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Discrimination: India The Worst

This is one country I went from absolute respect to absolute disgust! The politicians polished in using the “right” words to frame  and placate the masses; unfortunately, those politicians are short on actions and that betray their intent: A sign of a country powered with hypocrites, discrimination and a culture of corruption and cruelty.


A cook serves the free mid-day meal, distributed by a government-run primary school, to children in Chapra district

 

Over 40 percent of India’s children drop out of school before finishing 8th grade, despite a recent law designed to provide free and compulsory elementary education for all. Most students who quit school are from the lowest rungs of Indian society.

 

Why are they dropping out?

A number of reasons. The widespread problems of child labor and early marriage for girls are clearly factors. But our research shows the insidious and damaging impact of ingrained discrimination at school. Teachers will tell students from marginalized communities to sit in the back of class and then basically ignore them. They are often served their free school lunch only after all the other students. They are even asked to do tasks considered degrading, like cleaning the toilet – something that never happens to privileged kids

Full Story:

Q&A: Talking Discrimination and School Dropout Rates in India

http://www.hrw.org/news/2014/04/22/qa-talking-discrimination-and-school-dropout-rates-india

India: Marginalized Children Denied Education

Please excuse my honesty.

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“You can close your eyes to things you don’t
want to see, but you can’t close your heart to
the things you don’t want to feel.”

 

Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.