second-class citizen

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second-class citizen

One who is deemed less important than others within a society. The waitress was so rude to me that I started feeling like a second-class citizen. We live in this neighborhood, too, and we should be allowed to voice our opinions, instead of being ignored like second-class citizens!
See also: citizen
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But campaigners accused health bosses of treating Moray mums like "second class citizens" by forcing them to make the threehour round trip.
They want to change demography of the only Muslim majority state in India, disempower Muslims to the extent where they become second class citizens in their own state.
She said they want to change demography of the only Muslim majority state in India, disempower Muslims to the extent where they become second class citizens in their own state.
He is true as it is a law of Jewish supremacy and renders Arabs to the status of second class citizens. As far as the treatment being meted out to them is concerned, they are already second class citizens but now there would be constitutionally protected discrimination against them and they will never be equal citizens.
His new proposal suggests offering financial compensations of Palestinians living as second class citizens in Israel, in addition to Palestinians in the west bank.
If you don't do the above and class them as second class citizens, then you will reap what you sow.
Catherine O'Brien I'M so sick of being treated like second class citizens, are we not enough of a deprived area without everything being taken away from us!
Tory co-chairman Baroness Warsi said mosque leaders needed to speak out against "a small minority" in their community who consider women as second class citizens and white women as third class citizens.
"They feel like second class citizens in Sudan, and believe that they will get their full rights in an independent state...
In the case of second class citizens (private sector workers) there are income criteria and the patient pays part of the cost for treatment abroad, even if his annual income is a third of the public employee's.It is the same discrimination that takes place at state hospitals.
Until this happens most nurses will always be second class citizens.
You have toiled all your life and in that toil contributed to society yet today you're classed as second class citizens denied a decent pension and adequate care when age takes its toll.
The open skate and performance by bands Second Class Citizens, Creepin' Cadavers and The Prozacs is being presented by the Central Mass Roller Derby league to raise funds for its upcoming season.
My wife ( who is in a electric scooter ) and I are meeting friends there for lunch next Monday but again we will be second class citizens not having the same access as able bodied people.
I ADMIRE the Bluenoses for wringing 10 points of improvement out of their board after being treated like second class citizens ever since the directors saved the club from self-destruct by the Kumars.