This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
jump to last post 1-4 of 4 discussions (10 posts)

Who are some of the MOST HATED and DEMONIZED, even MARGINALIZED groups in

  1. gmwilliams profile image86
    gmwilliamsposted 3 years ago

    Who are some of the MOST HATED and DEMONIZED, even MARGINALIZED groups in

    America?  Not we all talking about racial/ethnic groups here but groups outside the racial/ethnic category that are hated by the dominant American culture and/or society?

    https://usercontent1.hubstatic.com/12413510_f260.jpg

  2. ChristinS profile image96
    ChristinSposted 3 years ago

    I don't know about demonized, but I know that in many areas having a Southern accent will get you painted as stupid which I think is not very kind.  A lot of people go out of their way to squelch their accents so that people don't just assume they are "hillbillies" or "rednecks".  My grandfather went through that being from Southern MO.  He was so desperate to be taken seriously up here that he worked hard to lose his accent.  He was able to be successful after that because people took him more seriously.  Not cool at all.

    I think Muslims are unfairly painted with a broad brush as well in this country and that is sad, because the vast majority are not like the radicals we see on TV. 

    Atheists are also demonized and portrayed as untrustworthy and immoral, which is probably true for a few, but not for the vast majority. 

    Oh and feminists, that word has been demonized by many.  Those who want equal pay and to ensure women's rights aren't delivered back to the stone ages are painted as "radicals" to keep them in line.

    1. gmwilliams profile image86
      gmwilliamsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      The comedian Jeff Foxworthy remarked that if a person speaks w/a Southern accent, some points are immediately deducted from his/her IQ as people assume that h/she is stupid.The Brooklyn accent/NY is assumed to be working class by many people.

  3. Austinstar profile image86
    Austinstarposted 3 years ago

    Another group that is demonized is "liberals" or even the opposite ones called "conservatives". Each is said by the other like it's a bad word.
    And then there are the "socialists". Everybody hates them and that's a weird thing because the point of socialism is to be "social" which is a good thing.
    But the weirdest thing of all is to hate and demonize atheists just because no has proved to them that a god or god exists (yet). We're not even saying that he doesn't exist at all, just that we haven't seen any proof that indicates a god or gods exist.
    And of course, homosexuals, "demons", "witches", pot heads, or (insert the object of your bigotry here).
    It's like US against THEM! And it all depends on who is "us" and who is "them".
    The hatred is hurting everyone!

  4. Link10103 profile image74
    Link10103posted 3 years ago

    Atheists apparently. If what I heard in a video is even remotely true, you are more likely to see a lesbian potsmoking liberal, or something like that, as president than you are to ever see an atheist thats all for the people as one.

    If HP is anything to go by in regards to how people view atheists, I dont find the above to be all that surprising. Then when I think about the insane BS people say about atheists out in the real world and even on live TV, I believe the above 100% percent. Its mental.

    1. profile image0
      Stargrrlposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Maybe you should consider changing clubs...

    2. gmwilliams profile image86
      gmwilliamsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Why SHOULD he change?  He has a right to be an atheist. If people don't like it, WELL.............so what.  No one should have to conform to the majority consensus.

    3. Link10103 profile image74
      Link10103posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Sorry star, those silly things called logic and common sense have corrupted my very soul.
      A Shame ain't it?

    4. Levi Legion profile image60
      Levi Legionposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Change clubs? Really, Stargirl? Oh yes. He should leave the "club" of reason and fact and join your club of superstition and illogic. Sounds like a stellar plan!

    5. gmwilliams profile image86
      gmwilliamsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Stargrrl is no longer w/HubPages..........GONE.....

 
working