18 Nov '11, 3am

If you believe that... [TOC] Jason Neo: Kid appearing to be shooting ‘inspired my thoughts’

Yesterday, I Am A Human Being Too commented on the racial discriminatory action of a local Singaporean. He had taken a picture of a group of Muslim preschoolers in a bus and written the caption “Bus filled with young terrorists trainees?” We had spoken out about it from the perspective that if we want to inculcate in children a sense of accepting diversity, we must first show them that they are accepted”. Acts like that place obstacles to our instilling that notion and a sense of belonging in our children. Today, this very same person has justified his actions by saying that he was influenced into doing what he did when he saw one of the children on the bus role-playing shooting. WHAT?!!! COME AGAIN?!!! A child, most likely playing some form of “cops and robbers” triggered in an adult’s brain the idea that this bus was filled with a bunch of “young terrorist trainees”? Thi...

Full article: http://theonlinecitizen.com/2011/11/jason-neo-kid-appeari...

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