Discrimination...

Philippines
December 12, 2010 7:41am CST
With the advent of internet, social networks and other means of getting in touch with various cultures and people from other country, still discrimination exist in varied places of this earth. Do you think people's mentality of discrimination would vanish?
8 responses
@maximax8 (27048)
12 Dec 10
It is a shame to say that in some areas of the world discrimination still exists. These days technology like television, radio, computers and cinema gives us knowledge of lots of different cultures. I am a primary school teacher and mostly the schools have over 90% white people. Sometimes I teach a class with one or two black people. In fact my first year of teaching I had a multi cultural classroom. There was a black girl from Martinique,a black boy from Barbados. There was also a white girl from France. The two French speaking girls got on well and chatted in French at playtimes. I liked to read picture books showing a multi cultural society. On Face Book people tend to stay in contact with friends that they know in real life and on-line perhaps. I like all people regardless of their color, culture and religion. I am very keen on traveling to different countries and I love to find out about other cultures.
• Philippines
14 Dec 10
Thanks for commenting maximax8. It is a good feeling to hear that many people wishes to eradicate prejudice and discrimination. You are very lucky to have influence on children, being their teacher. You contribute to forming a good environment to grow with for our children. Let me commend you for your noble job and I wish you all the luck in bringing hope to our future leaders. Happy mylotting.
• Philippines
12 Dec 10
That would be an ideal thing, for discrimination to vanish. I hope it does vanish but with varying opinions among people and cultures, it would be very difficult for discrimination to be gone.
• Philippines
14 Dec 10
Thanks for the input EnslinPorter. I too hope the same. Let it start with me, you and the rest of the guys who responded in this discussion. This way, we too contributed to a better world. Happy mylotting to you.
• Philippines
12 Dec 10
I hope discrimination vanishes cuz it's not really a good thing. People have the same rights no matter what part of the world they're in.
• Philippines
14 Dec 10
The same here frontvisions101. It would really be a nice place to live in a country or whichever country with equal treatment of the people. That way, you can perform at your best and you will live a life with less fear. Thanks for sharing.
@momof3kids (1903)
• Singapore
12 Dec 10
No discrimation will not vanish. It can with individual people but on the whole, it wont. I think thats where the saying 'you cannot teach an old dog new tricks' come up.
• Philippines
14 Dec 10
Thanks for sharing your opinion. I just hope there's a way to really improve the world. Less discrimination would be paradise. If all are in harmony, then it will be easy to live a fruitful life, one helping the others.
@toniganzon (44849)
• Philippines
12 Dec 10
I think it won't. Discrimination can arise from lack of education or cultural differences. In my country for example what we think as an ordinary expression might be a discriminatory remarks toward another race. So if we don't have the interest to learn and respect other people's culture, discrimination will not vanish at all.
• Philippines
14 Dec 10
If discrimination rooted from lack of education and from cultural differences, then to lessen discrimination, our governments should think of elevating the standard of education and exposing learners to different cultures. However, another problem would be, where to get additional funds for free education and how to prepare a program or course that would be acceptable to all. Thanks for sharing.
@visavis (5945)
• Philippines
12 Dec 10
Actually for me that mentality of discrimination would not avoid anywhere. we are all differ from each other and culture will affect, the level of country you belongs... see you around
• Philippines
14 Dec 10
You are right. Our differences are the reasons behind it. Won't it help if there's a universal understanding of what is right? I am quite idealistic. It may really seem impossible to totally remove discrimination. But I still hope for a better world. Thanks for sharing your opinion.
• Ecuador
12 Dec 10
I hope some day in the future, discrimination ends and we all can live in peace, but I know is almost impossible. I know I discriminate any kind of people sometimes, and I know it is not ok., but can't control it. I'll try to be less discriminative and hope other people also try to be less racist with other people just because of their skin color, their beliefs, or theIR culture.
• Philippines
14 Dec 10
Thanks for sharing your views. People are like that - they tend to discriminate because of the superiority complex or inferiority complex level of each person. And a good thing that you said is you know it is not right. Accepting is the first step. This way, you'll get to control yourself and not be part of the bandwagon. I try my best to accept all people and not to discriminate. My job is to be fair with everyone. I hope I am doing it well and I hope I am successful in treating everyone the same. Happy mylotting.
@megamatt (14332)
• United States
14 Dec 10
Discrimination is really something that will always exist in some form. Even though we understand a lot of things, there are still many people that never want to understand overs. I think that discrimination will never vanish. It might be around in different forms, both subtle and blatant. Not a good thing, but its just a part of life.