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Don't Ask, Don't Tell: Canada's Approach to Racism

Don't Ask, Don't Tell: Canada's Approach to Racism | Conflict and Prejudice_ Chan Kin Leong | Scoop.it
Why is it that the U.K.'s newspaper is willing to publish a painfully honest editorial about race in Canada but Canadian papers aren't? Before Mr. Douglas was published in the U.K., he submitted his personal op ed to Canadian newspapers.

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After reading this article, I felt that Canada is treating people very unfairly by supplanting black Canadians for the Canadians who are white in their skin colour. In my opinion, I think that Canada president should forbid this act as prejudice towards the black Canadians are appearing in the country. People should be treated fairly and not vice versa just because of the majority. Also, this act might affect the black Canadians as they are being rejected by the Canada society which would arise to social issues such as poverty due to the lack of having a job for the black Canadians. Also, this may even lead to racial conflicts such as riots due to being treated unfairly of a particular group of people.

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Tang Yi Ying's curator insight, July 12, 2014 11:50 AM

I wonder how miserable is their life? Just because they were born with this skin colour, he had ought to face the reality of being bullied. In his whole life, they are the centre of attention. In the  public's eye their skin colour is much more important than their personality and ability. This was all due to their prejudice towards the blacks. Mr. Douglas personal oped was rejected by Canadian newspaper. This was the best evidence to prove my point. Canadian newspaper mention that they think that it was not appropriate to be print out. From this case, definitely reflects the attitude and opinion of the public towards the blacks.

Law Say Hwee's curator insight, July 13, 2014 4:45 AM

The Canada media tends to go around the issue of racism and not talk about it. They talk about almost everything else, but just simply not racism. I can imagine it is quite annoying to be a Black Canadian.

Kelvin Tsui's curator insight, July 13, 2014 7:47 AM

in this article 

what i have known about Canada is that in Canada, they do not talk about their unfair prejudice against the black community and that they also do not address this issue as they do nit mention it. i think that the is not as bad as physically or verbally abuse, but it is still not the right thing to do., I think that we should no matter what treat everyone equally no matter the colour gender or race.

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Racism in Mali and the Upcoming Elections

Racism in Mali and the Upcoming Elections | Conflict and Prejudice_ Chan Kin Leong | Scoop.it
We tend to underrate the importance of racism as a factor in the ongoing crisis in Mali. A short item from Radio France Internationale–English is a good reminder.

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Chan Kin Leong's insight:

After reading this article, I felt that racism is the negative factor which creates unnecessary conflict towards other groups of people of different races as shown in the article. In my opinion, I think that what the MNLA had done is unforgivable as they are very bias towards the "White". What they have done has caused conflict between two groups of races. I think that the citizens in Mali should learn to accept the presence of other races and live in harmony instead of having prejudice towards a particular group of people. If they learnt to do that, I believe that racial conflicts would be minimized to the very least in the country.

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Ann Tan's curator insight, July 16, 2014 10:57 AM

Racism is one of the main cause to prejudice. I think that what MNLA is doing is wrong, they are bias towards the 'whites' which would raise the racial tension among the Africans. I think that fair and equally treatment among the Africans is very important. This is to bring harmony among them. I strongly think that the skin colour does not matter, and that they should learn to accept one another. I believe that without racism, it would resolve many conflicts and prejudices happening around the world.

Navas Ibraahim's curator insight, July 16, 2014 11:02 AM

Racism is actually a belief that inherent differences among the various human races that determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one's own race is superior and has the right to rule others. I strongly think that Mali should treat everyone in their country equally regardless of race or colour. Most human conflicts are caused mainly due the race factor which creates destruction and many social problems. In my perspective, I think that no one should judge anyone by looking at the colour of their skin tone or their race. It is who they really are that matters.

 

Ong Meng Kiat's curator insight, July 17, 2014 9:55 AM

This is a saddening story to see that discrimination is still so prevalent. Mali should learn to see everyone as the same kind, so that everyone can be happy and advance as a country at the same pace. It would do not good if we are fighting a "civil war" in our country as no one will stand to gain. Easing up tensions in Mali and having peace is the best remedy.

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Hospital accused of racism, negligence after death - Sydney Morning Herald

Hospital accused of racism, negligence after death - Sydney Morning Herald | Conflict and Prejudice_ Chan Kin Leong | Scoop.it
Hospital accused of racism, negligence after deathSydney Morning HeraldThe family of a Perth man who died hours after an ambulance officer allegedly refused to take him to hospital are calling for a "full and independent" investigation amid concerns...

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After reading this article, I have finally seen how racism affects innocent people. Some people even lost their lives due to racial prejudice as shown in the article. In my opinion, I think that what the paramedics had done is very unforgivable as what they had done has cost an innocent life being lost. They should not reject giving the boy necessary medical attention and treatment just because the boy is of different race or skin colour. I think that people should be treated equally and fairly in every country, despite their race, belief and religion. If this is achieved, I believe everyone would live happily and racial conflicts would be prevented.

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Jocelin Ting's curator insight, July 13, 2014 2:15 AM

I think it's really unforgivable for the paramedics to neglect the man when he was in pain just because of his race. As a paramedic, it's his job to bring the victim to the hospital. And it's the job of a doctor to say if he is in good state or not. Not for the paramedic to take things into his hands and insist that the victim is fine and need not be sent to the hospital. I feel really sorry for the victim and his family members. If he was sent to the hospital and was given help on time, he might have been alive. But because of the paramedic's prejudice towards someone of a different race, he lost his life. And I feel that what he did was really something that should not be let off by the law. 

Dawn Choo's curator insight, July 13, 2014 2:25 AM

I am very upset after reading this article about a son of a family suffering chest pain and being send to the hospital. However, due to his race, he was not receiving proper medical attention and was left to die. I believe that every hospital is supposed to treat all their patients equally regardless of their race. 

Ng E-Lin's curator insight, July 13, 2014 9:38 AM

I felt very that the poor decease was mistreated. Despite the decease's call for help, being in pain, his efforts were in vain as the ambulance officer refused to send him to the hospital even stating that the decease was perfectly fine and even healthier than himself. The decease eventually died due to the ambulance officer neglecting his needs of medical attention. Even though the decease clearly needed the medical treatment at the very beginning, he did not receive any, primarily because of his race. When in comes to health everyone should receive the treatment they need. Everyone should be treated equally regardless of race, if not people all around the world will have their health or even life at stake.