Throughout history, women have often been treated as second-class citizens and their voices silenced.
Tremendous changes are taking place in our country, eradicating the concept of second-class citizenship.
Age discrimination is illegal. But when compared with discrimination against racial minorities and women, it is a second-class civil rights issue.
In Puerto Rico, we continue to see the perpetuation of second-class citizenship in the United States.
In a second-class courtesan house, the courtship was much briefer. It could even be one night; usually it went on a little bit longer. But as the years went by, that period of courtship was shorter and shorter.
If the E.U. formally becomes a union of different speeds it would in effect be formally divided into better and worse members and it would to a large extent lose its attractiveness for those countries that were deemed second class.
In the late 1950s, the woman's place in society was second-class.
We know no document is perfect, but when we amend the Constitution, it would be to expand rights, not to take away rights from decent, loyal Americans. This great Constitution of ours should never be used to make a group of Americans permanent second-class citizens.
In this nation, the greatest of all nations, there are no second-class families. That is our great American conviction.
Being an outsider means not being heard, not having a voice. It means being treated as a second-class citizen, being diminished in the eyes of others. We have all felt this way at one time or another, but some feel it more consistently. Unfortunately, our schools often do not embrace the talents of many of their occupants.