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Scholarships a Malay special right, says Perkasa - The Malaysian Insider

Scholarships a Malay special right, says Perkasa - The Malaysian Insider | Conflict and Prejudice | Scoop.it
Jordan Chua's insight:

This case is much closer to home, and shows how prejudice still exists in a country as modern as Malaysia. Many consider scholarships among other things should be prioritized towards the Malay locals, and some might even go so far to say that it is a fact. I feel this will do no good to a country and that those who receive scholarships should be the most deserving, regardless of race.

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Lee Hong Teng's curator insight, July 12, 2014 11:52 PM

I feel that something like scholarship should only be based on the student's ability and not on race. So there should not be any special rights for anyone in order to be fair. So people who qualify should get what they deserve.

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World Cup Racism in Brazil: Bad or No Biggie? | VICE News

World Cup Racism in Brazil: Bad or No Biggie? | VICE News | Conflict and Prejudice | Scoop.it
From fans in blackface to Twitter memes showing Colombians snorting field chalk, the 2014 World Cup is fertile ground for racial shittiness.
Jordan Chua's insight:

In my opinion, what i find most appalling is that these acts are being committed by grown adults, fully aware of the grievous hurt they can cause to members of the receiving party. Not only are they disrespecting the beautiful game on the biggest stage on earth, they do not seem to be displaying the slightest bit of remorse.

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Keith Lee's curator insight, July 13, 2014 3:02 AM

Germans rooting for Ghana paint their faces black with make up and wear afro-wigs. This portrayal has offended some Ghana fans as well some has expressed that they should not be portrayed as caricature.  To me, painting faces black to mimic your favourite team, ridiculing them at the same time meaning to support them, is not right.

 

Joel Lim's curator insight, July 13, 2014 11:48 AM

From this article, I felt very disgusted by the adults' behavior, they should all know fully well that doing this kind of act will definitely hurt the black people but they still continue to do so. If they were treated the same way they treat the black people, wouldn't they feel sad and hurt too? 

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Three Plead Guilty to Hate Crimes in Killing of Black Man in Mississippi

Three Plead Guilty to Hate Crimes in Killing of Black Man in Mississippi | Conflict and Prejudice | Scoop.it
Three white men involved in the killing admitted they used to drive into Jackson, Miss., from a neighboring county determined to find blacks to assault.
Jordan Chua's insight:

It is very unfortunate that such disgusting acts are still being committed all around the world, many of which go unreported. Thankfully in this case justice prevailed, but the damage was done and an innocent man lost his life. To make matters worse, the teenagers believed they did nothing wrong by shouting obscenities like "white power" and "i ran that nigger over" at the crime scene.

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Chan Yu Hui's curator insight, July 12, 2014 11:09 PM

Conflicts caused by racism are common worldwide,even countries that are considered stable have their own racist conflicts too.  However this article shocked me, as i had no idea why are innocent people getting involved in this kind of prejudice on racism? Mr Anderson did nothing wrong to deserve this kind of prejudice from Mr dedmon. I wonder why are innocent people discriminated for the no crimes they do? Did they really do something horrible to the other races? well, i doubt so.

It could be that the young teenagers like Mr Dedmon did not know the serious conequences of discriminating the other races. They might think it as fun and exciting to them.Other reason might be because they hold a grudge towards the other races after reading many tweets comments or stories on the internet. Some suggestions to stop this discrimination can be by convincing others that everyone is equal, and that no racism should be allowed or no other races should be unfairly treated.

After reading this article, i hope that the different races can go along well, spare a thought for one another and not involve innocent people like Mr Anderson to get discriminated and killed. A small incident does not just involve the family, but also worldwide, when a small spark can cause a big conflict.

Melissa Chua's curator insight, July 10, 5:03 AM

It is really disheartening to see such an act of racism even up till now, in the 21st century. People should be more open-minded and accept people of different race, language and religion.