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 out-muscle the universe), one can apply a rational fix.
The fix is this: 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.