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Buddhists attacks on Rohingya Muslims, racist: Analyst - Press TV

Buddhists attacks on Rohingya Muslims, racist: Analyst - Press TV | conflict and prejudice | Scoop.it
Press TV Buddhists attacks on Rohingya Muslims, racist: Analyst Press TV Press TV has conducted an interview with James Jennings, the president of the Conscience International from Atlanta, to discuss Myanmar Muslims accusing police of inaction as...
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I find it very sad that racism is still happening despite so many people trying to stop it.I feel that racial prejudice is a very serious issue in Rakhine State as the attacks have been more and more serious over the past 2 years. But the saddest part is that the attackers, the Buddhist extremists, are in a way, 'legally untouchable', these leaves the Rohingya Muslims helpless and even more vulnerable to them. I think the government should be changed to a new one that supports racial equality. 

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China bans Muslims from fasting in Xinjiang | The Muslim Debate ...

China bans Muslims from fasting in Xinjiang | The Muslim Debate ... | conflict and prejudice | Scoop.it
Muslims in China's Xinjiang region working as civil servants, students and teachers have been banned from fasting during the holy month of Ramadan on Wednesday. The move has sparked condemnation from an exile ...
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After reading this, i feel really shocked that the communist party ruling Xinjiang are actually banning Muslims from fasting. When the Muslims fast, it would not even affect them, and not letting the Muslims have their own rights in fasting is disrespecting their religion. I think the government should change their perspective of ramadan and learn how to respect other peoples religion.

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Tan Yun Sin's curator insight, July 13, 2014 11:38 AM

I think it is really ridiculous to ban Muslims from fasting. If we ban them from fasting, we are sort of implying that we do not like their culture. I also realised that fasting would not caused any harm to the country so why are they stopping them? I think stopping them from fasting is a very disrespectful act towards their religion. Although there is no big conflict happening now, it does not ensure that peace will be everlasting in Xinjiang if they continue to take such measures.

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Fried chicken and watermelon in school menu serves prejudice against blacks, says USF prof.

Fried chicken and watermelon in school menu serves prejudice against blacks, says USF prof. | conflict and prejudice | Scoop.it

The menu may have been well-intentioned, University of San Francisco professor James Taylor explained, but ultimately honors prejudice against blacks.

 

“Chicken, watermelon, collard greens -- these stereotypes of black southern culture come from the same place that the N-word comes from,” he told NBC. “This is not like this food represents some heroic moment in African-American experience. What it represents is the degradation and the stereotyping of African-Americans.”


[via Huffington Post]


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I think that although the school was trying to celebrate the Black History Month, they should not include food that they think are what represents the black sourthern culture as this will upset many people who feel that they are being stereotyped and degraded. I feel that the school should just serve food as normal as this will not upset anyone.

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Eunice Tan Kai Xin's curator insight, July 13, 2014 4:24 AM

I feel that we should be more sensitive and respectful towards others of different races. An act like this, though it might actually be for a good purpose, may be hurting or even be a form of discrimination to them unknowingly.

117John's curator insight, July 15, 2014 11:01 AM

Here we have another case of black stereotyping in the country where the word 'nigger' originated from. We have seen memes created based on a black guy's love for fried chicken, craving for watermelon but why not the white's love for getting obese? Because that's how the country goes. It may be alright to post jokes about such things on the net provided it does not hurt anybody but it's simply outrageous for a SCHOOL to do such a thing and teach the wrong things to the students!