When it comes to protecting minorities from becoming victims of unscrupulous business practices the legal system has a hard time doing so. In some states, there are laws put in place that are supposed to protect citizens from surcharges if they are using their debit or credit cards. I know gas stations in my small town, gas per gallon is different when you pay cash vs. when you pay with your credit card. Instead of calling the higher gas charge a surcharge fee they call the cash price a discount price if you pay with cash. By finding this loophole these companies are able to charge an extra 10-20 cent per gallon for consumers using their cards which we all know people mostly use. The only way to avoid these charges is to not go to them. However, when you live in a small town like I do and you have two gas stations that make you pay more for using your card or have a minimum fee it’s hard to avoid these places. Also, most businesses around here don’t hire people as full-time employees. They are hired as part-time so the company doesn’t have to offer them any type of health benefits.