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Toddlers Taught Anti-Racism Lessons

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CHILDREN as young as three are being taught anti-racism lessons as part of the first NSW Government-funded program designed to stamp out bigotry from a young age.

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Blue Bunting (855)
Friday January 25, 2008, 6:48 pm
And where do you think "toddlers" learn "to hate" ... they either learn it in their homes or in their schools; no child is born to hate and murder; hate is taught.

Ask the U$ military, they teach our youth how to hate and murder "others" every single day ...


Ali Hirst (286)
Friday January 25, 2008, 6:51 pm
Well at least we don't have a huge racism problem here to start with so the Government stepping in with Pre-schoolers here at age 3 is a good beginning for this generation.

Ali Hirst (286)
Friday January 25, 2008, 6:52 pm
For starters black and white are not secreated in Australia...they go to the same schools, hotels, rest rooms, restaurants...there is NO BIAS here at all. They can go anywhere they please.

Eduardo L (101)
Friday January 25, 2008, 7:13 pm
I agree with Blue that hatred and racism are not inherited. They are acquired diseases, which are spread through members of family and school. Military teaches soldiers to identify and destroy their enemies.

RC d (418)
Saturday January 26, 2008, 4:16 am
This is the way to do it. When my son was a baby, I began teaching him that racism, discrimination on the basis of gender, orientation, color, etc. were wrong. He grew up to be a most compassionte, understanding young man who was takne from this world too soon.

Sally-Jane Walsh (6)
Saturday January 26, 2008, 2:44 pm
It's a good start, I guess. I have raised our children with a no-racism attitude. I hope it stays with them all their lives. And to Cate Groves....I'am sorry for your loss. There's nothing in the world worse than burying your own child. I know, I've been there. My sympathies go out to you. s-j

Ali Hirst (286)
Saturday January 26, 2008, 9:53 pm
I didn't have one of both so just put a picture of a child up...hope that I didn't offend anyone but we don't have racism here in Australia like it is overseas. We don't have segregated places for whites and blacks...any colour can go to the same schools, bars, clubs, bathrooms, anywhere....there is nothing like it is in the USA here in Australia

Past Member (0)
Saturday January 26, 2008, 10:17 pm
I agree with you Blue. We teach our generations to shoot to kill anyone who the government says are a problem, threat or more like a threat to their profits. Particularly if they impede on the corporation's profits. They are all murderers and liars and until the man in the amour puts down his weapon, it will be very difficult to teach our children acts of compassion in a hypocritical system that is devoured by mass consumerism.

Donn M (56)
Saturday January 26, 2008, 10:47 pm
Thank goodness our soldiers are taught how to kill the enemy, and not just blow kisses to those about to blow them away.
Unfortunately racial prejudice exists and it always will, but teaching kids early may help.

LucyKaleido ScopeEyes (82)
Sunday January 27, 2008, 4:03 am

Unfortunately, the "enemy" is often assimilated to some sort of sub-human species, and whether it be in Iraq now, or Vietnam, in the sixties & seventies, racist insults/labels/slurs seem always to be a part of the "ammunition" soldiers receive with their equipment. Easier to kill someone who is not a human like us... easier to torture, too, or condone others' torturing.

The problem is of course that wars end some day, but the racist underpinnings are grafted into people's minds --how long has it been since France's colonial war to keep Algeria ended ? The damages of years of racism against Algerians & other North Africans have wreaked havoc in French society, producing the underclass of big city suburban ghettos, with rampant unemployment and exclusion from the mainstream. Now these suburban ghettos burst into violence regularly and people realize society's got a big problem to solve.

Racism doesn't pay !
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