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Racist man on the London Underground

A racist man on the London unground starts shouting abusive and racist remarks at Japanese passenger then threatens to kill other passenger on train.

Via Le Hong Phuc
Sonia Tommo's insight:

Its scary how recent this is, and how it still is actually happening all over the world. Yes there have been racial conflicts in the past, but haven't people moved on from that? This video shocked me to see how this man is judging and discriminating JUST based on appearance or assumption. Racism is a scary thing, as it is really hard to escape but i think what these people did on the train was right in defending the japanese guy and telling the old man off. People should speak up if they see something is wrong, because that is the only way to defeat this disgusting thing called Racism.

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Sonia Tommo's curator insight, July 13, 2014 5:48 AM

Its scary how recent this is, and how it still is actually happening all over the world. Yes there have been racial conflicts in the past, but haven't people moved on from that? This video shocked me to see how this man is judging and discriminating JUST based on appearance or assumption. Racism is a scary thing, as it is really hard to escape but i think what these people did on the train was right in defending the japanese guy and telling the old man off. People should speak up if they see something is wrong, because that is the only way to defeat this disgusting thing called Racism.

Phonehtet Aung's curator insight, July 13, 2014 9:35 AM

Although Britain and Japan were at war in the past, he should learn to forgive and forget, further more, the Japanese is innocent and is not at fault and cannot be blamed for what had happened in the past. The man should just move on and not abuse the passenger.

117John's curator insight, July 14, 2014 10:35 AM

Well the nasty one should be the racist guy himself. Yes, the Japanese people's forefathers had done wrong and the current generation is apologetic about it but this does not give any reason for the man to hurl abuses at the Japanese. 

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Racist bullying: Far-right agenda on immigration ‘being taken into classrooms’

Racist bullying: Far-right agenda on immigration ‘being taken into classrooms’ | Conflict due to Racism | Scoop.it
The number of children seeking help for racist bullying increased sharply last year, as campaigners warn that the heated public debate about immigration is souring race relations in the classroom.

Via Leicester Worker, Dawn Choo
Sonia Tommo's insight:

I have seen it with my own eyes, racism being cultivated within a young individual in school. Students these days think its alright to joke around with these things, and to form groups to terrorize another kid just because he's "different". Cases have gone to extremes when kids do not know where to draw the line, and this is daunting in our day and age. Students these days follow the by-stander effect and do not take action when they see something is wrong and even when they KNOW it is wrong. This is the first step to Racism being cultivated at a young age, as these kids do not know the severity of what they're spewing at other students. 

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Ray Kang's curator insight, July 16, 2014 6:58 AM

According to the article, immigrant students are being bullied and teased. I feel so sorry for these students as they need to bear such suffering at a young age. I think this is not only the local children's problem, but is also their parents' problem as their actions have influence their children. I think in order to solve this problem, community should take part to educate not only the children but also the adults to be role model to be friendly towards the foreigners.

Natasha Ho's curator insight, July 18, 2014 10:47 AM

From this article, I can tell that those who have been bullied because of their races have been affected and impacted very negatively. The students who were muslims were often regarded as the terrorists. Even if some students are UK born, they were also told to pack up and return to where they belonged. I feel that these children should not be bullied based on their races. It is really disappointing to know that students were not made better felt but sometimes even being ignored when they raise their issues of being bullied. I personally feel that racism should not carry on any further as it can affect someone emotionally and the consequences might not be what it seem as minor. Also, I feel that the bullies should put themselves in the victim’s shoes and spare a thought for their friend’s feelings. Everyone should be more sensitive towards this subject of racism and they should always think before making any remarks. 

Aqil Norazali's curator insight, July 12, 5:43 PM
I feel that this is a real time event many would have encountered. I am saddened that this is happening in schools, not by adults, but by children, where those who are of different skin tone or sound different with an accent, would be isolated from the rest. The fact that it started with them learning the wrong things from their surroundings would also play a big part in their lives in the future.
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In Singapore’s Shadows

In Singapore’s Shadows | Conflict due to Racism | Scoop.it

ItIt was a single death that sparked the riot. Then the riot sparked a spouting of racist hatred that belies Singapore’s very orderly image – just as the country’s leaders were urging their multicultural populace to live in peace and harmony.


Via John Casey
Sonia Tommo's insight:

Singapore is known for being a multiracial society that practices harmonious living within citizens, but all this sugarcoats the underlying face that racism is prevalent in singapore. Many singaporeans do not like the increase of number of foreigners entering singapore. Many keep it within themselves and deal with it but there are people who voice their opinions out by giving out dirty looks, and voicing out bad remarks. Although this may seem like nothing, it could have sparked many riots for example the ones mentioned in the article.

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Everlyn Chia Yee Hui's curator insight, July 14, 2014 9:01 AM

I feel that Singapore has always been viewed as multi-racial country. Peel off the sugar-coated layers and you see that still some notes of racism can be found. I feel that this situation is a wake up call to many of us. To watch what we say and do in our lives. Racism is not to be taken lightly in a multi-racial country like this. The government has been definitely doing many things to improve the racial condition of Singapore after this situation so I feel that we should all play apart in this and watch over our actions.