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Racism in Mali and the Upcoming Elections

Racism in Mali and the Upcoming Elections | Conflict and prejudice |
We tend to underrate the importance of racism as a factor in the ongoing crisis in Mali. A short item from Radio France Internationale–English is a good reminder.

Via Afrikasources, Ang Marcus
Sim Kee Yew's insight:

This piece of news shows that racism is happening in Africa. Personally,I feel that Mali needs to learn the importance of racial harmony and needs to learn from other countries. It can firstly learn fro  it's neighbour South Africa. The racial harmony which Nelson Mandela has fought for. He was against black dominance and was against white dominance. He also had shown how important racial harmony is which I think Mali should learn from.

Ann Tan's curator insight, July 16, 2014 3:57 PM

Racism is one of the main cause to prejudice. I think that what MNLA is doing is wrong, they are bias towards the 'whites' which would raise the racial tension among the Africans. I think that fair and equally treatment among the Africans is very important. This is to bring harmony among them. I strongly think that the skin colour does not matter, and that they should learn to accept one another. I believe that without racism, it would resolve many conflicts and prejudices happening around the world.

Navas Ibraahim's curator insight, July 16, 2014 4:02 PM

Racism is actually a belief that inherent differences among the various human races that determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one's own race is superior and has the right to rule others. I strongly think that Mali should treat everyone in their country equally regardless of race or colour. Most human conflicts are caused mainly due the race factor which creates destruction and many social problems. In my perspective, I think that no one should judge anyone by looking at the colour of their skin tone or their race. It is who they really are that matters.


Ong Meng Kiat's curator insight, July 17, 2014 2:55 PM

This is a saddening story to see that discrimination is still so prevalent. Mali should learn to see everyone as the same kind, so that everyone can be happy and advance as a country at the same pace. It would do not good if we are fighting a "civil war" in our country as no one will stand to gain. Easing up tensions in Mali and having peace is the best remedy.

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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 | Conflict and prejudice |
Press TV
Extremists attack 2 mosques, torch 100s of Muslims' houses in Myanmar
Press TV
The extremists frequently attack Rohingyas and have set fire to their homes in several villages in Rakhine.

Via Infidel Patriot
Sim Kee Yew's insight:

This recent incident in Myanmar involved Buddhists setting fire to hundreds of Muslim houses and attacking muslims until the situation got so bad that riot police had to be called in.Until now,the myanmar government has refused to grant citizenship rights to thousands of stateless Rohingya muslims.These rohingyas had been frequently discriminated and faced torture, neglect, and repression in Myanmar for many years. Hundreds of them have been killed by the attacks by the buddhists which happen frequently.What I cannot believe is that it was actually the military who provided the weapons for the buddhists.This very clearly shows that the myanmar government,citizens and military are all up against the muslims.This shows how prejudice is present in myanmar. I personally think that the cause of this prejudice and conflict is because of cultural differences between buddhists and muslims. I feel that to solve this issue the two parties must learn to understand each other before the situation escalates into a terrifying civil war. Personally as a Singaporean,I hope that my country is keeping track with Myanmar's situation. In this way,we can continue to improve our society and live as singaporeans and as said in our pledge, "regardless of race,language or religion".We will thus build a more cohesive society and would continue to be ONE PEOPLE,ONE NATION,ONE SINGAPORE.

Dong Yutong's curator insight, July 16, 2014 9:53 AM
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.
Ann Tan's curator insight, July 16, 2014 3:07 PM

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 4:27 PM

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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Italy abandoning refugees to poverty and isolation, says report

Italy abandoning refugees to poverty and isolation, says report | Conflict and prejudice |
Council of Europe says African migrants granted asylum in Italy are being relegated to the margins of society and face racism...

Via ASGI, Ang Marcus
Sim Kee Yew's insight:

This shows very clearly how racism is happening when we do not expect it.The walls and cameras in the refugee village clearly shows the distrust with the migrants.I feel that everyone should accept each other regardless of their race,or any other factors which one cant control.

Teh Shi Yun's curator insight, July 14, 2014 4:26 PM

The Italian government did not have a proper planning for the African refugees, this shows how the government has shown very little interest in helping the African refugees. The African refugees were wrong thinking that they would lead a better and more comfortable life in Italy. Due to the neglection of the society which is an act of racism, they were unable to even have basic necessities which might be as bad or even worse than where they came from. The government should treat everyone fairly in the country since the country has already accepted the African refugees as part of them.

Ray Kang's curator insight, July 16, 2014 11:59 AM

As stated in the article, the African people have risked their lives searching for the refuges, I think it is basic human right to have a proper place to live in and receive education so that they can be self-reliant. The Italian government should take the responsibility to take care of its own people.

Navas Ibraahim's curator insight, July 16, 2014 4:41 PM

I strongly feel that it is an act of racism for Italy to not helping the people in Africa. In my perspective, I strongly believe that everyone should be treated equally as well as lend a helping hand to others regardless of race and religion. The government of Italy should teach its citizens to treat anyone regardless of which race or religion.