black Barons baseball team.
I can easily see myself treated as a second-class citizen or imprisoned.
The difficulties of her impoverished life in London during the early 1960s provide the subject for her first two books, In the Ditch (1972) and Second-Class Citizen (1974).
In another piece, about an ordinance in River Edge, New Jersey against parking vehicles with commercial license plates in residential driveways, a truck driver complains that he's being treated like a "second-class citizen.' The mayor answers candidly, "The ordinance may be snobbery to a certain extent, but I think the trucks do depreciate property values.'
Don't hire a first-class manager then treat him like a second-class citizen.
The actor, 70, who played the sixth Doctor from 1984 to 1986, said he felt like a "second-class citizen" after being snubbed.