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One simple way to tell real persecution from persecution complex (and why we have to get this right)

There is one simple and relatively reliable way to distinguish real persecution or marginalization: personal examples. If a person can provide multiple, real life, personal examples of how they or their community have fallen victim to abuse, harassment or exclusion, based on who they are and with little recourse and choice, then it’s likely the real deal. If generalities are all a person can give in response, or if they return to a few isolated incidents that are not systemic, then it is likely manufactured (and likely stoked by certain media outlets).