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  • Our diversity can be an engine for renewal and growth | Show Racism The Red Card
    plethora of immigrant shops newspapers and other businesses is illustrative of the entrepreneurship that is a ready made resource for our country Just last week the Filippino Cultural Forum organised a gig which packed out the Grand Canal Theatre s three thousand seats with popular acts the Filippino community enjoy Other minority communities are similarly well organised Parents of immigrant children have independently of the state organised weekend schools to ensure their children grow up competent in both English and that of their country of origin These weekend schools present Ireland with a unique opportunity to seek to integrate language learning within the mainstream for all Irish children in education which can result in more children becoming competent in a multitude of languages Our experience of immigration is distinct from that of other countries in several ways Immigration in Ireland is a recent phenomenon and they tend to be highly skilled and they have come from all over the world Brazil Russia India and China are referred to as the BRICs so called because they are the countries experiencing rapid growth and adding new bricks to the global economy We have within our country people who have language knowledge and cultural knowledge which can help Ireland access new markets around the world including the BRICs This is in addition to the fact that immigrants add significantly to Ireland s economy Under the influence of the National Consultative Committee on Racism and Interculturalism Ireland s official policy claimed that Ireland would learn from the experience of others and steer a course neither towards assimilation nor multiculturalism but to integration However since 2007 the government s integration policy has become steadily incoherent The first Minister for Integration Conor Lenihan discontinued the Fund for Integration of Legally Resident Immigrants in Ireland established in 2006 by then Minister for Justice Michael Mc Dowell Unlike other state offices the Office of the Minister has failed to spend its budget in any year since it opened This combined with the closure of the NCCRI and the failure to follow up on the National Action Plan Against Racism in 2008 along with the government s continued policy of marginalisation of asylum seekers surely Ireland s immigrants are getting a message about their official welcome here Unfortunately it is a hugely damaging policy not just for reasons of social cohesion but laying the basis for a diverse Ireland tapping into the human resources of immigrants provides us with a unique resource that will help us to come through the crisis Building and maintaing social cohesion in our society is critical to recovery The political economic decisions in this budget must be mindful of the need to support community and voluntary work Recent research by the Trinity College Immigration Initiative suggests that children as young as seven already experience racism in Ireland The research found that racist abuse had serious significant consequences on children leading to depression delinquency and other health problems One eight year old Nigerian child interviewed

    Original URL path: http://www.theredcard.ie/news/?p=893 (2015-10-30)
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  • Anti-racism programme reaches out in Donegal | Show Racism The Red Card
    at each location Other Harps players and Coaches will be present and Certification of Participation will be presented to all participants Finn Harps CPO John Campbell who is organizing the program stated We are delighted to be part of this fantastic months activates We have been involved with Schools in Donegal for the past two years and we are delighted that we can host such an event at the three locations where up to twenty schools will participate I would like to thank the Schools for their assistance We would particularly like to thank Donegal CDB Peace and Reconciliation Partnership board who are funding this program and without whose assistance it could not happen This program and other programs which Harps are involved in shows that there is much more to Finn Harps FC than football We participate actively in the community life of Donegal Anyone seeking further information can contact John Campbell directly on 074 9130070 087 6775100 or via email at clubpromotions finnharps com This entry was posted in eircom League of Ireland Bookmark the permalink 140 groups mark Football Against Racism in Europe week Ireland Our diversity can be an engine for renewal and growth 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

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  • 140 groups mark Football Against Racism in Europe week Ireland | Show Racism The Red Card
    person on the globe This makes it one of the most effective vehicles for fighting inequalities and racism While much of media and public focus tends to be on the big clubs and national teams there is a raft of activities centring on football within local communities which involve people from different ethnic backgrounds gender and ability The more the football loving population engages in activity at this level the greater our success will be in promoting a positive understanding of diversity in our society The media sports commentators and leaders in sporting organisations all have a responsibility to highlight these activities for the common good Profiling intercultural play offs or giving attention to women s football in the media are small ways in which the power of football can be advanced to promote tolerance Curtis Fleming whose father is Jamaican and mother is from Dublin said that he was always aware of being different to his peers when growing up in Ballybough I certainly experienced what it was liked to be singled out because of the colour of my skin But I found football to be a critical outlet where I could be respected for being part of a team and it helped me develop life long friendships While I am not blinkered to the fact that racism and discrimination in football abounds positive leadership and role models work to make football a uniting force Footballers playing with the top clubs are hero worshipped by young kids so they can be hugely influential in challenging negative behaviour and promoting respect for cultural diversity But it s equally important that when children go to matches even if it s only a kick around in their local park that they don t hear adults around them using racist language or taunting opposition players because of cultural differences The same applies to gender inequality Respect for diversity needs to be encouraged at all levels of the game he added The FAI is marking FARE Week in a variety of ways including A number of League of Ireland clubs will participate in fare week by hosting half time events or having players line out with kids wearing ant racism t shirts at the start of matches At grassroots level schools and community organisations with support from the FAI will promote the anti racism message in select schools through the Show Racism the Red Card programme The programme will combine teaching resources with football development skills as well as an interschool tournament to promote awareness of racism and understanding of multiculturalism A friendly match between representatives of the Houses of the Oireachtas football team and the diplomatic corps will take place on 20 th October 2010 at 1 30pm at Irishtown Stadium Dublin 4 Throughout Europe 40 countries will mark FARE week with activities including football tournaments broadcast messages from professional football players and dedicating home fixtures to anti racism messages UEFA is promoting FARE Week with a major advertising campaign including a TV

    Original URL path: http://www.theredcard.ie/news/?p=875 (2015-10-30)
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  • In the frontline of Integration- experience of young migrants in Ireland | Show Racism The Red Card
    some cases young people thought that some teachers may misunderstand or fail to deal with racism Occasionally teachers could create awkward situations through ill judged attempts to help Other aspects of the research look at the experience of young people and cultural heritage part time work friendships leisure time family and more Impressions of the young people On moving Since it was called an island I actually visualised that it would be nice and sunny Now it s called an island That was obviously a mistake P25 Male Unassigned Group 3 Learning a different language and especially if you re really young You don t know what s going on You leave all your friends behind and change schools it s a completely different environment like Different people like everybody you know And you just get used to like a totally completely different lifestyle than you did P157 Female Europe You would have people who would go off to Europe for say two or three years and they would come back with all these stories of how we were living the life there and blah blah but that s what people are told and they leave out the hard work they don t mention anything about people have to work hard having to go through troubles P77 Male Sub Saharan Africa On teachers They re always trying to put their own people first and put them in the class before us and which is not really nice because if they do that to them they won t like it It s like first of all I think they should think before they do things because like if they re in our shoes they wouldn t really like it or accept that P16 Female Sub Saharan Africa On integration intitiatives A number of participants talked energetically about school multi cultural initiatives sometimes with a sense of being allowed to put the record straight We got to talk about our country and our flag It was actually really good because we got to express ourselves and I think the people that were there knew a bit more about us they were not all yeah we re not all black bastards and all that Female Sub Saharan Africa On racism and discrimination Because sometimes when you report stuff they don t take it that serious but it s actually serious to you and it means a lot P21 Female Sub Saharan Africa The main problem would be racism that s the main problem Because people we always get judged by our colour They just see you being black they think you re stupid they think you re dumb as hell And when you happen to be smart they pick on you for anything really If you re smart they ll pick on you if you re quiet they ll pick on you if you re mad or really sound they ll pick on you You won t even do anything and they ll

    Original URL path: http://www.theredcard.ie/news/?p=869 (2015-10-30)
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  • Children as young as seven experience racism | Show Racism The Red Card
    influences could be a factor and racism could occur in areas experiencing other problems However he said further study was required Dr Curry provided a snapshot of the study at a Dublin City Council conference on One City One People Integration the Next Decade The study which includes 330 interviews with primary students and two weeks of classroom observation in 20 classes will be expanded in a book Where To From Here Children and the Future of Integration in Ireland Dr Curry said the future for migrant children in schools was bright because they were generally industrious well behaved and had a traditional positive attitude towards school and authority He said some local children had a very positive attitude towards newcomer pupils and there were many examples of reaching out to migrants The study makes several key recommendations to improve integration These include ensuring key stakeholders acknowledge that serious problems such as ethnic division and racial bullying occur despite examples of positive interaction development of school and community based strategies to tackle bullying and develop multicultural curriculums and to collect data and evaluate the programmes already in place IN BLACK AND WHITE INTERVIEW EXTRACT African boy second class Interviewer So if you could change anything about yourself would you change anything Migrant boy Yes Interviewer What would you change Boy My body Interviewer You d change your body in what way Boy I d turn into white Interviewer You d turn into white why would you do that Boy So people can t laugh at me Interviewer Why would they laugh at you Boy Because they called me black http www irishtimes com newspaper ireland 2010 0925 1224279657493 html This entry was posted in News Comment Bookmark the permalink Show Racism the Red Card launches its new season and scores

    Original URL path: http://www.theredcard.ie/news/?p=866 (2015-10-30)
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  • Show Racism the Red Card launches its new season, and scores… | Show Racism The Red Card
    with the help of their teachers The panel consisted of Ryan Guy from St Pat s Athletic Jolie Niland from Basketball Ireland Aidan Price of Shamrock Rovers Ollie Cahill of Sporting Fingal and little auld me Some brave students stood up and asked some very tough but great questions to the various panel members Following Mary White TD The Minister for Integration answered some more difficult questions for the students and she gave a very detailed speech about how she intends to fulfill her new role as Minister for Integration She even let it slip about an exciting new project she has in the making for primary and secondary school students We have to make sure that there is no place in Ireland for racism whether it s covert or overt We want to make sure that this Ireland is an Ireland of equals said White Garret then showed us part of the official SRTRC DVD and then invited 2 young boys who took part in SRTRC s Creative Competition earlier this year They showed us their project of multi cultural bottle people which is available to watch on www theredcard ie As if all of that was not exciting enough Fran Gavin Director Airtricity League and Des Tomlinson Intercultural Co ordinator of the FAI then gave their take on the event and explained what they hope to do to help for the upcoming year Fran then gave us all a massive shock by pulling a Gay Byrne and gave tickets for the Ireland v Norway game to everyone in the audience Lastly and importantly Glen Martin and Louise from the University of Ulster Interactive Multimedia and Design course came up to present this new website which we are delighted with and hope you enjoy Overall the day was a

    Original URL path: http://www.theredcard.ie/news/?p=852 (2015-10-30)
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  • 3rd Camp report | Show Racism The Red Card
    are so fantastic that they should peform again When the students from Kilcar left we had a disco till after 11pm After a lie in on Saturday everyone tidied their room and packed their bags before breakfast After breakfast there was a packed morning of activities First there was the Show Racism the Red Card anti racism workshop In this we looked at what is racism and how to deal with it After the workshop we found out who are secret friends were and who had been sending us nice messages and gifts throughout the week This was a lot of fun Evaluations were then completed as to how we felt about the camp and what could be improved for next year The bus arrived at 1pm and it was very hard to leave No one wanted to go home People had made great friends It was too hard to believe that it was time to go Above is a picture of us with the hostel in the background and another picture taken from the other way around This entry was posted in News Comment Bookmark the permalink Tour of Croke Park Show Racism the Red Card launches its new season and scores 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

    Original URL path: http://www.theredcard.ie/news/?p=832 (2015-10-30)
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  • Tour of Croke Park | Show Racism The Red Card
    from Congolese Indian Iranian Kurdish Polish Ugandan Ukrainian backgrounds but living in Ireland also While some of the young people had never played Gaelic football before a day of Gaelic Games activities was held in St Columba s in Ghleann Cholumbcille However we also learned that there are children of Kurdish backgrounds who are enthusiasts for St Mary s GAC in Leitrim Christivan and Juvan who won the raffle for the guided tour courtesy of GAA Intercultural and Inclusion officer Tony Watene were delighted to visit Croke Park on the same day as the World Cup final which was taking place in their home country The boys were hugely impressed with the the stadium and its history Christivan says Croke Park is so huge Its the biggest place ever but Croke Park is more than just a sport stadium the spectators are mad over their sport in there Juvan adds The GAA sport is very old and the people are so proud of it it was nice to be in a place where people want me to learn about their traditions Now I live in Dublin I love my sport and this all makes me think that I want to learn how to play the Irish football Imagine if I can play on Croke Park one day The Dubs colours are exactly the colours of my rugby team back home it makes me home sick This entry was posted in News Events Bookmark the permalink Racism motive may lie behind attack on athlete 3rd Camp report 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

    Original URL path: http://www.theredcard.ie/news/?p=849 (2015-10-30)
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