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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His new proposal suggests offering financial compensations of Palestinians living as second class citizens in Israel, in addition to Palestinians in the west bank.
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.
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.
One hundred years between 1865 and 1965, one hundred years of America treating some of its own like second class citizens.
Welsh patients feel they are treated like second class citizens when it comes to getting the treatment they need according to a study produced by the Welsh Affairs Committee.
But Tyrone delegate Brendan Harkin replied that he was 'bemused' at the second class citizens gibe.
I, along with many other parents, will agree with Louise Bell's opinion that our children with special needs are indeed being treated like second class citizens.
They know the system is stacked in their favour and the law-abiding public are treated like second class citizens.
Until the philosophy that holds one man superior and another inferior is finally and permanently discredited, Until there's no longer first class nor second class citizens of any nation, Until the color of a man's skin is of no more significance than the color of his eyes, Until the basic human rights are equally guaranteed to all without regard to race, There shall be war.
No longer must gamers feel like second class citizens in the world of entertainment thanks to the efforts of avid gamers Andy and Larry Wachowski, co-writers and co-directors of ``Enter the Matrix'' and upcoming ``Matrix Reloaded.