Racism In School
There are many global problems in the world that poison the life of society. Children are always taught to fight with each of them. After all, there are problems that children repeat after adults transferring to their carefree life and one of such terrible diseases of mankind is racism. Children are always very kind and innocent by nature. “At birth, we are like cartilage – soft, flexible tissue. By the same natural process by which cartilage becomes hard bone, the soft, tender heart of an innocent child can become hardened by the circumstances into which she is born.” (1) They always find a common language with each other, even if they are not able to speak yet. Why does racism appear in schools? Where does it come from and what to do in order to get rid of it forever?
Children always repeat after their parents. Even if the second ones behave like they do not show any sign when they meet a person with a different skin colour, this does not mean that the kids do not feel this and subconsciously do not copy. Parents 1st of all must have respectful attitude to all people on the planet, then the children will not behave badly with the kids of another race. Stereotypes, prejudices, including racial ones, are transmitted from generation to generation for that many centuries that there is a fear that this will never end.
Scientists have recently proved that not only parents and people around are setting their children against other races, but the kids themselves are slightly racist from birth as well. This is because a little person is accustomed to seeing only one colour of skin on the face of mom and dad. And he treats the others with suspicion. And this is human nature. Listening to the voices of parents, children are not that glad when they hear another language or even accent.
Usually, when children grow up and start to have their own opinion on the condition of correct, tolerant upbringing, they forget about it, make friends with different appearance, skin colour and incision. Some people, on the contrary, become more embittered, that is why many children around the world suffer from humiliation. Most of them do not even tell their parents about it at home, because they are afraid. They are afraid for their parents as well who, in a fit of noble anger and the desire to protect their child, can also suffer from this. Not all such cases are brought to court. Some prefer to solve these problems in person, which causes even more harm.
“Weakness is what brings ignorance, cheapness, racism, homophobia, desperation, cruelty, brutality, all these things that will keep a society chained to the ground, one foot nailed to the floor.” (2) I would like all people to be strong and kind. We are able to defeat this terrible phenomenon. But everyone should start with himself, help his neighbours, learn to understand them and take them unconditionally. It’s extremely easy – to give warmth to people and treat them with an open heart.
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