January 31, 2015 / 11 comments
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division, race, religion, sri lanka
On Yahapalanaya, Corruption, Integrity and How You Can Make a Difference
Janus month. Januwary.
I think we’ve come a long way from this. At least our generation doesn’t use these…..
This is stuff I heard between December 2014 and January 2015. Unless your generation was born yesterday, I doubt it’s all that clean.
This is pathetic – people are not stupid anymore but then there are morons like u lol
Seriously? I’ve never met anybody who talks like this. I’ve heard the muslim beard thing but that was a muslim classmate jokingly telling it to a sinhala one.
I hear this stuff reasonably often, not by buffoons or morons… but by ordinary people and some who I sadly hold in high regard for their work and skills.
I think I would not noticed it, registered it, or remembered it – if it had not bother me as much.
A lot of people are blind and deaf to it (because it is so commonplace) until it becomes an issue for them. My mother refuses to be called Achchi – because she is of burger descent. My son calls her Achchi anyway (and she responds). When we were in school, we were blissfully unaware of this type of division..but now even school children seem to be very aware of racial division.
Attitudes begin at home. Children copy what their parents project.
Some of us break free from the mindset because we are sick and tired of being labelled because of the colour of our skin, our accent, our background, even our education.
We are human. We are unique. We are similar. We are one species. Diversity and inclusion needs to be taught; instead of harping on how and why we are different, we should celebrate these differences.
Rosh, what exactly do you mean by “ordinary people”? 🙂
ah! shame on me too! 🙂
What I meant by ‘ordinary’ here is the citizenry who weren’t extremist.
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