It doesn't make you a better person because you endured the indignity and trauma of it.
It truly breaks my heart to think of the pain, injustice, and indignity that you suffered.
There seemed to me two cruelties: the indignity of segregation, and the shame our demonstrations inflicted on my friends.
1580s, "unworthiness," also "unworthy treatment; act intended to expose someone to contempt," from Latin indignitatem (nominative indignitas) "unworthiness, meanness, baseness," also "unworthy conduct, an outrage," noun of quality from indignus "unworthy" (see indignation). Related: Indignities.