mark of shame

See: stigma
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I must bear this mark of shame upon my forehead until the Judgement Day.
Balfour is what condemned an entire population to a century of colonialism, destruction and imprisonment- This is a mark of shame upon the history of this country," said Leanne Mohamed, a London schoolgirl and activist, in a speech at the start of the rally.
Clarke argues that these decorations could be seen as either a badge of honour or a mark of shame, and were not entirely embraced by those rejected for medical reasons.
Being a dirty cop became a mark of shame in the eyes of fellow officers.
Coupled with that long history, Silicon Valley has a world class university in Stanford, loads of talented engineers and a culture of risk-taking where a couple of failures are a badge of honour for an entrepreneur rather than a mark of shame.
People need to realize that these are medical disorders," Karam said, explaining that a mental health condition should be viewed in the same manner as a physical health condition, rather than a mark of shame that defines a person.
This can go into a more detailed discussion as to what happened few months ago in New Delhi, (with regard to a tiger attack) and how zoos are just a mark of shame on how we have evolved as humans.
It is a mark of shame that the government of Israel is directing a regime of racism against Jews on the Temple Mount.
Bedroom tax campaigner Tommy Sheridan said: "So many of the victims were already poor and have been driven further into debt and despair, which is a mark of shame for this bunch of Coalition space cadets.
The spiralling number of food banks across Britain should be a mark of shame for this Government.
CAIRO, Aug 17 (KUNA) -- The Egyptian government described in a statement on Saturday the aggressive and devastating acts of violence perpetrated by the Muslim Brotherhood yesterday as a mark of shame in the history of this group.
We call on regional and international countries that fuel the conflict by incentives and sending weapons to stop their heinous acts, which are a mark of shame for humanity.