Have You Ever Undergone Any Sorts of Discrimination?What Was Your Feeling Then?
August 13, 2009 1:08am CST
Maybe this would be an offending question. Actually I have ever undergone many sorts of dicrimination since I came to this world. The unfairness of education in China is extremely severe. Which primary school you are to study in fully depends on where you live. And to tell you the truth, I live in a wrong place and have to agree to study in a rather low-level primary school. The primary schools in China are in condition of extraordinary disparity. The immigrant workers' children have to study in the poorest schools. When all these children in the same city get together because of competitions or some other reasons, dicrimination happens. That is really sad. Abrat.
13 Aug 09
Being white you'd think that I'd never encountered racism. Strangely enough I have; in a weird way. Most of my life I've been associated with the First Nations. At 16 I lived on reserve with my stepmom. Well, I guess my ex-stepmom. Anyways, her entire family was wonderful. They accepted me right off the bat. One day the class went a couple towns over to the skihill there. While I was sitting with my cousins having lunch I had some white guy come over to our table and tell me that he thought i'd be more comfortable sitting with "my own kind". Before my cousin could get up and hit the guy I said to him that I chose "my kind" based on IQ not colour. I said it quite loud and it wasn't only my table that was laughing at that poor guy. Looking back on it now; I probably could have handled that a little better.
13 Aug 09
I really appreciate it when you share your story with us. As an Asian, I find that there are many Asian friends here and also American, European and Australian friends. Although to be Asian discrimination is really a problem to be faced with, yet I feel I am lucky that I make the acquaintance with mylot where there are no geographical or psychological boundaries and people can have heart-to-heart conversations so as to reduce the misunderstanding. Some hatred is deliberately started by politicians. Happiness belongs to the world forever. Abrat.
• United States
14 Aug 09
Well discrimination no but I was called some nasty things having to do with my Native American background and by a black man too. My husband was discriminated against we believe. He went to a job interview and got all the way to the end where is sounded like it was going so well when the guy giving the interview asked "you're Hispanic right?" My husband does look like he is but he's not and he told him so. Suddenly the guy rushed him out the door and said we'll call you if the answer is yes. He was told by a guy in the area that they had to fill some minority quota or something but who knows for sure. So sorry to hear that the children are treated so over there.
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
13 Aug 09
I think most of us can relate to at least some form of disrimination. I have experienced it on several ocaisions for various reasons. I was questioned once, pretty rudely I might add, by one of my daughters teachers reguadring our religion (pagan), it was a subtle thing but still pretty rude, and this was AFTER the teacher had heard about her being harassed by several kids at school over it, they were chanting "burn that witch" and other incredibly ignorant things. I have encountered out right racism a number of times, while still living in conneticut.....because I as white. And I have even experienced it right here on mylot on a few ocaisions. Education here isn't so much class based, though if you are well off enough and can afford a private school, the education is generaly better than the public school system.