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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, Emily Lai Yin
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 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
Jia Hui's insight:

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.

jerriel wai's curator insight, July 13, 2014 12:14 PM

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.

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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Racism becomes normal among young Israelis

Racism becomes normal among young Israelis | Conflict and Prejudice |
Something stinks in the state of Israel says Israeli citizen Ilene Prusher. That something is racism, both the assaults on non-Jews by Jews and the wider refusal to give such racism its proper name.

Via occupiedpalestine, Ryan Ho
Jia Hui's insight:

I know that a person's hatred for someone cannot be erased in a short period of time. However, the Israelis should never "seized and detained dozens of Palestinian children, some aged as young as eight", no matter how much they are against the Palestinian people. They should put themselves in the shoes of the Palestinian parents so that they will know how much it hurts to lose their children and they would not want the Palestinian people to do the same to them. Therefore, if only each party is willing to learn to accept the other and try to get along with one another, there will then be hope for this conflict to end.

Shernis Ong's curator insight, July 13, 2014 9:21 AM

It is very disappointing when racism becomes a norm among the young people as they grow up hating people from other races. It is a very corrupt mindset and we should all learn to accept one another. 

Phonehtet Aung's curator insight, July 13, 2014 9:56 AM

What they have done and said about the Palestinian children are horrifying and this should not have happened. Everyone should be treated equally and they should not abuse other races.

Joel Lim's curator insight, July 13, 2014 11:55 AM

From this article, i felt shocked those Israeli soldiers could just target Palestinian children for doing nothing and was forced to confess to crime they did not commit. The soldiers mindsets are all wrong about Palestinian children and if this goes on, the consequences will dire.

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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, Gabriel Chia
Jia Hui's insight:

The article stated "The teachers were overwhelmed and did not know how to deal with the situation.” shocked me as I believe that the teachers SHOULD know that the bullies were in the wrong and that they deserve to be punished. This statement made me desperate to want to stop racism and I really wish that I was there to protect Khadeja.

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.