Experiencing racism at a young age

Experiencing racism at a young age

Can you imagine how a child would feel when they are told by their classmates or even teachers that they are less valued or less liked because of their skin colour and background?

Yet, racial bullying is amongst top five biggest concerns in Australian schools according to Victoria state government.

Where do kids learn to judge each other according to their race? Children start adopting the values of their families and later on – the society from a young age.

So why must we stand up and fight against racism? Because every act of racism in public (on the train, on the bus or on the streets) that’s been tolerated is telling the children who are watching that – it’s ok to judge and discriminate.

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Before entering 4th grade, my family moved to the very white town of Forest Lake, MN from the very diverse city of Saint Paul, MN.

I was never fully aware that I was “different” in Saint Paul but I learned how I definitely was in Forest Lake.

I was sad to be leaving my friends but super excited because our new house was beautiful. I got along with everyone at my new school and I made friends rather quickly. I was always a little boy-crazy as a child. I always passed around my new and updated “hot list” to my girlfriends, obviously hoping they’d show my list to my top boys.

There was this boy, we’ll call him D, who joined our class in the middle of the year but some of the boys had known him already since they were tykes in hockey together. I thought he was so…

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Experiencing racism at a young age

Can you imagine how a child would feel when they are told by their classmates or even teachers that they are less valued or less liked because of their skin colour and background?

Yet, racial bullying is amongst top five biggest concerns in Australian schools according to Victoria state government.

Where do kids learn to judge each other according to their race? Children start adopting the values of their families and later on – the society from a young age.

So why must we stand up and fight against racism? Because every act of racism in public (on the train, on the bus or on the streets) that’s been tolerated is telling the children who are watching that – it’s ok to judge and discriminate.

Source: Experiencing racism at a young age

A special thanks to Hunida for the story 🙂 Please give her a follow or maybe even a message of encouragement.