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Grassroots moves to quell Myanmar's communal violence -

Grassroots moves to quell Myanmar's communal violence - | Conflict and Prejudice_by Natasha Ho |
Grassroots moves to quell Myanmar's communal violence
YANGON, 15 July 2014 (IRIN) - In early July, a hundreds-strong mob of Buddhists converged on a shop in Mandalay, Myanmar's second largest city.
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After reading this article, it can be seen that conflicts can break out due to the thoughtless racial remarks or rumours passed on the social media. As technology advancements are relatively high these days, information can be disseminated at the speed of light. It just takes one insensitive soul to give a comment or criticize someone to start a racial conflict between the different races. I feel that people should stop stereotyping other people especially the Muslims. As we live in a multi-racial country, we should all be more sensitive towards others' feelings and at the same time be more aware and caring towards the people around us. What makes one person stands out or differs from another depends on the character they have rather than their skin colour or their different beliefs.

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RACIST TORMENT IN CLASSROOM | Conflict and Prejudice_by Natasha Ho |
How racist bullying made 14-year old Khadeja Fahat's school life a 'daily torment'

Via Justin Gjerazi, Daryl Koh, Gabriel Chia
Natasha Ho's insight:

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.

Teh Shi Yun's curator insight, July 14, 2014 9:21 AM

Having prejudice on someone that comes from a country where there were many terrorist is a cruel and unrightful act. Khadeja Fahat is one of many students that had to suffer from the acts of racism in her school. I felt very sorry towards her as she is just a innocent teenager and could not cope with such harsh comments and bullying moreover, she herself is not a terrorist and does not deserve such humiliation and torture from others. People should not stereotype anyone coming from the same country as a terrorists. The school should have taken action in this matter, not doing anything shows that it supports the unrightful act of racism.

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. 

Kasey Murray's curator insight, May 1, 2015 12:29 PM

Great example of how 9/11 affected the treatment of Muslims.

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Cotton Gin Employees Record Supervisor's Racist Remarks - ABC News

Cotton Gin Employees Record Supervisor's Racist Remarks - ABC News | Conflict and Prejudice_by Natasha Ho |
ABC News Cotton Gin Employees Record Supervisor's Racist Remarks ABC News Employees at an industrial Tennessee cotton gin filed a federal complaint against their former supervisor, accusing him of making racist comments and enforcing a whites-only...
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I feel that everyone should be treated fairly and equally. I don’t see why is it that different coloured skin people are treated differently from the latter. I think everyone deserves to be treated the same way and we should not discriminate other people just because of their differences. We should all be more welcoming and accepting everyone for who they are.

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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_by Natasha Ho |
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
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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. 

Dong Yutong's curator insight, July 16, 2014 5:49 AM

Children do not know how to differ what is right or wrong, and sometimes, they go too far. That is why bullying is a serious and common issue among the kids. Parents are playing an important role in it too, they are suppose to stop these and educate their child. It is definitely not a pleasant thing to be called by names.

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.

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.