All posts tagged with: discrimination

Minorities in the Arts

Posted September 9, 2014 no picture Kriyana Reddy

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There are two African-American women who have been on the arts radar recently--Misty Copeland and Keke Palmer. I've been following Keke Palmer since my parents introduced me to the movie Akeelah and the Bee seven years ago. She was refreshing and zesty with the right kind of sass. At the same time, she reminded me that an actress like her was an oddity in arts today. African-American, young, female and ambitious. A lethal combination of brains and beauty, Keke Palmer is taking Broa...


Life as an ethnic minority youth

Posted July 22, 2014 no picture Shana Guerrier

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Even if I'm a permanent resident of Hong Kong or even if I can still be considered as a Hong Konger by some people because I was born it, it still doesn't feel right to call this city "My Home." Like many of my fellow ethnic minorities, we are still stuck under that label. We are still part of the minority. For many, we should be thankful because we are given some "privileges" and get to enjoy the same rights as local residents. But my point in the matter is, being an EM student...


Chinese-Japanese Relations with youth and her family

Posted July 2, 2014 no picture Margaret Siu

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“Never buy a Japanese car or anything large that’s Japanese. We can’t forget what they did to us,” speaking in Chinese, my grandmother shook her head disapprovingly as she walked away from Japan House’s doors and into the parked car. The Volvo deftly slid out from the Japanese restaurant drive way onto the service road. My mother who is driving in the front seat gives a soft reproaching glance at her mother-in-law. I immediately stop the tickle war with my brother and s...


OneMinutesJr. Simple Math

Posted March 20, 2014 Avatar JulieVOY

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(Mohamed Mysoor Arshath, 15, Sri Lanka, 2014) Faced with discrimination, a young man teaches his instructor a lesson. Created at the 2014 Sri Lanka OneMinutesJr. workshop on "Child Rights in My World."


Plight of the Producers in Punjab

Posted February 22, 2014 no picture Bharath_GEMConnect_Chennai_India

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We all know that it’s the farmers who produce food for all the people. But the irony is that most of the farmers themselves are deprived of food security in many parts of the world. Now let us look at the problems faced by the farmers in the Sangrur district of Punjab which is proudly called as the “Farming heartland of India.” This is a very complex problem, as about 2000 farmers killed themselves in the state of Punjab due to the following reasons: 1. Increasing cost of...


They are human and capable too

Posted January 29, 2014 no picture Pontso SA

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The most marginalized children of the world can do much better and are better. All children, regardless of where and how they were born as well as what they were born with are entitled to survival, development, protection and care as well as a better standard of living and participation in governance and society. However, due to stigma, ignorance, neglect, superstition and communication barriers, these children find themselves isolated from the societies that they live in and...


Denouncing racism through a powerful short film

Posted December 5, 2013 Avatar KateVOY

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Interview with Elisa Moar. Learn more about Elisa's filmhere. What is your video about? This video was created to denounce any form of verbal violence and racism against aboriginal youth. Racism and insults are present every day in the lives of many young aboriginal people. Why did you make this video? What motivated you to make it? Everything started with a project called ‘’project footprint’’ that my high school in my community participated in. The original...


Is Anti-Discrimination law going far enough in UK?

Posted October 30, 2013 no picture BreedCompassion

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So I’ve been doing a lot of reading around discrimination and prejudice in civil law at the minute and I have to say I feel very proud to be Scottish reading how well equipped it is. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the legislation the Equality Act 2010 is the main piece of anti-discrimination legislation in the workforce. Within the act are a number of ‘protected characteristics’ that are protected by the act from prejudiced behaviour. These include age, disabilit...


Is there a market for fun, catchy music that doesn't demean women?

Posted July 24, 2013 no picture Katarzyna Pawelczyk

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Tap, tap, tap. You can’t help yourself; inadvertently you start to bob your head, tap your fingers on the closest surface. You turn up the volume. What an awesome song you think, the beat just makes you want to dance. You quickly shazam it to check the name and the artist. And then the inevitable happens; you begin paying attention to the lyrics and you’re not impressed (and that’s putting it lightly). You know what lyrics I’m talking about – they’re usually s...