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Racist man on the London Underground

A racist man on the London unground starts shouting abusive and racist remarks at Japanese passenger then threatens to kill other passenger on train.

Via Rilwan Unfazed
Winston Chua's insight:

I definitely think this man is so unreasonable. Even if a japanese killed his relative, he should not throw abuse at random japanese people. This type of racist people who discriminate against a certain race is the cause of most conflicts, and definitely cannot be punished lightly.

jerriel wai's curator insight, July 13, 2014 12:14 PM

Well, this is pretty ridiculous and stupid but i guess the guy was high or drunk or something so he probably wasn't thinking straight. I'm glad that at least someone stood up for this bullshit and defended the fellow japanese.This guy should honestly be put on counselling or something because this behaviour in public is unacceptable.Even if there was a conflict back in the days, the japanese people now have nothing to blame as it is their ancestors and not them who made those decisions.

Ishwer Singh's curator insight, July 14, 2014 9:14 AM

This man is angry with the japanesepassenger as his family member was killed by japanese. i find this extremely unfair for the japanese passenger..he cant blame the japanese passenger just because the person who killed his family memebr is of the same origin as the passenger.this man also starts to threaten to kill other passengers on board. i think that this man needs to learn some self control as if he says the wrong thing to the wrong person, matter will escalate very quickly.

Ray Kang's curator insight, July 16, 2014 6:57 AM

I have read some of the comments under this youtube vedio and to my delight, I found that this phenomenon is widely condemned by the people, this shows that racism is has become a minority. The idea of anti-racism is well-received by most of the people. I believe that the issue of racism will vanish if we continue to follow this trend.

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Arab/Black Conflict: A Colonial Gift to Africa That Keeps on Giving | Black Agenda Report

Arab/Black Conflict: A Colonial Gift to Africa That Keeps on Giving | Black Agenda Report | conflicts based on racism |

The U.S. and European media frame “racial” conflicts among the peoples of Africa as endemic to the continent, rather than a legacy and tool of colonial rule. However, “the crisis in Mali is not a simple conflict between two racial groups that can’t get along, even if race is somewhere in the mix.”

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Winston Chua's insight:

I feel that the conflicts between the arab black and white in Mali is just ridiculous. Everyone knows its not a simple conflict where it is not about two races that cannot get along each other, but I am sure that they are still able to make peace.

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Teaching about Racism in Japan

Is there racism and discrimination in Japan? I was surprised to find out that almost all of my high school students (about 1000 students) were not aware of t...

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Winston Chua's insight:

There are a lot of discrimination in Japan but many students do not know that. Maybe it is because of how they are influenced. They discriminate against Koreans or even Okinawa people. A lot of this discrimination is wrong. People might say they are loud, party too much, but it is definitely wrong.

Nathan Soh's curator insight, July 13, 2014 6:55 AM

I feel that racism and discrimination is a very redundant thing and not many people know about its existence in their own country. Be it against Koreans, or blacks, it is still a problem. It enrages me when i think of being discriminated just because i am different. It just isn't fair. 

huang junyi's curator insight, July 13, 2014 8:19 AM

After watching this video, I realised that many Japanese people were oblivious about their country's racist nature. I think it is because the Japanese government had censored most of racist issues thus,  Compared to the Germans I don’t think the Japanese sense of racial superiority is that specific. There is a sense of Japan’s superiority politically speaking. I think the sense of Japan’s superiority fundamentally comes from the fact that Japan is a unique country because of its emperor system, it’s a divine country, that kind of thing. That is why Japanese dislike foreigners coming to their country as they are afraid that foreigners might ruined their traditional ways and culture. The Japanese people want to preserve their culture very badly. In another words, I dare to say that Japanese people are rigid and narrow-minded, I think ten years down the road if japan is still like that, it's economy will go down hill. 

Emily Lai Yin's curator insight, July 13, 2014 9:57 AM

It first surprised me to know that students in Japan are not aware of racism and discrimination in their own country. but I came to realised that they were most probably influenced by the older generation when they were young. such discrimination to people with different races and origins such as Koreans, Okinawans and burakumins are quite severe and for most students to not realise it must mean that they were mostly likely raised in a way that they were being taught to discriminate people for their origins naturally. this situation certainly needs to be changed as the discrimination will only get from ad to worse as time passes if nothing is done to stop this "natural discrimination".