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Rescooped by Ng E-Lin from The Reluctant Fundamentalist: Racism after 9.11.01!

Racist torment in the classroom

Racist torment in the classroom | Conflict and Prejudice |
How racist bullying made 14-year old Khadeja Fahat's school life a 'daily torment'

Via Justin Gjerazi
Ng E-Lin's insight:

I really pitied this  girl after reading this article. Even though she was Islamic it did not meant that she was a terrorist, part of the Taliban, and was behind the 9/11. She was verbally and physically abuse in school due to her race. She was tormented, but she does not deserve that kind of treatment! She is just a innocent young girl who just wanted to go to school to learn. We all should not define a person by their race if not, many innocent people will suffer the same fate as this poor girl as she is judged in her everyday life. She must have felt really horrible about herself and surely no one wants to feel that way about themselves. 

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.

Rescooped by Ng E-Lin from conflicts based on racism!

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
Ng E-Lin's insight:

I feel that the Israelis being very cruel towards the Palestinian especially towards the poor innocent Palestinian kids. The acts of the Israelis are just too violent, they should not simply torture and kill the poor children to relief their own anger and hatred towards the Palestinian to tried to hurt them before. These Israelis should think twice even before attacking the Palestinian, they should try to resolve their dispute in a less violent way. The outcome of the fight will only bring about more chaos and problems between the two parties, the problem will only one harder to resolve as time passes by.

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.

Jia Hui's curator insight, July 13, 2014 11:22 AM

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.

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.

Rescooped by Ng E-Lin from Racism: An Historical Expose!

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
Ng E-Lin's insight:

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. 

Jocelin Ting's curator insight, July 13, 2014 2:15 AM

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.