Racial Problem

by Sguimont on September 17, 2015 - 9:01pm

Ahmed Mohamed, a 14- year-old's muslim was arrested in his high school, because his teacher thought that his homade digital clock was a bomb. A big anti-racial movement resulted out of this situation. According to some of the ''tweets'', because the young engeneer was muslim and had a different skin color, his teacher saw him like a terrorist. This situation illustrated pretty well how other ethnicities in the Western Civilization are victims of racism. Many popular personalities ''tweeted'' their support to this young man. For example, Barack Obama invited him to the White House with his famous clock, or Mark zucherberg, the creater and owner of facebook, published that we need to encourage the young creators because they are the future of our nation, and not put them in prison.

 

In the 21st century, it is sad to see that we are still afraid of people different than us. We should all stop labelling everyone that has a different religion or skin color. In fact, this is what gives the human race its beauty. Futhermore, if we can stop thinking about how they are so different of us and work together, we can, and will, change the world...   


link: http://www.cnn.com/2015/09/16/us/texas-student-ahmed-muslim-clock-bomb/ 

Comments

I think that there's a positive outcome from situations like this: you see people standing up to Ahmed, this caused a social media outrage and actually it’s a good way of informing yourself more about this racial profiling. Without all of this fuss, you wouldn’t see the Ahmed alongside with Mark Zuckerberg and Barack Obama. This might help modify Muslims’ bad reputation so it is a one step forward towards the right direction. In addition, it sickens me that it was the teacher that was acting as an ignorant! It reminds me of one of the class lectures about the problem-posing education that is a two-way learning. I hope that the teacher will learn from him. Our differences nourish our minds and I strongly believe that they make us unique, we can learn so much from one another. On this article http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/samuel-getachew/a-new-app-carding_b_7813324... technical advancements that can help people that are being racially profiled.

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