Discrimination In The United States

@HighReed1 (1127)
United States
June 6, 2007 6:30pm CST
This was told to me by our son. He is the US Army. Our son had gone to a convenience store run by a middle eastern man to buy cigarettes. He showed his military ID as he has no driver's license. You have to be 18 to go in the military down here, so he was legally old enough to buy them. He was told he could not buy them, but only after showing a military ID. Yet every day I drive by that store I see middle eastern men(?) (they don't look like they are old enough to be out of middle school) walk out with smokes and beer. Has anyone else seen this or is it just in this small town we live in?
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@devilsangel (1821)
• United States
16 Jun 07
Wow I am honestly not really surprised that it happened. I remember when I had gone home once on leave and was walking through the mall of that area something similar happened to me. It was a different type of discrimination though. See I am a blk female and I was in a mostly white area. The mall was pretty big and it was about 10am on a weekday. Halfway through my store hopping I get stoped by mall security and asked to produce some ID. At the time I was in the middle of one of those jewelry stores. I show them my military ID cause at the time it was the only ID I had. I was only 20 and didn't have a license. (the resaons they stoped me was they said that I looked underage.) The malls in that area won't let anyone under 17 in during school hours. The guy said it was fake. I just looked at him and said really well if its fake I want the last 2 yrs of my life back cause those sure as hell weren't fake. I then in not so nice of a way told him where he cold go and how to get there and that if he continued to harrass me I'd make it my point to have him fired.
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@HighReed1 (1127)
• United States
17 Jun 07
Wow! I guess maybe the military should hold a press conference...'If they have a military ID, LEAVE THEM ALONE! They are old enough!' It wouldn't do you any good now, but may help some others. I guess I'm lucky. I look WAY younger than I am and, except for getting carded, I haven't had problems. I hate to think how I would have handled your situation. Especially since I only end up at the mall when I'm frazzled!
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@Riptide (2762)
• United States
8 Jun 07
This is a clear case of discrimination and goes to show that they love out money but hate us. Which begs the quetstion, what the hell are they doing here? I have noticed that when I go into gas stations ran by middle eastern men, which is almost every gas station, they treat certain customers different then others. I often notice, not do they only treat americans or westerners different, they also treat women different.
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@HighReed1 (1127)
• United States
8 Jun 07
I know. That's why I avoid any of those businesses like the plague. If I am not good enough to be treated decently, then my money isn't good enough for that store.
@yanjiaren (9050)
26 Aug 07
I think any kind of discrimination stinks and if the non caucasians always complain about racism towards them, then they should ruddy practicing what they preach, because I am sick of it all over..I have seen blacks being racist towards chinese and even some restaurant delivery boys in ny were killed in cold bood justbecause they were chinese..I am fed up with the arabs being racist towards black thikning themselves superior..i am fed up with the Indians, east Indians being racist towards darker skineed minirities..I.e the lighter your skin the more prestige you have!!1 I am fef up with it full stop..I am a Greek, caucasian but was racially abused by whites here as I am not white enough lol.So all I can say is that Racvism sucks and that Shop keeper should get some manners if he wants to do trade where he is..not fair at all what he did to your son..sorry about the vent..