Sometimes, it can feel like life is a uphill battle.
- Rejected from jobs because of your name.
- Faced with racial slurs.
- Ostracized because the shape of your eyelids or the size of your nose.
- Disrespected because of your height or gender.
Discrimination hurts. It can make a person feel unwanted and alone. Additionally, it can make one isolate and avoid new situations.
While there is no solution to racism and discrimination (because one person cannot usually mentally out-muscle bigots), one can apply a rational fix.
The fix is this. You must recognize that the racist may not be representative of the entire population.
In a population of 30, there may be n=10 racists. While 10 racists is painful and potentially scary, all 30 are not racist – In fact, most are (probably) indifferent.
It may be difficult to deal with racists and discrimination, but it is not impossible.