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  • Racism- the school experience | Show Racism The Red Card
    class a very much heated discussion took place as some people noticed that all the black people and other foreign students sat at one side of the room and all the Irish or white people as they said sat on the other This resulted in a row between an African boy and an Irish boy with a few extreme racist remarks coming from both sides it was the strongest racist behaviour it ever got to and afterwards they both apologised to each other but I could see that they never fully rekindled their friendship I began to notice tension between groups of students in the social areas and then I noticed that most groups of friends in the school where either Polish with Polish or other Eastern European students Africans with Africans and Irish with Irish but rarely mixed groups so I began to observe in more detail A few people had once told me that they don t talk to certain people anymore because they feel like they always put them down by constantly asking them that annoying question of where are you from It doesn t seem racist at first but when you always ask the same question to the same person on purpose to annoy them it turns into racism it makes you feel as small as a bug from a different species that was just classified and pinned down it does not make you feel equal People need to understand racism comes from all races anywhere there are no exclusions and nobody is immune to it Racism these days is not about white to black or natives to immigrants as some people might think as I have witnessed it can be immigrants to immigrants or other I feel that if racism should be stopped to a great extent countries and nations should not boost about for example Irish pride or be proud to be African because it creates moral confusion in people who might take this the wrong way thinking that there is nobody better than Irish or African and as a result all sides clash and this is where the origins of racism occur in our society Honestly I don t think there ever will be atotal end to it some people might think otherwise and of course some of us prefer to wear pink glasses In reality there will always be problems and issues because we live in an imperfect world and none of us are perfect either So for me I will always remind myself that no matter where we come from or what skin colour we have we are all still human and there is a lot more to us than just our race or physical appearance beyond the visual differences there is a unique personality We might as well try for a change another philosophy live and let live the others it s not that hard if we try This entry was posted in News Comment Bookmark the permalink Racism nightmare

    Original URL path: http://www.theredcard.ie/news/?p=1338 (2015-10-30)
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  • Racism nightmare for Meath family | Show Racism The Red Card
    and formally caution our eldest son My wife refused and we were threatened with arrest and that a senior officer would come to the house and force the caution on our eldest son I immediately contacted the Sergeant we had met earlier and told him what had happened I told him this was a false accusation and obviously further intimidation of us as a family He rang back after speaking to the garda who had wanted to issue caution and told me they would not be coming tonight to issue caution but had an appointment to meet the other family tonight sat and would call to us afterwards Our youngest who is being bullied broke down after all this drama and panic in the house asking why are the police coming for his big brother Saturday 3 March 2012 We removed all children from the house as we expected to be arrested for obstruction of justice for refusing caution Contacted a criminal solicitor who informed that the Gardai had no charge and to refuse them entry to the house Sunday 4 March 2012 Gardai arrived early evening we confirmed that they were not there to issue a caution Gardai inform us that they had visited 6 different families but all denied involvement Gardai received undertaking from families that they would not interfere with us again Monday 5th March 2012 Delivered second letter to school for Board of Management addressed to all members excluding Principle In this letter we highlighted the evasive nature of the principles response to Gardai enquiries We were not invited to this board meeting We receive a phone call just before 9 pm asking us to come to school we were unable to attend and arranged meeting for the following day Tuesday 6 March 2012 Meeting held with some members of the board Meeting was recorded with consent of all parties Board was initially reluctant to concede problem with bullying in the school Difficult and heated meeting for 1 hour and 42 minutes Eventually board admitted that they failed our son Solutions proposed see attachment Son to return to school Thursday 8th March 2012 Wednesday 7 March 2012 Son and teacher meet at school to discuss secret method of communication Class teacher and son were to finalise this the following morning before school Thursday 8 March 2012 Son finishes school day reports that he had been taunted over egg throwing and called names after school Son is visibly distressed and refuses to go back to school We went immediately to see the principle and inform him of what had happened Teacher had not finalised secret signal and son couldn t alert him to what was happening Friday 9th March 2012 Son kept out of school as fearful yet again Monday 12 March 2012 Son returns to school after debriefing Teacher finalises secret signal Principle was due to give talk during assembly on bullying but this didn t materialise due to confirmation photographer at school Principle did give

    Original URL path: http://www.theredcard.ie/news/?p=1328 (2015-10-30)
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  • Book online for the Intercultural Summer Camp | Show Racism The Red Card
    Tackling Racism seminar on November 17th One Race the Human Race exhibition open now One Race Exhibition launches nationwide tour One Race Human Race Exhibition 2015 16 Archives October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 June 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 February 2012 January 2012 December 2011 November 2011 October 2011 September 2011 August 2011 July 2011 June 2011 May 2011 April 2011 March 2011 February 2011 January 2011 December 2010 November 2010 October 2010 September 2010 August 2010 July 2010 June 2010 May 2010 April 2010 March 2010 February 2010 January 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 June 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008 August 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 April 2008 February 2008 November 2007

    Original URL path: http://www.theredcard.ie/news/?p=1322 (2015-10-30)
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  • Oisin Fagan’s skips for Intercultural Camp fundraiser | Show Racism The Red Card
    the greatest job in the world and I commend the Dublin City Council and IABA for their appointments with these positions I love the fact that it gives me the chance to work with and to help integrate youngsters of all ethnicities while keeping them out of trouble and keeping them focused on all the positives that boxing presents at risk children and teens I think real boxing people are some of the greatest people in the world a very tough and honest bunch however when these jobs were first advertised some of the more narrow minded thought that all a candidate needed to be successful in this job was to be a tough trainer and competent on the focus pads however while it s ironic in this tough sport you actually need to have a lot of empathy and good will towards the participants in regards to Dublin s current demographics To be fair many of the underdogs in contemporary Irish society are these new immigrants into our country which is not dissimilar to our own plight in the famine years the recession in the eighties and even nowadays after the bubble burst on the Celtic Tiger where our own people are once again seriously thinking about emigration Unfortunately in regards to the few narrow minded folk out there most of them haven t had much experience with foreign nationals up until now furthermore their attitude towards the Travelling Community certainly leaves a lot to be desired In my opinion it s a terribly ignorant approach to dislike or treat people with contempt because of their skin colour ethnicity or culture and therefore it s imperative to show empathy and have well educated experienced kind and respectful workers in these positions while dealing with issues of integration Fittingly enough the European Week Against Racism commences next week and it s fair to say that Oisin Fagan s one hour non stop skipping challenge shows his sincerity to be a positive progressive boxing role model for all children and young people regardless of colour or ethnicity which ultimately challenges the negative philosophies and outdated attitudes that sometimes plague the sport of boxing and society in general Fagan finishes off poignantly by telling us Everyone no matter where they are from are entitled to be treated equally and with respect How dare it be any other way Who are these uneducated fools who think they are superior to any another person simply because of the colour of his her skin This is the 21st Century folks and with the help of the DCC I am confident that we will make integration the norm in boxing circles within a few years and hopefully this is used as a paradigm for other sports to follow suit Fagan continued In political theory there s a strategy of initiatives which use sport to reduce tensions while shaping nation to nation relationships called ping pong diplomacy However I believe that boxing is the best means of

    Original URL path: http://www.theredcard.ie/news/?p=1316 (2015-10-30)
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  • Oireachtas members and Diplomatic corp unite to Show Racism the Red Card on March 21st | Show Racism The Red Card
    and Ireland s participation this coming June in games in Poland and of course Ukraine we hosted the game to mark the day involving members of the Oireachtas Senators and TD s with staff from the Embassies picture 2 Sinn Fein s Aengus Ó Snodaigh right tackles Vadym Pancheno Ukraine Embassy March 21st United Nations Day Against Racism March 21st was designated as the international day against racism by the United Nations as a day to focus on tacking racism across the world The date marks the anniversary of the Sharpeville massacre in 1960 when 69 people were killed and 400 injured in an anti apartheid demonstration in a suburb of Johannesburg South Africa http www un org en events racialdiscriminationday Show Racism the Red Card is a charity which produces education resources harnessing the profile of sport stars to convey the anti racism message We have a range of programmes to support our anti racism message They include our Creative Competition for schools and youth services and also our intercultural summer camp Poppintree Youth Project have already over 1600 visits to their video about racism http www youtube com watch v C4k21Wll4JQ list UU2befYt1AMwvLOCZFemHzaQ index 6 feature plcp This entry was posted in News Comment Bookmark the permalink March Newsletter Oisin Fagan s skips for Intercultural Camp fundraiser Search for Recent Posts Football Against Racism actions Come to our Tackling Racism seminar on November 17th One Race the Human Race exhibition open now One Race Exhibition launches nationwide tour One Race Human Race Exhibition 2015 16 Archives October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 June 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013

    Original URL path: http://www.theredcard.ie/news/?p=1311 (2015-10-30)
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  • March Newsletter | Show Racism The Red Card
    Ireland Michael D Higgins will give an opening speech Go to our website and get your school youth service registered to participate now Be in with a chance to win fantastic prizes for your school youth service and the chance to talk to the president about your work www theredcard ie competition php We are hoping to host a number of regional presentations involving schools and youth services who participated Education work We have visited 25 schools since the start of January In March we have delivered workshops in St Aidan s CBS Whitehall St Eunans NS Raphoe Zion NS Marian College Ballinteer CS Ardee ETNS Castaheany ETNS Old Bawn Community School in Tallaght Media Profile Last month s newsletter reported on our media coverage in regional newspapers and radio This month we have great coverage with a two page feature in the Irish Independent and also RTE s Elevate programme featured Bohemian s Owen Heary talking about the Show Racism the Red Card campaign http www independent ie lifestyle education features showing racism the red card in the classroom and on the sports field 3041596 html Volunteer Interest in Show Racism the Red Card Our next volunteer meeting to plan the Intercultural Camp is on March 26 th Get in contact if you want to be involved in this fun and exciting project Our events organising group met in February and are now planning towards a number of events which will help build the campaign We have also delivered a briefing to a volunteer seminar hosted by North Dublin Volunteer Centre We are available to visit other services to give a briefing about the volunteer opportunities with Show Racism the Red Card see www theredcard ie volunteer php Volunteer Opportunities Events organiser volunteer description Fundraising Intern description Summer camp volunteer description International Conference of Show Racism the Red Card We are delighted to host an international conference at Marino Institute of Education on 16 20th April It is funded by EU Youth In Action Seminar programme funds The conference will be a great exchange of best practice in promoting anti racism education and intercultural activities We have participants travelling from similar projects in UK Norway Sweden Finland Denmark Germany and Romania We have had interest but are not funded for from orgnaisations using sport to promote anti racism in Israel Serbia Croatia Macedonia and Montenegro It would be hugely significant for Ireland to host such a conference just prior to EURO 2012 with such countries represented If you know of some way we can include these partipants please get in contact info theredcard ie We have confirmed our international participants and are now working on the agenda Once we conclude this we will invite registration for Irish participants Ireland Fans Embassy at EURO2012 We have also been invited by Football Supporters Europe to organise a Fans Embassy for travelling Irish supporters who will descend on Poznan and Gdansk The idea of the embassies was in response to prejudices and

    Original URL path: http://www.theredcard.ie/news/?p=1298 (2015-10-30)
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  • 10,000 skips in an hour- skipathon on Grafton St | Show Racism The Red Card
    have extra ropes so you can try and keep up with the Gaelforce You can come down and join in the excitement on the day or you can show your support by making a donation to www theredcard ie donate php This entry was posted in News Comment Bookmark the permalink Woman beaten and taunted over her hijab March Newsletter Search for Recent Posts Football Against Racism actions Come to our Tackling Racism seminar on November 17th One Race the Human Race exhibition open now One Race Exhibition launches nationwide tour One Race Human Race Exhibition 2015 16 Archives October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 June 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 February 2012 January 2012 December 2011 November 2011 October 2011 September 2011 August 2011 July 2011 June 2011 May 2011 April 2011 March 2011 February

    Original URL path: http://www.theredcard.ie/news/?p=1287 (2015-10-30)
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  • Woman beaten and taunted over her hijab | Show Racism The Red Card
    into her mobile phone The sergeant said the woman was wearing a traditional Muslim head scarf and Doran and her accomplices started taunting her The court heard one of the men grabbed the woman s mobile phone and Doran punched her in the face Sgt Callaghan said Doran repeatedly shouted racist slurs at the woman who crossed the road to get away from her attacker However Doran followed her across the road and continued to shout racist insults at her Sgt Callaghan said a motorist stopped and helped the victim who later reported the matter to gardai Ashamed Defence solicitor John O Doherty said Doran a married mum of one had been drinking heavily and was on tablets Mr O Doherty said Doran was completely ashamed of her behaviour and had never been in this kind of trouble before He said she was under the influence of one of her accomplices at the time and he is also before the courts Judge Halpin said Doran frightened the young woman and made her feel like a lesser person He gave her a three month suspended sentence hnews herald ie This entry was posted in News Comment Bookmark the permalink Teacher training in question 10 000 skips in an hour skipathon on Grafton St Search for Recent Posts Football Against Racism actions Come to our Tackling Racism seminar on November 17th One Race the Human Race exhibition open now One Race Exhibition launches nationwide tour One Race Human Race Exhibition 2015 16 Archives October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 June 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April

    Original URL path: http://www.theredcard.ie/news/?p=1282 (2015-10-30)
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