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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’ | Conflic based on 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
Dong Yutong's insight:

Children do not know how to differ what is right or wrong, and sometimes, they go too far. That is why bullying is a serious and common issue among the kids. Parents are playing an important role in it too, they are suppose to stop these and educate their child. It is definitely not a pleasant thing to be called by names.

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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, 2016 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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Extremists attack 2 mosques, torch 100s of Muslims' houses in Myanmar - Press TV

Extremists attack 2 mosques, torch 100s of Muslims' houses in Myanmar - Press TV | Conflic based on racism | Scoop.it
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Extremists attack 2 mosques, torch 100s of Muslims' houses in Myanmar
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The extremists frequently attack Rohingyas and have set fire to their homes in several villages in Rakhine.

Via Infidel Patriot, Sim Kee Yew, Ang Marcus, Madeeha Shahnaaz, Koh Chee Kiat, Le Hong Phuc
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Innocent people die, got badly injurd. They did nothing wrong, just because the extremists cant accept their beliefs. These actions are so self-centre and undesired. Only if they can come to an understanding, then so much sacrificent cant be prevented. The govenment could had react faster, then many lives could had been saved.
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Foo Yan Ling's curator insight, July 13, 2014 10:09 AM

From this article, it is seen that mobs of Buddhist extremists in Myanmar have attacked at least two mosques and set hundreds of Muslims’ houses on fire, killing one person and injuring at least 10 others. It is stated that “The violence that originally targeted Rohingya Muslims in western Myanmar is beginning to spread to other parts of the country, where Muslims who have been granted citizenship are now being attacked, according to the website burmamuslims.org.”

 

I am also startled by the fact that the Myanmar government has so far refused to extricate the stateless Rohingyas from their citizenship limbo, despite international pressure to give them a legal status. Myanmar’s government has been accused of failing to protect the Muslim minority. I feel disturbed and pitiful for the Rohingyas as they faced a lot of discrimination and unfairness and the Rohingya Muslims have faced torture, neglect, and repression in Myanmar for many years. I feel that the government should play a part by ending the vicious cycle of segregation and unfair policies. Something should be done to end their suffering.

 

"Muslim race is pitiful while Christians are very admirable and Hindus are a lovely people. I pity the Muslims. Conflicts are always with Islam. It's because of their extremist, superstitions and narrow-mindedness. It's because they lack capacity to adapt and integrate. It's because of their blinding stupidity. I really do feel pitiful towards them." - Wirathu

 

However, I am glad that Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has also come under fire for her stance on the violence. The Nobel Peace laureate has refused to censure the Myanmar military for its persecution of the Rohingyas.

 

Reading all 3 articles, I believe that there is no easy solution to the problem of prejudice, and while prejudice is less of a problem today than it was, say, 200 years ago it still can be seen in society. The best way to fight prejudice is through education about people's differences, open communication, and speaking up when you see clear prejudice in your life. By opening your mind to people's differences, and not allowing others to think that their prejudice is okay, you can help to lessen its effects and eventually end it forever. Discrimination is actually a natural human behavior. Anyone who appears different triggers a response in our brains. Skin color, height, build, blond hair, brown hair, people with red shirts, etc. But, just because we see differences first, it doesn't mean that we have to stay focused on those things. I feel that what matters most is people’s perception of one another, if we are willing to change our mindsets and learn to be optimistic and accepting of one another’s differences, prejudice and discrimination against others will of course lessen. However, if we are often having a pessimistic mindset to believe and do what we think is right ourselves, we’ll end up suffering in riots, wars, etc. Like what Nelson Mandela said, “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”

Ann Tan's curator insight, July 16, 2014 10:07 AM

After reading this article, I felt angry that the government did nothing to help the Muslims. The fact that the Muslims and Buddhist were treated differently led the conflict and prejudice due to the unfair treatment. At the same time, it was very heartbreaking to know that the Muslims' houses were being burnt down and were left homeless. They were neglected and tortured. Therefore, I think that the Muslims and Buddhists should be treated equally to prevent such prejudices they have among them.

Navas Ibraahim's curator insight, July 16, 2014 11:27 AM

It can be seen clearly that the Myanmar government not giving citizenship to Rohingya muslims is an act of racism. Also, the Buddhist extremists targeting them by attacking two mosques and hundreds of Rohingya Muslims’ houses is an act of racism. I strongly suggest that the government in Myanmar should treat its people regardless of race and religion and treat everyone equally.

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Mosque windows smashed in Warrington 'racist attack'

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A Warrington mosque has had a number of windows smashed by two men who were "shouting racist abuse", police said. Officers were called to Jamiat Ul-Mulemeen Mosque on Arpley Street on Monday during...

Via @NewDayStarts, Dawn Choo
Dong Yutong's insight:

Almost all conflicts started because of 'unjust'. Grouping people according to their race and religion and nationality. And the most common one is racism. If each of them, could put in the effort  giving just a bit more understanding to the other group that they know little of, then these incidents could be simply avoid.

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Dawn Choo's curator insight, July 13, 2014 12:50 AM

I think that those two man had been treated unfairly because of their race. Thus, they decided to smashed the windows of the Mosque to vent their anger. In my opinion, i think that there is need to stop categorizing people as 'white' people and 'black people and that we should not  judge people by their race so that such incidents will not happen again.

Travis Lim's curator insight, July 13, 2014 4:27 AM

This all reminds us of the racist events that take place everyday. There is always tensions between one race and the other, but abusing and shouting racist remarks should not be the case. We should just keep all our nasty remarks to ourselves and not to make negative remarks to another race, because tensions may rise, and a fight or a war may happen

Huang Ziqian's curator insight, July 13, 2014 11:54 AM

When a group of people share the same feelings towards a particular group and they take action to express their feelings. At first, the particular group would get angry, then hatred would start growing between these groups. Racist attack would not solve any problem but hurt innocent people.