Discrimination: India Among The Worst

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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.

 

 

Author: Angela Grant

I am a first generation Jamaican immigrant whose experiences and accomplishments were made possible by the courage, sacrifices and the heroic acts of many whose bodies have rotted away in unmarked graves. Those are my heroes. Their sacrifices and death paved the way for my children and I. Failure to Listen is a token of my eternal gratitude. Failure to Listen is a tribute those generations of unmarked graves occupied by people of all races whose ultimate sacrifice of life opened the door for me and others, THANK YOU. Failure to Listen https://failuretolisten.wordpress.com/ uses cultural lenses to appreciate and understand the relationships between current events and our values, beliefs and attitudes. Culture is everything without it we are nothing. Failure to Listen will take you on a journey to recognize the beauty of our differences as the seeds to creativity, innovation and resolving disparities. By sharing my personal and professional experiences, I hope to do justice to the perspectives of those who are rarely heard or listened to. This site is not to incite anger but rather to provoke thought. It is my hope that Failure to Listen will work to foster intergroup dialogues and motivate readers to step outside the box and get to know ALL PEOPLE. In the spirit of Martin Luther King, let's join hands and remember his famous speech about a dream... A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. -Margaret Mead

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