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RACIST TORMENT IN CLASSROOM

RACIST TORMENT IN CLASSROOM | Conflicts Based On Racism (Daryl_Koh_06) | Scoop.it
How racist bullying made 14-year old Khadeja Fahat's school life a 'daily torment'

Via Justin Gjerazi
Daryl Koh's insight:

After reading the article, I feel that the school students in school should NOT and should NEVER have these type of thinking. Because seeing is not always the truth. She might be different from the rest, but that does not mean that others can say that she was behind the 9/11 attack and that she has a bomb in her bag. Everyone has feelings and especially girls, they will take a very long time to forget what one has once said to her, or even not forget it at all. So, I encourage everyone not to judge a book by its cover.

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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.

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Hospital accused of RACISM, negligence after death - Sydney Morning Herald

Hospital accused of RACISM, negligence after death - Sydney Morning Herald | Conflicts Based On Racism (Daryl_Koh_06) | Scoop.it
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
Daryl Koh's insight:

After reading the story, I really feel very sorry and saddened by this story and for the family for the loss of their son. After scrutinizing all of the details, this particular family was an Aboriginal one. His son has been complaining of having frequent chest pains. They called an ambulance, but by the time the ambulance arrived, it was a tad bit too late. It was due to the fact that he was an Aboriginal so the paramedics did not send him to the hospital to receive proper medical attention. This is a very bad practice in the medical field. I believe that as long as anyone is injured or suffering from any illness, they should and must be attended to as immediately as possible. It does not mean that if you are of a different race. No one deserves to be put down by others’.

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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.

Ng E-Lin's curator insight, July 13, 2014 9:38 AM

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. 

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African Americans in SF arrested at high rates, analysis finds

African Americans in SF arrested at high rates, analysis finds | Conflicts Based On Racism (Daryl_Koh_06) | Scoop.it
Although African Americans constitute 6 percent of San Francisco’s population, they are about seven times more likely to be arrested than whites, who represent 41.8 percent of the city’s population, according to an analysis of recently released...

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Having read through the passage, I have mixed feelings about the arrest in San Francisco. I believe that the cause of this is because the police have a mentality already set in them and that is all dark skinned people are bad people. This is a common misconception among many people. We should not think like that towards them as at the end of the day all of us are human. No one can select what race they want to be or what colour skin they have. It is just all because of the improper upbringing and the mind-set that is already “pre-programmed” inside all of us. But the reality of it is that people come into the neighbourhood like police officers that may be from a different experience, and they have all these stereotypes and misconceptions and misunderstandings and come in with the mind state that this community is criminal.

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