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  • Show Racism The Red Card | Standards
    condition for season ticket holders that they do not take part in racist abuse Take action to prevent the sale of racist literature inside and around the ground Take disciplinary action against players who engage in racial abuse Contact other clubs to make sure they understand the club s policy on racism Encourage a common strategy between stewards and police for dealing with racist abuse Remove all racist graffiti from the ground as a matter of urgency Adopt an equal opportunities policy in relation to employment and service provision Work with all other groups and agencies such as the players union supporters schools voluntary organisations youth clubs sponsors local authorities local businesses and police to develop pro active programmes and make progress to raise awareness of campaigning to eliminate racial abuse and discrimination A level playing field for all There are a number of agencies responsible for dealing with racism and related issues If you feel you have been or know someone who has been discriminated against you can contact the legal section of the Equality Authority and pursue your case If you have been a victim of a race related crime you can report to the Garda Intercultural Unit

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  • Show Racism The Red Card | What can we do about Racism?
    to speak out things could be very different If your friends try to get you to make racist remarks or bully people because of their colour the most basic thing you can do is say No I don t want to do that I don t agree with you It takes a lot of will power to say no to people that you know well trust and respect particularly when they keep on asking you You need to be able to tell yourself that you have made your decision and know that it s the right thing for you to do Stick at it and you ll probably be surprised by the number of people that support you Peer group pressure can also be when you are a different colour nationality or religion from your friends and they tease you about it or make comments about people similar to you when you are with them but you keep quiet because they are supposed to be your friends You don t have to listen to them say things like that Tell them you don t think it s right and if they really are your friends they should stop Your Rights If you think someone is being unfair to you or is bullying you because of your race or colour you should tell somebody as soon as possible Try talking to a parent or teacher if you can That doesn t mean you re telling tales on someone it means you are standing up for your rights By telling someone you are taking the first step towards sorting out the problem You don t have to accept it because it s not your fault and you haven t done anything to make people torment you in this way No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin or his background or his religion People must learn to hate and if they can learn hate they can be taught love for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite Nelson Mandela from his autobiography Long Walk to Freedom Think about how you would like it to stop what are you going to do and who is going to help you You could try keeping a note of what is happening that way you can show other people what is happening to you and it might help you to prove it if that s necessary Even though you might want to you shouldn t rise to the problem Answering back or getting into fights will only make things worse Instead try to get help and talk to someone about it Be aware You can t spend your life worrying about racists but it is important to be careful Try not to walk about on your own where you know other people who taunt you will be It will be hard but try not to let it bother you Stay confident keep talking about it and

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  • Show Racism The Red Card | Teachers
    All The Show Racism the Red Card DVD Education pack is used to promote education against racism harnessing the profile of sports stars to convey the anti racism message Here we provide some factsheets on related themes These fact sheets identify relevant themes which may feature in different subjects in the curriculum Using the education pack and this website can be useful as part of the curriculum in subjects such as Developing Citizenship Media studies and Myself and Wider World at primary level It is relevant to modules within the CSPE curriculum at second level and is also relevant in other subjects such as history geography and religion These factsheets should help identify related themes and provide the basis for some further work 1 2 3 4 How about a DVD You can also buy our Educational DVD online or by emailing info theredcard ie or call Garrett on 086 392 7650 We want as many as possible to benefit from our education resources However we do need funding to carry out our work The following are suggested donations you can make to Show Racism the Red Card To receive a hard copy of the Education pack DVD 30 To have Jeff the Ref presence at your event 75 To avail of workshop in your school centre 100 Pay above or post cheque View also our library of informative and educational videos from both the DVD and different areas of the world 1 2 3 4 Download Activities Refer to the Education Pack for instructions about the following Activity 4 Exploring prejudice Activity 8 Groups which we belong to Activity 9 Groups galore Activity 10 Group work This is a scenarios based activity Separate participants into 5 groups and give each group a slip of paper to discuss the scenario

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  • Show Racism The Red Card | Racism: A Brief History
    other goods These were then traded in Africa for slaves The slaves were taken to the Caribbean and America to work on plantations where they were exchanged for sugar cotton spices and rum These goods were then taken back to Britain and sold Over 30 million people were taken from West Africa and sold into slavery They were transported in horrific conditions often beaten and mutilated with one in five failing to survive the journey Those that did survive could only expect to live another 2 to 4 years so bad were the working conditions in the plantations Many slaves tried to escape or rebel and even suicides were a daily occurrence Many people were horrified by the brutality of the slave trade and wanted to stop it This led the people who supported it to develop theories to justify what they were doing They claimed that some slaves had caught a rapidly spreading disease the symptoms of which made the slaves run away Blacks were naturally lazy people were told which is why they hated working on the plantation Defenders of the slave trade also said that blacks were less intelligent than whites they were sub human and had tails These ideas were backed by church leaders writers and academics and soon a large number of myths about black people were spread about Europe The African slave in America was happier than in his own civilisation slavery supporter quoted in CLR James The Black Jacobins Cromwell s Conquest of Ireland Ireland as a colonised country was subject to slavery also with over one hundred thousand transported to the West Indies in the aftermath of Cromwell s conquest of Ireland This legacy continues to this day in that Irish surnames are common in the islands of the Carribean In 1784

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  • Show Racism The Red Card | Traveller's & Racism
    played an important role in Irish society and the Irish economy For a long time there was a view that Ireland did not have a problem of racism because of the homogenised state of our nation However travellers are a minority with a distinct history in Ireland going back hundreds of years who have maintained their identity through the industrial revolution and into modern times The levels of deprivation poor health and life expectancy amongst travellers in Ireland is a reflection of the problematic relationship that they have had with the state and others in Irish society This relationship has been characterised by prejudice and has long been adversarial leading to isolation and exclusion from society for many travellers For more information see www pavepoint ie and the The Irish Traveller Movement Roma people It is estimated that there is 3000 Roma living in Ireland Many arrive here having suffered discrimination in central and eastern European countries For a long time the origins of the Roma people were shrouded in mystery but through study of the spoken Romani language which is very close to Sanskrit and to such living languages as Hindi Punjabi Bengali or Gujerati we can trace the origins of the Roma to India At the beginning of the 11th Century an army assembled from different ethnic groups within India fought the invading forces of General Mahmud of Ghazni who wanted to push Islam eastwards into India The army moved out of India and west in to Persia battling Muslim forces on the way This was the beginnings of the Roma people assembled from diverse groups who spoke different languages and dialects who as they moved further and further from their land of origin began to acquire their own ethnic identity and develop their own Romani language The Roma arrived in the Byzantine Empire modern day Greece and Turkey by c 1000 and crossed into southeast Europe in about the year 1300 Early Persecution in Europe Colonies were enslaved Roma people where sent to work in the early 1800 s Since the arrival of the Roma in Europe there have been many large scale state sponsored persecutions against them The earliest laws against Roma were passed in Lucerne Switzerland in 1471 Enslavement of the Roma had already taken place by this point in parts of Europe The first recorded transaction of Roma slaves was in Romania in 1385 Other European countries also enslaved the Roma and sent them to work in their colonies the English sent them to Barbados Australia and North America The French sent many of their Roma to Louisiana in the early 19th Century the Portuguese sent many of their Roma to Brazil and Spain deported many to South America Genocide of the Roma in the Holocaust Roma were the only other population besides the Jews who were targeted for extermination on racial grounds in the Final Solution Up to one and a half million Romani lives were lost by 1945 Determining the number of

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  • Show Racism The Red Card | Racism & Fascism
    targeting that ground and who were using racist ideas to promote their party However not everyone who is a racist is also a fascist So what s the difference What is racism Racism is the belief that because people are a different colour or from a different country that they are inferior It can take many forms For example it is racist to deny a black or Asian person a job simply on the basis of the colour of their skin What is fascism Did you know 60 Irish people died fighting fascism in the Spanish Civil War 1936 39 The Ireland V England friendly game was called off in 1995 due to riots instigated by neo fascist group Combat 18 18 so called after Adolf Hitler s initials sequence of the alphabet When Hitler gained power he dissolved parliament and sent those he blamed for Germany s economic collapse the Jews homosexuals gypsies and Trade Unionists to the concentration camps As a result millions died before and during World War 2 Fascism is a much wider set of ideas Fascists want to get rid of democracy and replace is with a dictatorship that can crush any opposition Fascists will use the prejudices that are widely held about particular groups of people to advance their ideas Support for fascist parties often increases during a recession or when unemployment increases and when divisions in society widen Fascism was particularly popular in the 1920s and 1930s when fascist parties held power in Italy under Mussolini between 1922 and 1943 and in Germany under Hitler between 1933 and 1945 Both used racist and nationalist ideas to increase their support Racism is a very powerful force which is why fascist groups make use of it to boost their support In Ireland there are no

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  • Show Racism The Red Card | Asylum Seekers & Refugees
    people insist on mouthing such untruths will remain a mystery but what is not a mystery is the difficult conditions people face when they arrive in Ireland to apply for asylum Direct Provision People seeking asylum live in what is called Direct Provision Accommodation These accommodation centres provide asylum seekers with 3 meals a day and a small cash allowance of 19 10 per adult and 9 60 per child per week plus child benefit this has not changed since November 1999 even though other social welfare benefits have been increased since then However in 2004 entitlments to child benefit was withdrawn Asylum seekers can also apply for exceptional needs payments but the payments are discretionary and in recent years these have been drastically reduced or cut off Being confined to designated accommodation centres and dependent on hostel staff has a clear impact on the self sufficiency of asylum seekers and their ability to regain their independence and autonomy The lack of personal space and privacy tends to become a source of friction and contribute to stress and frustration Financially impeded from accessing suitable private accommodation many asylum seekers have no control over many fundamental aspects of their daily life According to the Reception and Integration Agency s monthly statistics update as of 30 April 2004 over 50 have been in direct provision for periods ranging from 9 24 months with 7 having been there for over 2 years Official figures published for the first time in this report show that in 2003 2004 a total of 2 798 people were held in prison for immigration related reasons In 2004 some two thirds of those detained were held in prison for periods of longer than 51 days The grounds used to detain asylum seekers in prison include people refused permission

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  • Show Racism The Red Card | American Civil Rights Movement
    fined 10 This was the first time a black person had been charged with violating the city s segregation laws The black community was outraged and decided it was time to fight back A one day boycott of the buses was organised but it was so successful that it continued for a year What started as a campaign for more sensitive treatment became a demand for the complete abolition of segregation on the buses During the year of the campaign many blacks had to walk miles to work each day and racist whites bombed eight black churches However when the State of Alabama finally agreed to desegregate the buses this was seen as the first major victory for the civil rights movement Dr Martin Luther King Jr 1929 1968 Most Famous Leader of American Civils Rights Movement The churches which played an important role in the life of the black community were used to organise the campaign One of the ministers asked to lead the protest was Martin Luther King He went on to become the most famous leader of the civil rights movement School Segregation Little Rock in Arkansas in 1957 was the scene of the first confrontation regarding the desegregation of schools Segregation in schools had been abolished in the law courts but when nine black teenagers tried to go to a school in Little Rock they were physically prevented by racist whites It was necessary for the government to send in troops to ensure that the black students could enter the school safely The government had to act on behalf of black people Young people the civil rights movement Young people played an important part in the civil rights campaigns of the 1960s It all started when four black students went into a whites only canteen and

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