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Hospital accused of RACISM, negligence after death - Sydney Morning Herald

Hospital accused of RACISM, negligence after death - Sydney Morning Herald | Conflict and Prejudice |
Hospital accused of racism, negligence after deathSydney Morning HeraldThe family of a Perth man who died hours after an ambulance officer allegedly refused to take him to hospital are calling for a "full and independent" investigation amid concerns...

Via Bernell Wesley, Daryl Koh
Jocelin Ting's insight:

I think it's really unforgivable for the paramedics to neglect the man when he was in pain just because of his race. As a paramedic, it's his job to bring the victim to the hospital. And it's the job of a doctor to say if he is in good state or not. Not for the paramedic to take things into his hands and insist that the victim is fine and need not be sent to the hospital. I feel really sorry for the victim and his family members. If he was sent to the hospital and was given help on time, he might have been alive. But because of the paramedic's prejudice towards someone of a different race, he lost his life. And I feel that what he did was really something that should not be let off by the law. 

Dawn Choo's curator insight, July 13, 2014 2:25 AM

I am very upset after reading this article about a son of a family suffering chest pain and being send to the hospital. However, due to his race, he was not receiving proper medical attention and was left to die. I believe that every hospital is supposed to treat all their patients equally regardless of their race. 

Chan Kin Leong's curator insight, July 13, 2014 6:17 AM

After reading this article, I have finally seen how racism affects innocent people. Some people even lost their lives due to racial prejudice as shown in the article. In my opinion, I think that what the paramedics had done is very unforgivable as what they had done has cost an innocent life being lost. They should not reject giving the boy necessary medical attention and treatment just because the boy is of different race or skin colour. I think that people should be treated equally and fairly in every country, despite their race, belief and religion. If this is achieved, I believe everyone would live happily and racial conflicts would be prevented.

Ng E-Lin's curator insight, July 13, 2014 9:38 AM

I felt very that the poor decease was mistreated. Despite the decease's call for help, being in pain, his efforts were in vain as the ambulance officer refused to send him to the hospital even stating that the decease was perfectly fine and even healthier than himself. The decease eventually died due to the ambulance officer neglecting his needs of medical attention. Even though the decease clearly needed the medical treatment at the very beginning, he did not receive any, primarily because of his race. When in comes to health everyone should receive the treatment they need. Everyone should be treated equally regardless of race, if not people all around the world will have their health or even life at stake. 

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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 and Prejudice |
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
Jocelin Ting's insight:

I think it's really saddening for children to be discriminated because of their race. And to think that a debate is actually stirred up, we can see that racism is something that is very common around the world. Racism can also cause conflicts.

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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RACIST TORMENT IN CLASSROOM | Conflict and Prejudice |
How racist bullying made 14-year old Khadeja Fahat's school life a 'daily torment'

Via Justin Gjerazi, Daryl Koh
Jocelin Ting's insight:

"I was tormented nearly every day; I was scared to go to school," said Khadeja.

"I used to go to school thinking: what am I going to face today?

"Is someone going to physically hurt me, or shout something at me or throw something at me?" all these sentences hit me hard. Imagine having to be fearful of going to school everyday and that you have to spend many hours of a day for a few years being in a class who discriminates you. I think that's something that is really torturing and hurtful for the girl. She did not do anything, she does not deserve such treatment from her classmates. From this article, it can be seen that racism can does harm to one's mental health and emotions.

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.