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RACIST TORMENT IN CLASSROOM

RACIST TORMENT IN CLASSROOM | Conflict and Prejudice | Scoop.it
How racist bullying made 14-year old Khadeja Fahat's school life a 'daily torment'

Via Justin Gjerazi, Daryl Koh, Gabriel Chia
Huang Ziqian's insight:

It is so pathetic that the innocent children have to bear the consequence that racism has brought about. When stereotype is still existing among adults, their children are also influenced by them. The children would think one particular group of people are all the same or they are different and equally bad. To solve this problem, people should really start thinking why they are discriminating others when they do not even know those people and they should put themselves into the others' shoes. Children are not supposed to bear all the consequences.

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Ann Tan's curator insight, July 16, 2014 10:32 AM

After reading this article, I pitied this girl. She suffered so much just because she 'wore a headscarf'. From a happy girl who smiled everyday, to dreading to go to school because she will be bullied and tortured, isolating herself from others, and eventually affected her health too. Imagine having no friends at all, with no one to talk to, but get insulting remarks, how would one feel? Those hurtful words musy have impacted her alot, causing her too lose her appetite too.  Also, I'm surprised that the teachers do not know how to deal with this situation. It is important for the school to educate the students on the effects on racism to prevent future conflicts and prejudice. 

Natasha Ho's curator insight, July 18, 2014 10:45 AM

Since young, many have faced racist Islamaphobic abuse and I think that this is a relatively serious issue. As we can see from this article that Khadeja have suffered mentally because of all the thoughtless remarks passed by her classmates. This issue is so serious that she fears going to school as she is worried of the comments that she might face whenever she steps into school. Also, from this article we can tell that young people can pick up racist behaviour from parents or friends. I feel that the root of this problem comes from people who are insensitive towards this subject. Is it because they have not been caught in this situation? Like what the article mentioned, I think that by educating the younger generation against racism, it can help prevent all these problems from happening.

Kasey Murray's curator insight, May 1, 2015 12:29 PM

Great example of how 9/11 affected the treatment of Muslims.

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Watching the Lights Go Out: Racism in My Community?

Watching the Lights Go Out: Racism in My Community? | Conflict and Prejudice | Scoop.it
As we have struggled with the issue of racism, there have been conflicts within the community that have become heated and, in my opinion, have been creating some potentially serious divisions. On the other hand, I believe ...
Huang Ziqian's insight:

I think through teaching, racism can be reduced. Nowadays, although racism still exist in our society, more and more people are trying to accept it and understand people of different races, religion and nationalities. It is good  to see that this problem has become less serious now.

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Justin Ng Jie Ern's curator insight, July 14, 2014 10:05 AM

I am thankful that there are people trying to reduce prejudice. I think that through these teachings of racism  and its side effects, people will begin to seet that every human should be treated the same way. Although Racism and prejudice still exists, i am encouraged that there are people trying to make an effort to accept others for who they are.

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Mosque windows smashed in Warrington 'racist attack'

Mosque windows smashed in Warrington 'racist attack' | Conflict and Prejudice | Scoop.it
A Warrington mosque has had a number of windows smashed by two men who were "shouting racist abuse", police said. Officers were called to Jamiat Ul-Mulemeen Mosque on Arpley Street on Monday during...

Via @NewDayStarts, Dawn Choo
Huang Ziqian's insight:

When a group of people share the same feelings towards a particular group and they take action to express their feelings. At first, the particular group would get angry, then hatred would start growing between these groups. Racist attack would not solve any problem but hurt innocent people.

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Dawn Choo's curator insight, July 13, 2014 12:50 AM

I think that those two man had been treated unfairly because of their race. Thus, they decided to smashed the windows of the Mosque to vent their anger. In my opinion, i think that there is need to stop categorizing people as 'white' people and 'black people and that we should not  judge people by their race so that such incidents will not happen again.

Travis Lim's curator insight, July 13, 2014 4:27 AM

This all reminds us of the racist events that take place everyday. There is always tensions between one race and the other, but abusing and shouting racist remarks should not be the case. We should just keep all our nasty remarks to ourselves and not to make negative remarks to another race, because tensions may rise, and a fight or a war may happen

Dong Yutong's curator insight, July 16, 2014 5:44 AM

Almost all conflicts started because of 'unjust'. Grouping people according to their race and religion and nationality. And the most common one is racism. If each of them, could put in the effort  giving just a bit more understanding to the other group that they know little of, then these incidents could be simply avoid.