MOVIE: Fruitvale Station

Date: Monday July 22, 2013

Time: 7pm

Where: Emagine Novi

Giveaway Rules: Post a comment at on this films page telling us about a situation where you were discriminated against. IF YOU SEE “(CLOSED)” IN THE POST TITLE, THIS GIVEAWAY IS NO-LONGER AVAILABLE.

Movie Synopsis: The true story of Oscar, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, who crosses paths with friends, enemies, family, and strangers on the last day of 2008.


  1. Stella L Kelsey says:

    Before I moved to Michigan I was talking to “this” college for admission to nursing school. I was told I was in. When I got here and went for the interview I was told the class was “closed” I was so depressed. This was the first time in my life I had been discriminated against. All my life born and raised in Texas and I had to come to Michigan to experience discrimination!!!!

  2. Karen says:

    Passed up for a position by someone with less qualifications

  3. linlady says:

    Well, when my daughter and I were waiting for her turn for a merry-go-round there were a lady and her child of a different race that were behind me and my daughter and when it was time for my daughter’s turn the lady walked in front of me and my daughter. I told the attendant that we were next and he just looked at me with the expression that he didn’t care and added to that the woman started mocking me and laughing….only because of my daughter and where we were at I didn’t show my behind like I really wanted to do….

  4. Debora Ellis-Hawkes says:

    I would love to see this movie!

  5. A. Austin says:

    I was frequently discriminated against when it came time for people to select teams in gym class because I wasn’t perceived as athletic or popular. But I proved to be valuable to the teams that selected me and showed them exactly why they should have wanted me on their team.

  6. Shirley Friedman says:

    I was discrimated against when I was younger becuase of my religion. I was called names because I grew up in a neighborhood mostly of people not of my faith.

  7. Tamiko Colts says:

    I experienced discrimination while working at a firm. All the other employees were part-time and when my child took ill, I asked if I could go to part-time also. I subsequently was fired after I was required to not take anymore time off.

  8. Rachel says:

    I was interested in a job that I know I’m qualified for. When it came time to ask about the position I was told that I needed more experience (which I’ve had plenty of already) . I would be the first if this race to teach on this level and I think it was one of the determining factors if not offering me the position. Sad 🙁

  9. Yolande Moore says:

    I was overlooked for a job with a company in Port Huron after getting rave reviews from the human resource manager, the Vice President of research and others. The President was the final interview which he cancelled. Upon investigation, he nonchalantly told the EEOC investigator with his lawyer present that ‘there is nothing here for THEM to do’. This was discrimination based on my race.

  10. Ryan Jones says:

    I’ve been discriminated against at the shopping mall when I was in college. Myself along with 3 other friends (all black) were victims of “walking while black”. We were followed by security guards going into several different stores. Every where we went they showed up behind us, so finally we flipped it up and started following them around!

  11. Mary Beth says:

    I am pretty comfortable in my own skin . . . . HOWEVER, I remember being the new kid in the 9th grade gym class (I had gone to Catholic school for 1st-8th grades and entered the middle school which was 8th and 9th grade). NOBODY knew me! I was very shy and quiet.
    When it came time to play in the badmitton tournament, I think I was picked almost last by the most popular girl in 9th grade. To everyone’s surprise, we crushed the competition!! I never ran with the popular crowd, but this was a stepping stone for getting some new friends. It helped to build my confidence!

  12. One day I was at work and people where mad that i work there because of my skin color but still i try to help them

  13. Stephanie says:

    Applying for a job and was told they hired enough people in a particular race.

  14. Fay Kritzer says:

    This movie looks excellent, Would like see this at the Emagine in Novi. Hoping to get a pass

  15. Mark Bowker says:

    I was always discriminated against as a kid because I was fat. Always last picked for sports even though I was pretty athletic. And made fun of as well

  16. richard says:

    wasn’t allowed in a public elementary school because of religion in 1956

  17. valerie warren says:

    Recently at the store the clerk made me wait while the white people were waited on. I had to speak up then the whispering as if I were wrong. Whenever we speak up for ourselves we become the bad guy. I was not rude but I made it clear that else would go before me.

  18. Stephanie says:

    I was told at work that I would never go far because I was fat and fat people always look sloppy and gross.

  19. eugene mattison says:

    hi. In high school I was passed open for a after school job internship because it was a white firm and I was black.

  20. Bill Bagley says:

    My wife and I went to the opening of a new Max and Erma’s in Sterling Hts. We placed our names on the waiting list, and went outside to hear our name called. After about 50 mins., I checked in with the hostess. She said they had called my name’ and got no response. However, I was sitting no more than 10 feet from her station! I made a scene. which got the manager’s attention. We were seated fairly quickly, but I know she NEVER called our name.

  21. Sam Hunter says:

    I was passed over for a job because of my age (too young).

  22. Bagray112 says:

    Gosh so many examples I don’t know where to start!!!

  23. Teresa Taylor says:

    I felt that I was discriminated on my first job after I graduated from college. I was the only minority and female on the job. I was treated different from my co-worker and always given the crappy assignments.

  24. Devon Smith says:

    I was leaving my Grandfathers home and took a bus back to my house, I used to run track and wanted to time myself to see how fast I could get home once I stepped off the bus…so I look at my watch as I step off and take off..I’m a 1/2 mile away fr home and the big 4 cut me off and violently jump out of the car and this guy cross eyed white guy comes my way reaching in his Jacket like he’s about to pull out a gun…I freeze in my tracks thinking to jump my neighbors fence where the dog will probably chew me to death..the guy pulls out a badge and they other guys search me thinking I had stole something because they saw me getting off the bus running too fast…they patted me down like i really had a weapon on me…I never did that again

  25. Serina says:

    Too many times to count. I think this is a tough subject to talk about given the recent current events.

  26. Linda Noble says:

    There was this time when I worked in retail I am black. Our manager was white and showed alot of favoritism to the white employees it came out that there was someone stealing from the store and the manager tried to blame me saying thats what we do and we got into a heated argument and I ended up quitting. When I went to get my last pay check the manager said to me I dont know they paying you to steal. So I called the district manager to file a complaint and after a investigation they found out it was the white employee that was stealing. They offerered me my job but I refused it.

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