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#UN To Confront #USA On Persistent Racial Discrimination #racism

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#UN To Confront #USA On Persistent Racial Discrimination #racism

Widespread racial Discrimination continue to exist in the United States, and results in serious and pervasive human rights violations in a wide range of areas.

Via Juan Carlos Hernandez
Norman Chan's insight:

I feel that racial discrimination is a serious problem in our everyday lives. Even if we might not notice it, but we are sometimes already discriminating someone of different race. I feel that everyone should be treated the same and not treat them base on their race. Everyone should learn to appreciate people of other race and racial discrimination wouldn't be that be of a problem anymore.

Swee Khim's curator insight, July 12, 2014 8:25 AM

I think that racism disempowers people by devaluing their identity. It is the opposite of the democratic principle of equality and the right of all people to be treated fairly. This would cause human violations to attain their rights and widespread racial disparities. In my opinion, racism is something you learn and not what you are born with. Hence instead of criticizing and discriminating people around us, we should learn to appreciate their existence. Even the UN cannot stand the level of racism and are searching for a treatment for racial discrimination to resolve this problem by confronting the USA. This is to prevent further conflicts between the nations and the people. 

Ryan Ho's curator insight, July 13, 2014 3:52 AM

Oh how a great nation has fallen. These people are throwing everything that Abraham lincoln and his soldiers had fought for, down the drain. That homeless African American was sent to jail without any possibility of being pardoned just because he was the middleman in the sales of drugs since he needed money for him to eat.

Ong Meng Kiat's curator insight, July 17, 2014 8:42 AM

Racial discrimination is definitely a extreme problem which is still very prevalent in the world. If we do not discriminate others just because of the race, religion, gender, etc...,our world would be a more pleasant place to live in as everyone will work together as one family.This is because discriminating a group of people will only cause more hatred and no one will stand to gain. Thus, it is important for the American community to address these issues.

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Racism in Mali and the Upcoming Elections

Racism in Mali and the Upcoming Elections | Conflict and prejudice |
We tend to underrate the importance of racism as a factor in the ongoing crisis in Mali. A short item from Radio France Internationale–English is a good reminder.

Via Afrikasources, The Divine Prince
Norman Chan's insight:

Racism is one aspect of prejudice. I feel that Mali should learn and accept people of both races and not discriminate each other. They should instead work together, help one another , and live happily together. If they do not do that , racial riots are going to happen sooner or later where both parties would be at a loss.

Ann Tan's curator insight, July 16, 2014 10:57 AM

Racism is one of the main cause to prejudice. I think that what MNLA is doing is wrong, they are bias towards the 'whites' which would raise the racial tension among the Africans. I think that fair and equally treatment among the Africans is very important. This is to bring harmony among them. I strongly think that the skin colour does not matter, and that they should learn to accept one another. I believe that without racism, it would resolve many conflicts and prejudices happening around the world.

Navas Ibraahim's curator insight, July 16, 2014 11:02 AM

Racism is actually a belief that inherent differences among the various human races that determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one's own race is superior and has the right to rule others. I strongly think that Mali should treat everyone in their country equally regardless of race or colour. Most human conflicts are caused mainly due the race factor which creates destruction and many social problems. In my perspective, I think that no one should judge anyone by looking at the colour of their skin tone or their race. It is who they really are that matters.


Ong Meng Kiat's curator insight, July 17, 2014 9:55 AM

This is a saddening story to see that discrimination is still so prevalent. Mali should learn to see everyone as the same kind, so that everyone can be happy and advance as a country at the same pace. It would do not good if we are fighting a "civil war" in our country as no one will stand to gain. Easing up tensions in Mali and having peace is the best remedy.

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Martin Luther King-Then and Today

I Have a Dream Speech Martin Luther King's Address at March on Washington August 28, 1963. Washington, D.C. When we let freedom ring, when we let it ring fro...

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Norman Chan's insight:

After watching his speech, I feel that he really worked hard fighting for the African Americans. He must have been really brave to step up and fight for the African American. If there was someone like him at this date, I feel that racism would greatly decreased as many would be inspired one his/her words.

Seth Dixon's curator insight, January 19, 2013 10:49 AM

There is much to glean from Martin Luther King's famous I Have a Dream speech as a fantastic rhetorical device. This speech has a profound impact on the the psyche of the America culture and it has endured as a pivotal moment in history.  As we celebrate his life and legacy this Monday, it is an appropriate time to contemplate that the ending of segregation (a spatial division of races) has reshaped the United States. 

Many streets in the United States bear the name "Martin Luther King Jr." to memorialize both the man and the Civil Rights movement.  This streets, as this YouTube video suggests, are often in poor, crime-ridden and violent neighborhoods.  This video highlights the irony between the historical memory of Martin Luther King Jr. and places of memorialization that bear his name.  This video echoes much of what the authors of the fantastic book "Civil Rights Memorials and the Geography of Memory" say (in fact one of the authors is shown in this video). 

Questions to ponder: If Martin Luther King Jr. represents non-violence, then why are streets bearing his name often in 'violent' neighborhoods?  Where should Martin Luther King be memorialized in the United States?  Only in the South?  Only in predominantly African-American communities?  What does the geography of the spaces where he is memorialized say something about the United States?    


Tags: historical, culture, landscape, place, race, unit 3 culture, USA, urban, poverty, unit 7 cities, book review

Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, January 20, 2013 10:38 AM

Teachers:  How great would it be to use the actual speech?  Can you say, "primary source?"  Here's an idea:  Print it out and let students close read this important speech, too.

Ana Cristina Gil's curator insight, October 12, 2013 4:56 PM

Probably they think that martin Luther king is more important to African American, then the rest of the United States population, but I personally feel that martin Luther king, represent a changing America also he is a very important figure in American history, he should be place in a better location so people that come to visit united states could venerate him as a man who fought for not only for African American but also for every minorities living in the United States.