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

Via Justin Gjerazi, Daryl Koh, Gabriel Chia
jerriel wai's insight:

I feel so saddened after reading this, to know that this type of inhumane things are happening in this world. We should be racially harmonious and learn to accept and respect other people's cultures and beliefs. I hope someone would stand up to this kind of behavior, because i sure would.

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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Racist Muslim Jailed for Threatening to Cut Off Policeman's Penis

Racist Muslim Jailed for Threatening to Cut Off Policeman's Penis | Poverty Assignment_jerriel wai | Scoop.it

A racist Muslim who threatened to blow up police officers and cut off one's penis has been jailed for almost three years.

Haroon Rashid was chased by police officers after he punched a man in the face with a homemade kuckle duster. 

Officers took off in pursuit of the 31-year-old following the road rage incident in July last year. When they caught up with Rashid he launched into a tirade, saying: "I am going to cut off your dick, you f***ing white infidels," Snaresbrook Crown Court heard.

He also threatened to "blow them up".

Ten days later, Rashid then also threatened a member of staff at an an unemployment advice centre with knuckledusters, the court heard.

jerriel wai's insight:

This was a great laugh and also quite interesting, i mean the thought of cutting someone's penis off is just well unheard of. I find it quite ridiculous for someone to be this violent and insane to do thus sort of thing just because of racial indifference. I'm lucky that in singapore there aren't any crazy people like this.People should lern to get along with other races no matter they're status because after all we live in the same world and we are all humans.

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South Asia doing worst on UN development goals

South Asia doing worst on UN development goals | Poverty Assignment_jerriel wai | Scoop.it
South Asian nations are making the least progress in the Asia-Pacific region on meeting MDGs, an Asian Development Bank official says...


The UN's developmental goals are include reducing child and maternal mortality, halving poverty and hunger, providing universal primary education, gender equality and halting the spread of HIV/AIDS. In the Asia/Pacific region there are 17 countries that are not meeting the goals and all South Asian countries (except Sri Lanka) are labeled as 'off track.'

Via Seth Dixon
jerriel wai's insight:

connect: The UN has been helping countries facing poverty issues for quite some time now. They are a great corparation that helps


extend: I thought they only helped the countries not solve the countries problems. This should be done by the government.  I believe that this can be done by making the government corruption free.


challenge: Lets try to stop poverty in south asia, shall we?

Zahida's curator insight, December 5, 2013 11:06 PM

This article mentions that the UN has made develpoment goals in poverty-stricken areas and they have included maternal mortality as one of them. Although they are making progress, they are falling behind in their goals. But the main accomplishment that was made by the UN in this effortb was identifying the areas that needed the most help from non-profit organizations. This would benefit people who want to donate to maternal health which is ussually impacted by the other factors the UN wants to reduce. When people are told the specific were their donations were going they are more likely to donate more generously. The Half the Sky book particularly highlightes specific examples in particular places to help aid their potential supporters, to start donating. 

Justin Ng Jie Ern's curator insight, January 20, 2014 10:22 AM

There are about 17 countries who are off-track the Millennium Development Goals. Out of the 17, all South Asian countries are included with the exception of Sri Lanka.

These countries are experiencing poverty and the lack of proper education.

I am worry for these 17 countries, as most of them are undevelop countries. I am afraid that as the world continues to move forward for the better,  these undeveloped countries would get left behind in the process.

I am dissapointed by the fact that some countries' government are not taking the initiative to help the country to stop poverty, and end the misery of these countries.

But i am enlighted and encouraged by the fact that, some of the governments are taking up the initiative to stop poverty. I am also enlighted that these governements are trying their best to improve their education system for young minds too.

In my opinion, all government should take the initiative to clear this obsacle called 'poverty' and help improve their education system, to help educate this country's children.

BrandonTeoZX's curator insight, January 21, 2014 7:41 AM

Reading this article, i feel a bit spoilt. Why? Here i sit, in a comfortable armchair and with a roof over my head, food on the table, clothes to wear, i feel like a king compared to them. People in southeast asia are not doing very well, children having no basic education, people contracting HIV or AIDS easily, some do not even have clean water to drink from. Singapore is a country in Southeast asia, and yet we are one of the world's richest nations, in stark contrast to the other parts of Asia. What can people do about this? What can we do to help? 

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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 Rilwan Unfazed, Winston Chua
jerriel wai's insight:

Well, this is pretty ridiculous and stupid but i guess the guy was high or drunk or something so he probably wasn't thinking straight. I'm glad that at least someone stood up for this bullshit and defended the fellow japanese.This guy should honestly be put on counselling or something because this behaviour in public is unacceptable.Even if there was a conflict back in the days, the japanese people now have nothing to blame as it is their ancestors and not them who made those decisions.

Jia Hui's curator insight, July 13, 2014 11:39 AM

In my opinion, prejudice of race may start when parents' share their views on the past conflicts and wars with their children when they mention negative things about their enemies, which will influence their children's mind set. I think that this may be what had happened to this man in video. Maybe, his parents had told him many bad things about the Japanese which thus, resulted in him to hate all Japanese and to always discriminate and blame his uncle's death on them.

Ishwer Singh's curator insight, July 14, 2014 9:14 AM

This man is angry with the japanesepassenger as his family member was killed by japanese. i find this extremely unfair for the japanese passenger..he cant blame the japanese passenger just because the person who killed his family memebr is of the same origin as the passenger.this man also starts to threaten to kill other passengers on board. i think that this man needs to learn some self control as if he says the wrong thing to the wrong person, matter will escalate very quickly.

Ray Kang's curator insight, July 16, 2014 6:57 AM

I have read some of the comments under this youtube vedio and to my delight, I found that this phenomenon is widely condemned by the people, this shows that racism is has become a minority. The idea of anti-racism is well-received by most of the people. I believe that the issue of racism will vanish if we continue to follow this trend.

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The Global Search for Education: What Students Want

The Global Search for Education: What Students Want | Poverty Assignment_jerriel wai | Scoop.it
Education is the greatest armament in the battle on poverty, disease, brutality and prejudice. Providing education for children in the emerging markets is both vital and relatively cheap.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
jerriel wai's insight:

connect: Education is a very important neccesity for life. Everybody should be given the chance to be educated if possible.


extend: Poverty makes it very difficult for people to live normal lives. We can stop poverty by educating people so that they have skills to work in the outside world.


challenge: Study hard and beat poverty, people!!


Ezra Yeoshua's curator insight, January 20, 2014 9:05 AM

I see that education is the most important weapon to defeat poverty, disease, brutality and prejudice in the world. However, I also see that not many children can afford to have or finish their education. I think that it is not fair that only children that can afford education should have education. There are others with great abilities when it comes to studying but they are not able to pay for it. I wonder if the government ever thought that with more educated children in a nation, a much better place it will be in the future.

Chng Peng Hao's curator insight, January 21, 2014 7:52 AM

I strongly agree with the sentence of "Education is the greatest arnament int he battle on poverty, brutality and prejudice" It is a well known fact that education can be the strongest "weapon" against anything. If someone is in poverty, with a decent education he can get out of it anytime as the world is materialistic and they judge people based on their educations. So with a good education we can get a good job and a good pay separating from poverty. Also against diseases with a good medicinal education we can fing ways to counter or supress these issues which is definitely beneficial to the world as a whole.

Ray Kang's comment, January 27, 2014 8:34 PM
I agree with the idea that having a proper education can help you get rid of poverty, however, besides the certification you got, it is crucial that one community should have good job opportunities for people. "Weapons" are useless if there is no chance to use it. Thus, I think besides having a good education, find a good job market is also important to get out of poverty.
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Food Aid for the 21st century - Meeting the Objective... OR Feeding the Big Ag Biotech Chemical Cartel gravy train?

Food Aid for the 21st century - Meeting the Objective... OR Feeding the Big Ag Biotech Chemical Cartel gravy train? | Poverty Assignment_jerriel wai | Scoop.it

April 3, 2013 - Politico


When it comes to providing hunger relief to needy people around the world, the United States has been a leader since World War II. And if early reports about the Obama administration’s 2014 budget are true, then the U.S. will have a golden opportunity to provide even more food to the hungry while spending less taxpayer dollars in the years ahead.  GOING LOCAL AND REGIONAL

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/04/food-aid-for-the-21st-century-89545.html#ixzz2PjKVENUg




April 4, 2013 - Mother Jones
▶ OBAMA PROPOSES MAKING FOOD AID LESS INSANE http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2013/04/obama-proposes-making-food-aid-less-insane


April 24, 2013 - New York Times
▶ WHEN FOOD ISN'T THE ANSWER TO HUNGER http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/04/24/when-food-isnt-the-answer-to-hunger/


April 4, 2013 - National Public Radio
▶ A POLITICAL WAR BREWS OVER 'FOOD FOR PEACE' AID PROGRAM http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/04/04/176154775/a-political-war-brews-over-food-for-peace-aid-program


April 5, 2013 - Washington Post
▶ AID GROUPS PUSH OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO SHIFT THE WAY US HELPS FEED STARVING PEOPLE ABROAD http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/federal_government/aid-groups-push-obama-administration-to-shift-the-way-us-helps-feed-starving-people-abroad/2013/04/05/1081e192-9deb-11e2-9219-51eb8387e8f1_story.html


April 4, 2013 New York Times
▶ WHITE HOUSE SEEKS TO CHANGE INTERNATIONAL FOOD AID http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/05/us/politics/white-house-seeks-to-change-international-food-aid.html?_r=0


▶ HOW NOT TO "FEED THE WORLD" http://sco.lt/6fKNnN


Climate & Capitalism, January 13, 2014
▶ GMOs AND THE FABLES OF INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE http://climateandcapitalism.com/2014/01/13/gmos-fables-industrial-agriculture/









Transition Network
▶ HOW DIFFERENT THE WORLD WOULD BE IF WE PAID THE TRUE COST OF FOOD AND FARMING? http://www.transitionnetwork.org/blogs/rob-hopkins/2013-12/how-different-would-world-be-if-we-paid-true-cost-food-and-farming




Earth Policy Institute

Earth Policy Institute
▶  SUPPORTING DATA: FULL PLANET, EMPTY PLATES: THE NEW GEOPOLITiCS OF FOOD SCARCITY http://www.earthpolicy.org/books/fpep/fpep_data#7




                          AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project






- ▶ BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life


- ▶ OUR OCEANS NEED US http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us


- ▶ CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet



                                         ▶  FILM: ***"HOME"

                    An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet




Via pdjmoo
jerriel wai's insight:

CONNECT: I knew that the US have been a big help in  the fight against world hunger and poverty, however, laws and fees have slowed down this help which is so important for the needy.


EXTEND: Even though they are helping the needy, others are taking advantage of this by earning money. US governments need to realise that their laws dont make sense in these situations. Instead, they are wasting more than half of their money duee to these laws.


CHALLENGE: They should have realised about this a long time ago. The huge amount of money lost could have been used to help the needy tremendously.

pdjmoo's curator insight, October 13, 2014 9:39 PM



- ▶ BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life


- ▶ OUR OCEANS NEED US http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us


- ▶ CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet


-▶  YOUR FOOD, YOUR HEALTH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

Shannon Clarke's curator insight, March 26, 2015 9:09 AM

I live on residential campus at University and I will be honest; many times I have been too busy soundly sleeping in my comfy bed with my fans which has allowed me to sleep in causing me to miss the large buffet styled breakfast set out for me. I wake up starting my day annoyed and disgruntled all because I missed one meal for the day. How selfish is that?


Sometimes, we all forget how lucky we have it here in Australia, I know I do.


I hope that if not in 5 years time at least 10 years time I have gone and travelled to multiple third world countries and helped out to my hearts content. There is only so little I can do to help here in Australia such as sponsoring a child which I already do. I hope to bring happiness and hope in the world to as many beautiful starving and homeless eyes as I possibly can.

Dorothy Retha Cook's curator insight, May 4, 5:13 AM

Why is this OK