Is Racial Discrimination Over? 

Why do we do the things that hurt? Why do we shout out those things that are meant to make others cry? What joy do we derive from shutting the door of compassion, acceptance and tolerance against those in dire need of these? 

The hypothesis of racial discrimination is that everyone has the right to lay a claim to something. Nonetheless, part of the problem is not to have the preunderstanding of what precisely that ‘something’ should be. 
Another theory focuses on the fight for power, and superiority over the other individual. In other words, being white means one is above and not inferior. 
However, racial discrimination extends beyond these. This is no longer about the struggle between the white and the dark skin. Xenophobism is one disturbing segment of racial discrimination and addressing up the recent occurrences in South Africa explained why this is more than the differentiation of the skin colour. Many settlers killed during the mayhem were blacks from other African nations. In all likelihood, no one expected such hate crimes from blacks against blacks. 

Perhaps, no one could have imagined the continuous hate speeches levelled at migrants since their mass invasion of Europe. Besides, no one thought that one day there would be a Brexit, a Trump, or who knows; shortly a Frexit and a Gerxit before the end of this year.
Also, the Jewish communities worldwide is experiencing incessant anti-Semite hostility. Why? Do they not deserve peaceful coexistence? Why would anyone or some groups of people believe they ought not to exist? That is an ethnic prejudice! 
Wait! How about those Half-Castes, Blacks, Arab and Latino young men in France and in the United States of America, who are constantly placed unnecessarily under the Police radars and racially profiled? Why are they tortured, spat upon, rough handled, cursed, thrown in prisons without viable justification and threatened non-stop? Is it as a result of their skin colour, background and religious belief? What differentiates them from their White counterparts? Why are they not furnished with the exact similar privileges? What is missing here? What else have we forgotten? 

Above all, what makes us humans? Whether Whites, Blacks, Arabs, Jews, Latinos or whoever; ARE WE HUMANS?  

Do we still have trouble understanding why blacks are killing blacks? Why are the whites targeting the black residential district or vice versa? Or why are some targeting Jews? 

My opinion is there is no point trying to figure out what has been happening behind public views or will still be. What is important at present is confronting the reality that we must root out racial discrimination before it eliminates us. We must stand together and united unless we let it divide us. There can be no world peace without universal unity. Yesterday was the International Day of Happiness, but individualising the sense of happiness is like pretending that all is well when we totally knew that our world is catapulting. 
Of course, we were not born in the identical time, way or into the same family. Still, the reality is that we are not going to depart from this earth with whatever we possess; not even our educational certificates will be buried alongside. 
What will expire with us is our conscience, and how we have impacted our society as well as the lives of others. 

Protecting the Refugee Rights

How many people have misunderstood and still fail to understand the plight of a Refugee?

How many believe that refugees are not supposed to be protected from harms and abandonment?

How many nations have closed down their open borders and erected huge walls of barbed wires that look like the walls of Jericho, and the nation of Babylon?

Do refugees deserve to have rights like everyone else?

Are refugees meant to live and live in peace without being forever displaced?

Part of the ongoing discussion and debates is about protecting the rights of the refugees and working with them through their traumatised experiences 

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Conference:  Second Biennial International Childhood Trauma Conference

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Location: Melbourne Convention Centre, South Wharf, Melbourne, Australia.

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Date: 8th June 2016

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Speakers:

1. Jean Daher

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2. Beulah Walsh

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3. Rosemary Signorelli

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Protecting the Refugee Rights

How many people have misunderstood and still fail to understand the plight of a Refugee?

How many believe that refugees are not supposed to be protected from harms and abandonment?

How many nations have closed down their open borders and erected huge walls of barbed wires that look like the walls of Jericho, and the nation of Babylon?

Do refugees deserve to have rights like everyone else?

Are refugees meant to live and live in peace without being forever displaced?

Part of the ongoing discussion and debates is about protecting the rights of the refugees and working with them through their traumatised experiences 

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Conference:  Second Biennial International Childhood Trauma Conference

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Location: Melbourne Convention Centre, South Wharf, Melbourne, Australia.

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Date: 8th June 2016

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Speakers:

1. Jean Daher

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2. Beulah Walsh

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3. Rosemary Signorelli

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Gender Disparity: Women and Girls in Science 

Patriarchy is the opposite of equality. Educational training is important for the female population. Where this is wanting, we are entrusted with a bigotry world. In science, gender equality is far from a reality for women. 

  
How many astronaut females do we have in the world? How many Nobel Prize awarded women in science? They are 18 since the establishment of the Prize in 1901 (Nobelprize.org). In addition, compare the number of men and women in other sectors, and it’s alarming the continuing huge disparity between both sexes. 
The majority of women and children displaced due to, conflicts or economic reasons, from their countries, are deprived of obtaining an education. 

With no specific time to resume schooling, the majority of them may never recuperate from the traumas associated with war and displacement, to be able to go back to studying. 

The Travelers 

As usual, we buried emptied coffins.

Who has the right to ask the sea

to release its games? 

Those bodies it’d eat up

with unspeakable relish,

devoured as were given to it —

free of charge. 

Back home, no one asks. 

No one can ever know 

What had happened to them? 

Only they have a name 

except that we don’t know 

their names.
(Princess Ayelotan: excerpt from The Travelers, a poetry collection)