Thursday, March 23, 2017

Jewish Center Bomb Threat Suspect is Arrested in Israel

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https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/23/us/jcc-bomb-threats.html?_r=0

Summary:
An Israeli teenager with US citizenship was arrested for making bomb threats against Jewish institutions in the United States, Australia, and New Zealand. Since the beginning of the year, Jewish centers around the United States have faced more than 100 bomb threats. People threatening violence like this are hard to trace because of modern technology that can hide their location and change their voices on the phone. Unfortunately, anti-Semitism is still prominent today and Jewish people are still faced with hate and discrimination by ignorant, hateful people.

Connection:
This relates to our Civil Rights unit because Jewish people have been and still are being discriminated against and threatened, just like many other groups of people in America and around the world.

Questions:
Why do you think racism and discrimination still exists? How do you think the American government should deal with these threats?

16 comments:

  1. I think racism is still around today because parents constantly tell their kids bad things about other races. The American Government should target the youths at schools and teach that everyone is the same and we work better united than separated.

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  2. I think racism still exists because there will always be people who think that they are more superior than others. Also I think its because of how they were raised and that's being past down generation to generation.

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  3. I think there is still racism today because a lot of people hate different. So if there are people that look differently or even thinks differently, there will be hate towards that person. I think it is very hard for the American government to deal with this situation because you have to solve the initial problem and that is racism and you can not stop someone's freedom of speech or thought.

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    1. I agree with you, I also think that the reason racism still exists is because hate has been taught throughout generations of people. I also agree with your idea that it is hard to stamp it out completely, as there will always be hateful people in the world.

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  4. I think racism still exists today because some people are not accepting of others and maybe their culture. A lot of times we see different societal groups being discriminated against because another group thinks it's better than the rest. I think the American government has already tried to deal with racism and ending it but it's a difficult situation to handle.

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  5. I think racism still exists today because many still yet to think that the only way you will be happy is if one was to keep themselves around their own race. Another reason could be that they are just simply threatened that maybe one race is better than their own. I agree with Julianna that the American Government already tried to deal with the problem of racism but it is a difficult situation to handle.

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  6. I think racism still exists because some may not want to accept other people's culture. Most of the time it is very hard for the government to deal with this situation because they already tried to deal with the problem of racism but still can't handle the situation. But you can not stop someone's freedom of thought.

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  7. I think racism still exists today because a lot of people don't like different. I don't think the American government could do anything because racism is not something that someone else could control. If racism stops it has to be ones self that makes it possible.

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  8. Racism does still exist today and that racism in the world is an undeniable fact that, until we all acknowledge the fact that it is there. I think the way for the American government to deal with racism is to lead by example. Prove that America can be inclusive. Then and only then will true incivility be achieved.

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  9. Racism still exists today, and i dont believe it will ever go away. The government cant do much, because the people are the ones that have to initate change, if the government steps in then we no longer are a free people.

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  10. Racism and discrimination still exists today.I don't believe government cannot do much because there will always going to be racism and discrimination in our life.

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  11. I think that discrimination still exists because people are just cruel and they hate the differences in others in the world. And I think there isn't a lot to do so they should keep what they're doing and hopefully something can change.

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  12. I think racism still exists because there are pre-determined racial expectations of certain races and some think because of their certain race they are above all else. There isn't a method that really helps fight racism, but recently because of the rising tensions of racism have caused a bigger issue, I think the government should continue to do what they have done previously.

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  13. Racism and discrimination still exist. People in this world stereotype people based off of their looks and they categorize people based of their race. While change needs to start with the people who are discriminating, the government can help by being accepting of everyone and modeling what it means to not be racist and discriminate. However, this is not the reality of what is happening, so something else needs to change so racism and discrimination goes away.

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  14. I don't know why racism still exists, and i don't know when it's going to end. The government can't end racism, because it's the people that have their own opinions that create racism.

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  15. Racism still exists due to people thinking that they are higher than certain races. Everyone should be considered equal. The government is not able to stop racism due to ,like many people before me said, everyone having their own opinions.

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