a sign or mark of shame; a sign or characteristic that marks a person as belonging to a hated or feared social subgroup
In modern society, poverty should not be a stigma, but unfortunately it is still widely regarded as such.
stigma stigmatos (mark, spot, puncture) (Greek)
ignominy, notoriety, opprobrium, stigma
Stigma (STICK + MAA) Imagine someone hitting his MAA with a STICK. How disgraceful it will be!!!