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15 Charts That Show The U.S. Isn't Over Racism

15 Charts That Show The U.S. Isn't Over Racism | conflict and prejudice | Scoop.it

On July 2, 1964, the Civil Rights Act was signed into law, officially banning discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. It also ended racial segregation in schools, at the workplace and in general public facilities.


Via Loo Shu Yuan, Kelvin Tsui
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Prejudice is an instinct and it is natural. Those in power benefit from prejudice such as white Americans, they might not want to change the society, and there is a lack of will. The world will never be fair to everybody.

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Zhiyang Liang's comment, July 13, 2014 11:51 AM
Prejudice is an instinct and it is natural. Those in power benefit from prejudice such as white Americans, they might not want to change the society, and there is a lack of will. The world will never be fair to everybody.
Everlyn Chia Yee Hui's curator insight, July 14, 2014 8:26 AM

After reading this article, I realised that even after we have claimed to be over Prejudice of any type, there is still some Prejudice going on around the world. This article shows us some examples of Racial Prejudice or Racism. It shows us how the Blacks and Hispanics are being treated unequally from the Whites. Even though 50 years ago, the Civil Rights Act was signed into law, officially banning discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin, there is still some minor discrimination against this law. Some examples of the Whites being treated better includes the facts that Blacks and Hispanics attend poorer funded schools than the Whites. Also, Affluent Blacks live in poorer neighbourhoods compared to Working-Class Whites, the loss of different Racial Communities to the Great Recession was widely different and how employers are most likely to turn away job seekers if they are African American. I feel that it is outrageous to judge a person based on colour, race or religion. If the world is going to be so hypocritical, then what is the point of ever signing the Civil Rights Act into law? I think that once such a law has been implied, people (citizens) should take note of it and abide by it. This law has been implied to prevent any conflicts from occuring. However, if people are still being so hypocritical and judgemental, then conflicts would definitely be sparked. I feel that people should be aware of other people's feelings about major problems like this. It is important for us to take laws like this seriously. I feel that, as Singaporeans, we should be most aware of this as we are living in a multi-racial country with a constantly increasing number of foreigners. By taking situations like this seriously, we, as a nation, are preventing the spark of a possible conflict together.

Tse Min's curator insight, July 14, 2014 10:48 AM

If you clicked on the webpage to view the charts, there are actually so many examples shown visually that U.S. is NOT over racism. I strongly everyone deserves a seconds chance, whether you have crimminal record or not. But if we take a look at graph 13, the chances of a white-skinned men getting a job after being released from the jail is so much higher even after the the black-skinned men have voiced their minds. 

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Israel - Gaza conflict

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Israeli airstrikes began November 14, following months of Palestinian rocket fire into Israel.

 

"Monday, the top leader of Hamas dared Israel to launch a ground invasion of Gaza and dismissed diplomatic efforts to broker a cease-fire in the six-day-old conflict, as the Israeli military conducted a new wave of deadly airstrikes which included a second hit on a 15-story building that houses media outlets."  This photo essay shows 34 powerful images that are emerging from this deadly conflict.  If students need some background to understand who are the major players in this conflict, this glossary should be helpful. 


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In my perspective, why does people will have a thought of eliminating prejudice is that prejudice can lead to unfair treatment or the violation of rights of individuals or groups of people just like the conflict between Israel and Gaza.

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Wen Shi's curator insight, July 13, 2014 4:17 AM

I was so shocked while reading this ariticle and seeing those pictures. The conflict between the Palestinians and Israelis is something that is deeply rooted in the history of the two nations. And the war, resulted by this conflict, has taken away many people's lives. The 2 countries's people are suffering. Many kids are just at our ages, they could not get education or anything else that we take for granted here, even had to bear the pain of losing relatives and homes. I could never imagine how sad and disastrous wars can be. :(

Hossan Epiques Novelle's curator insight, July 13, 2014 4:58 AM

The two countries should take the chance to resolve the conflict amicably before the situation tips over and war is inevitable. The loss of lives resulting from the war would be pointless.

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Israel-Palestine conflict reignited once again - Red and Black

Israel-Palestine conflict reignited once again - Red and Black | conflict and prejudice | Scoop.it
The Independent
Israel-Palestine conflict reignited once again
Red and Black
To understand the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, you need to know a thing or two about Israel's history.

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Zhiyang Liang's insight:

I think countries should do to help prevent or reduce prejudice which may cause unwanted conflict around the world. But we all know that sometimes it is very difficult for us to eradicate prejudice because the ideas such as racial discrimination being reinforced by people around us. And it also could be passed down by generations which would have great impacts on people.

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Shernis Ong's curator insight, July 13, 2014 9:18 AM

I feel that mass murder should never be something that people can get away with, and especially if they justify it with religion. No religion should teach people to murder others based on their religion.

Zhiyang Liang's comment, July 13, 2014 11:35 AM
I think countries should do to help prevent or reduce prejudice which may cause unwanted conflict around the world. But we all know that sometimes it is very difficult for us to eradicate prejudice because the ideas such as racial discrimination being reinforced by people around us. And it also could be passed down by generations which would have great impacts on people.
Alexander Wave's curator insight, July 16, 2014 9:28 AM

Surely, this conflict will leave its mark in the course of history to let the future generations decide and justify the conflict on various points of view. This conflict has resulted in tremendous number of impacts that has changed the mentality of the people, all over the world. One serious issue and impact that has up rose,  is very intriguing and shocking. " Respecting Hitler for his effort in Holocaust". Understandable that Israel has violated basic human rights by murdering innocent vast amount of Palestinians. Nevertheless, it should never be the case of respecting Hitler for killing the jews. No it should not be the case. What makes you  different than a killer when you hail a faccist? This just become one of the many dents in the universe. Now the question is, will there be more?