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Second-class citizen

a citizen, especially a member of a minority group, who is denied the social, political, and economic benefits of citizenship.
a person who is not accorded a fair share of respect, recognition, or consideration:
The boss treats us all like second-class citizens.
second-class citizen
a person whose rights and opportunities are treated as less important than those of other people in the same society


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