Racial Violence Case Studies

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ARTICLES ABOUT RACISM IN SCHOOLS AND NEIGHBOURHOOD
RACIST VIOLENCE
STEPHEN NUGENT, SECRETARY, MEREDITH WILKIE, SENIOR RESEARCH OFFICER, ROBYN IREDAIE, DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH, NATIONAL INQUIRY INTO RACIST VIOLENCE
This article is a case study made in Australia by the Inquiry, where racist violence is defined as “a specific act of violence, intimidation or harassment carried out against an individual, group or organization on the basis of race, colour, descent or national or ethnic origin”.
The Inquiry had some problems obtaining information because there are not official statistics on racist attacks and victims of racist violence do not report the attacks. But they could conclude that two important groups are affected. The first groups is called
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As Judy Katz said, “Racism and ethnocentrism wrap white children up in a way that they cannot discover their self or their culture.” Also, Abraham F. Citron said that white children perceive themselves in the centre of the world because they have grown up with that illusion. Children who grow up in this way don’t have the opportunities to grow up emotional and intellectually, so they can’t feel humanity, and therefore they reject people who are different from them. As Judy Katz said, “USA culture is based in white laws so white people doesn’t have to confront their identity. White people don’t see themselves as white; they see themselves as individuals, and therefore, the lack of understanding themselves make white people to develop negative attitudes against minorities in aware as well as unaware levels.
The most basic thing in USA to build up an own identity in their society is to learn how to treat racism. Children who belong to oppressed groups due to racism have to learn how to fight the impact; white children have to learn how to be anti-racist. Furthermore, adults have to teach their children positive racial behaviours, but first adults have to learn to distinguish between racism and racial identity. Different racial identities exist. We can see them and children can too. These differences become racist when there are described as inferior or superior

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