The Problems We’ve Created
TABLE OF CONTENTS Discrimination in the World-Harry The discrimination needs to stop because WE ARE HUMAN!
Our Image-Meha The images that we have created of each other are important to destroy.
Help the Veterans-Leo As people of our society we should support our troops.
Equality is Important - Nour If you want people to care about show you care and help everyone.
Race Equality- Reem Everyone should be treated fairly, and should not be judged by their race.
Discrimination in The World BY: Harry Ferguson
We Have a Problem A survey of 811 women, 99 percent experienced discrimination by men, 1 in 4 African Americans get racist comments a night. 8 out of 10 people with disabilities get bullied a day. People need to stop being discriminated no matter if they are a girl or a boy, black or white or have a disability. We need to put a stop to this because of everyone matters.
Civil Rights I believe skin colour is one of the most discriminated topics. According to Newsela, a black baseball player went up to bat and got racist remarks towards him from the crowd he felt embarrassed and then afterwards his coach told the public that it was not right so after at his next game everyone was screaming sorry, your amazing and things like that. Later Adam told the public and press that all Adam wanted was to be normal, what Adam meant was to look at his inside, not his skin colour. This shows that black people are getting racism and it needs to stop because it is not right ever. This matters because the world could be a better and more peaceful world if people looked inside and not out.
Disadvantages A famous scientist/mathematician said this when trying to ﬁnd an assistant to help him with his experiments when one of the candidates told him not to choose one of the other candidates due to a disability this is when he said “Everybody is a Genius. But If You Judge a Fish by Its Ability to Climb a Tree, It Will Live Its Whole Life Believing that It is Stupid”-Albert Einstein. Bob Woodward
Proved this when he interviewed his father who tried out for Alberts assistant and heard about it. Bob’s interview shows how people need to consider that just because people have a disability does not mean they are not human they are just having to work harder in their daily lives
Women Rights Women and young ladies are constantly discrimination and it is not right. A review of 811 ladies showed that 99 percent experienced segregation by men. The survey of 811 women explains how men think they are superior to women but really they are not. The fact that in 1918 men over 21 were allowed to vote and then took the Congress of America another 10 years for women to vote is wrong. The reason this is wrong is that women matter just as much as men do so the fact that it took the Congress of America a whole 10 years to ﬁnally get women to vote is not needed and wrong
What we Need to do Individuals need to quit being segregated regardless of in the event that they are a young lady or a kid, dark or white or have a disadvantage. We have to put a stop to this in the light of the fact that everybody matters. People have to be able to walk and talk without being segregated and if you see this thing happening, stop being a bystander and do something about it because this needs to end NOW!
Our Image by: Meha Raina Looks play a critical role in how every individual distinguishes themselves and others. Often we are discouraged based on our skin tone, gender, race and what others think of ourselves. We lose our self-esteem and get pressured by our surroundings because we don’t want to be ‘different’. We are all human. We were made to be different. We are beautiful. And we need to start realizing that we are never going to be the perfect people that we are pressured into being. We are diversely beautiful in ways we don’t even think of. And we, as a team, a community, a whole, should freely be able to be who we truly are, and who we want to be; race, ethnicity and gender shouldn’t stop us from doing this. We shouldn’t be raindrops; each the same, dull and gray- but snowflakes; elegant and diverse in our own way.
Sexism and your TV Stereotypes of women are one of the creators of the raindrops that we are coming to be. According to an article called “Hair and Makeup of Female News Anchors ,” by Allure, “The expectations for male anchors are not as exacting as those for their female counterparts.” The beauty experts in the dressing room of the anchors also say that they work on women right up close to their face for over 40 minutes every single day. Is this really necessary? Were tv shows destined to have women with a layer of makeup and skirts? Allure also states that in the perspective of a female anchor, “The minute you do one thing wrong, they blast you. Women are held to such a high, high standard. And you need to look good, be beautiful because if you don’t, you get turned off.” These gender roles are harmful to women. They put a fit stereotype of how women should look and act, just because of their gender. Women should be accepted to wear what they wish
to wear,‘boy clothes or not. Katie Couric, an anchor of CBS, NBC, ABC, and Yahoo!, dislikes this too. In an article by Allure, Couric flatly states,“I just don’t think turning everyone into a Barbie doll is a good thing. It’s very objectifying to women. I want to look more like the people watching me.” She later adds, “I didn’t want to wear a hugely expensive couture Dolce & Gabbana suit because a) I’m frugal and b) I don’t like the message it sends — it wasn’t me.” Women weren’t always made to be pretty and fit for fancy clothes, and they don’t necessarily want to wear horrendous amounts of makeup everyday just to fit the standards and look ‘normal’ while presenting to the audience. And it's not always true that we want to see those shiny layers of lip gloss while watching women talk on tv. Let women wear what they want to be, and more importantly, be who they want to be.
Basketball is for All Religion is also one of the areas where citizens should be able to do this.Many countries such as Belgium and Austria have banned hijab wearing in public. This is cruel, and discrimination towards muslim women, saying that they have the right to follow their religion. But it has gotten further than this. In an article called “Slam dunk for Muslim women!” , by Newsela, Bilqis Abdul Qadir, a Muslim woman living in the U.S, wasn’t able to move on with her basketball dream due to her hijab and the rule of no hijabs in FIBA. Hijabs are headwear that muslim women are recommended to wear due to religious reasons.“Wearing a hijab can be a very personal choice. But a hijab is not the only thing that a Muslim woman stands for,”Bilqis said."It's hard being a young Muslim woman in America. It takes strength to walk outside and look different than anyone else." We should be proud of our religions, not have to find courage in ourselves to face the society just because of our religions. Muslim women are also falsely seen to be ‘quiet’ and to do what they are told. After FIBA eventually raised the ban, Bilqis said that ‘there are no words for the feelings she's having.’ Bilquis, as a role model, shows the world that they can break down the barriers that we have
created,by fighting for what we love. We all seek freedom and opportunities, and religious followings should never be the barrier stopping us from pursuing our dreams.
The Colors of Racism We need to be able to be who we are, not let others make us be who we aren’t. Racist stereotypes continue with the thought that they are a lightly taken joke. In an article by Newsela called “One Way for Actors to Fight Racism is to Create Their Own Content ,” Justin Chon fights through money and what’s right in the film industry. Chon had been asked to try out for an acting part that he felt might have been racist. He said, “I thought that I would be unemployed if I said no to every single part that might be racist.” This was crucial to this actor because, in the past, he had done fake Chinese accents for T-Mobile commercials, because ‘if he didn’t do it, someone else would’. Justin added, “A few actors had gathered together and were talking very seriously….I asked them how the tryout went. One told me disgustedly, ‘They want an Asian accent.’ I was disturbed.” Even acting in a fake Asian accent portrays Asians in a racist and offensive way. Accents shouldn’t be mean or mocking towards the audience. And they shouldn’t ever be used just for the splash of comedic effect;accents are a part of ethnicity and not a topic of ridicule. Justin Chon is currently working on creating a new movie about 2 Korean brothers. He said that he wanted a true Asians voice to be heard in the right way. Justin has the right,which no one can take away from him,to show the world the real Asian side to life;not the superficial accents that we have been falsely seeing. In the words of Christina Aguilera, “We're beautiful, no matter what they say.” We should be able to be who we want, and who we are; nobody should be able to stop us from doing that. Keep in mind that there’s no point of going out of your way to be accepted. Because when you look at yourself in the mirror, you should see yourself as diverse and beautiful. You are a snowflake, an individual,a craft of importance. Because there is no ugly, there is no way to be ‘good enough’. Don’t let others pollute your self-esteem with the words of ‘popularity’ and materialistic idiocy, but embrace yourself and acknowledge the colors and diversity of this world. Because we are snowflakes; diverse and beautiful in our own ways. So be yourself, with no shame, because that’s the best person you can be. And that can fix just one of the problems that we’ve created.
Help The Veterans By: Leonidas Pacheco “Mankind must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind.”John F. Kennedy said this before the united nations on september 25, 1961. I believe that this is completely true. Slowly war is killing mankind and the soldiers who deal with it are not getting the treatment that they deserve. In World War 2 about 80 million soldiers were killed alone and thousands more were injured and about 8,572,054 died in world war one with millions more injured. Soldiers are the ones that have to deal with the wars so they should be treated with the proper care.
Veteran Possible Mental Issues Over the years war has caused multiple deaths. To soldiers who have seen death, this can cause trauma. Soldiers should be helped with things such as trauma. Trauma is bad because it can lead to a person losing their sense of security and responding in multiple bad emotions. This can also cause them to have flashbacks which would mean that they see, hear, and smell the place that caused the trauma. These are called triggers. Trauma can also cause other things such as: lose of selfefficacy, as well as to lose the ability to regulate emotions and navigate relationships. People who experience trauma might turn to Psychoactive substances such as Alcohol. They turn to these things to escape or dampen the feelings they get from trauma. After a while, emotional exhaustion might set in. This could lead to distraction and the difficulty or even impossibility of thinking clearly. Instead of letting the soldiers fight trauma alone, people should help the soldiers deal with trauma.
What is being done to help In some countries such as brittain they have taken action to help wounded soldiers. This is not enough. According to the Independent, a British newspaper, soldiers will receive the resources that they need And that if the soldiers are wounded in battle, that they will receive the best care they can receive which includes long term
care. Even though this is a good thing, The british government closed all dedicated military hospitals. This is bad because In the war in iraq, many soldiers that were injured have to go to NHS units that were unprepared for them. In some cases, Mixing military and the public caused “friction”. countries need to have places for soldiers recuperate from any possible injuries.
What Can I do to Help? Whether it is a war dog or a soldier wounded or traumatized, we should help them. Whether you are a child or a parent you could help the soldiers. You can donate money to organizations such as the VOC(Veterans Outreach Center) or you can spread the word that Soldiers need support. Remember that even as sixth graders that we are still aware of what is happening in the world. We need to act now to support the soldiers. Some people are supporting soldiers but that is not enough. We must all participate in the support of soldiers.
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Equality is Important By: Nour Kamel “ ‘In early 2015, we began to see some signs that we were getting close.’ Google engineer Nathaniel Fairﬁeld said he is when the cars were able to drive on their own longer without a human taking over.” From the article, Google allows a man who is blind to test its new driverless car, by Newsela staff. This idea is important because this makes the blind or disabled person think that people around him want to help and they care about the other people around the world. This idea shows that we are all humans and all of the humans should be treated equally. Everyone wants to be represented this shows that everyone is equal in life and that everyone's voice matters, so it is important to represent everyone if you can, people want to feel the same as in happy. It is great to be represented, for example, in Newsela there was an article that said that the smartphone production companies should also add the emojis for the Muslim people, as in add hijab to the ladies on the emoji board. Another way is that if someone is blind and there is a funny video you could at least describe what happens and they might feel thankful. I had this idea after watching a video that shows the reactions of the people in America, the producer, the youtube channel FBE, that was helping make the video ending up explaining what happened in the video in front of the screen, since the elderly had a difﬁculty seeing what was going on in the video. The elderly was happy to hear and he started to laugh after imagining what happened in the video. Many people around the world are always holding back on doing what they like, this is because there are people out there that are not helping to stop racism and sexism in their everyday life. This makes them think that people do not care about them, and they would go by being non-noticed. Even myself, my sister, she is 4 years old, was in the park playing with the random kids that will play with her. When this boy came,
was about her age, when she saw him she said, “I do not want to play with him,” That is when I asked her why, and she replied by saying, “I don’t want to play with him because he is black!”. I was very surprised that at this age she would think in that way. Also, it was offending to hear a 4-year-old say that, this is because there are people around the world that are important to the life of everyone and all of them have a different way of looking at things, I am not saying what you think is wrong, yet it is not always right either. People around the world are different and will never be the same. In the end, we all share the same world. Even though most of us have different beliefs, all beliefs share the same thought of being kind to people and help people in need. Think about YOUR belief, you will see that you have a place of improvement, to change the way you look at the world and ﬁnd out the things you can do to make the world equal again. All I’m saying is you can represent someone in your own way, then do it and make you and the people around you feel better. Keep in mind that you are a human in this society and you can make a great change, by adding a smile on someone’s face to representing people around you in all the different ways possible. Here is a question you have to answer: What would you do if you were compared to a person with a higher rank? Also, nothing or I don’t care is not an answer. You should not be “happy” and “cheerful” when there is someone out there that thinks that you are nothing and you do not matter to the world, just like anyone worldwide. You should not be “okay” when there is someone is bullying someone out there, making someone out there feel that they do not matter. I am not saying that you should not be happy, I’m saying that you should care about what people think about the world around you, this is because you do, making someone out there think they are worthless, you should not be okay with any of this, and only you know how you can stop it in your own way. So, all I’m asking is this if you feel that there is someone out there feels worthless, help them make it stop.
By: Reem Murad
"It’s easier to empathize when we have similar experiences with someone who looks the same as us," says Lauren Owen, a teacher with light skin and a Harvard graduate. People are treated differently by their race and this isn’t right. Everyone should be able to feel comfortable with where they are from or how they look, and nobody should not be judged by their race. According to the article, "Do teachers treat children differently based on their color? Study says yes," darkskinned students are four times more likely to get suspended from school than lighter skinned students and are two times more likely to get expelled. This is because teachers tend to treat black children harsher than white children. Researchers at Yale University say this harshness towards black students is caused by implicit bias which is treating or thinking that some people can be better than others. Impact bias is unfair to everyone because we all deserve to feel equal. It can make someone feel like they can’t do something that anyone can do because of their race, which isn’t right because everyone has a chance for everything. Another example for this is from the article, Opinion: Minority students can thrive if stress and bias are reduced, which says that Abigail Fisher, a student with lighter skin tried to get into the University of Texas. She failed, but she found out that someone who has dark skin but got a worse grade had been accepted, which proves that they were judging Abigail Fisher by her race instead of her grades. This is unfair because everyone should have an equal chance of everything, and should not feel like they aren’t allowed to do something because of their race. In conclusion, people should not be judged by their race or skin color. Everyone is the same even if they may not look like it, so everyone deserves to be treated fairly. We should not assume something about a person because of
their race. We need to make sure that everyone is feeling welcome and treated fairly. Everyone should feel comfortable with their race, and should not feel like people will judge them.
Works Cited Racial Equality . https://www.pinterest.com/explore/racialequality/ . The Race Equality Manifesto . www.iars.org.uk/content/raceequalitymanifesto.
Published on Mar 7, 2018
Published on Mar 7, 2018
A mini magazine written by grade 6 students. All articles center around the concept of empathy.