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Rockets from Gaza aren't only source of fear in Jerusalem - Macon Telegraph (blog)

Rockets from Gaza aren't only source of fear in Jerusalem - Macon Telegraph (blog) | Conflict and Prejudice |
Macon Telegraph (blog)
Rockets from Gaza aren't only source of fear in Jerusalem
Macon Telegraph (blog)
Political scientist Yaron Ezrahi of Hebrew University described “a wave of violent racism.” “The substance has ...
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This shows us that war, fights and conflicts among other countries is not always leading to fear, but also a form of violent racism. This affects a greater group of people in the country. They do not think of how important is each and everyones' lives.

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Identity Conflicts Aren’t Just for Mixed People. I’m Black and I Have Them, Too

Identity Conflicts Aren’t Just for Mixed People. I’m Black and I Have Them, Too | Conflict and Prejudice |

"To white Americans, I’m black. To black Americans, I’m African. To Africans, I’m Nigerian and to Nigerians, I’m Urhobo—my father’s ethnic group located in the Delta region of the country—although my parents are from two different ethnic groups. My mother is Yoruba... I get antsy when asked, “Where are you from?” and usually just blurt out “Nigeria” because it accounts for my name’s origins, which is often what the curiosity on the part of the person asking is about. But when people ask if I was born there and I explain that I wasn’t, it usually leads to follow-up questions... ...some people assume that I’ve always been here and want to know where in the States I’m from. I don’t really know how to answer that. Is it where I went to college? Or is it where I now live... Having traveled, lived and claimed citizenship in so many different places, I don’t feel entirely comfortable picking a simplified cultural identity. For now I’m working on ways to tailor my answers to suit the questions I’m asked, while keeping them easy to understand and still true to who I am."

Via Community Village Sites, Woo Jia Xin
Yousuf Ponipo's insight:

In this case, the prejudice is against race, nationality and colour. Mainly, it was because the woman was black. In this world, most of the white people are against the blacks. This perception comes about no where but just the look and appearance of a person.

Woo Jia Xin's curator insight, July 13, 2014 7:25 AM

I think that it is not right that people find that using the word 'home' tasking. This woman in the article is born in America, but raised through highschool in Nigeria. To Americans, she cannot claim to be a native because of her English accent. However, she also cant claim to be a native in Nigeria as she was born in America. I think that people, when faced with such circumstances, should simply answer the question truthfully and not be afraid of their origins, without having to 'tailor my answers to suit the questions I'm asked' For an example, if she was to be asked "Where are you from?" in America, she can reply, "I was born here, but i studied in Nigeria."  

steffiquah's curator insight, July 16, 2014 7:20 AM

After I read this article, I felt very upset. People are people, they are all equal. Why should any country be ashamed of a black person being a citizen of their country? Other than the colour of their skin, they are every bit the same as us. They should not feel any less unwelcomed as the whites. The blacks should stand up for their rights, and not be ashamed of who they are. Only when they step out of their self pity and decide to make a change, then a change can happen.

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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
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In this article, a student was bullied everyday in her school because of her religion. She was bullied to the extent where she was not able to eat and sleep properly. This is a very inconsiderate act by the students towards other religions. 

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.