Gr 10: Racism and Discrimination

17 05 2014

Hi Guys,

I’m asking you to reflect on these topics before you start your next assessment piece. Think about the evidence of racism and discrimination you have found from your studies of the Holocaust and analysing the themes in ‘Schindlers List’ and ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’.

Post an answer to the follow question:

What evidence can you find in today’s society that the impact of racism and discrimination is still as evident as it was at the time of WW2.

My suggestion would be to guide your thinking towards issues arising from religious intolerance or instances that arise from a lack of support for the principles set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Look further than our own backyard… consider other countries civil conflicts and inter country disputes.


:) Ms C



2 responses to “Gr 10: Racism and Discrimination”

    17 05 2014
      Ms Clark (20:21:16) :     Reply

    I thought I would start with a comment to give you an idea.
    Recently 300 Nigerian girls were abducted from their school by a group whose name translates to mean, “Western education is prohibited, is forbidden.” Boko Haram ( the group who performed the abduction) declared in a video that God had told him to sell the girls into slavery and they see no reason for a girl child to require any form of education.
    Is it not this type of militant action hidden behind a claim of religious right or moral superiority that allowed the Holocaust to occur in the first place. Hitler believed in a ‘superior, pure blooded Aryan race’ and his quest to achieve this saw him eliminate all those who didn’t comply.

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