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TEACH ABOUT RACISM IN IRISH SCHOOLS #TEACHTOLERANCE ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ As you are all aware by now there is a lot of raised awareness about BLM, racism as a whole, unlawful killings and police brutality that is going on in America currently. It has been hard to watch these awful things occur and our hearts go out to all involved. We are two Irish teenagers. One an ally and is very supportive of anti racism and BLM movement, the other a Nigerian-Irish POC who just wants for everyone to be treated equally. Ireland is a friendly, welcome, kind and accepting place. We’ve seen this with things like the LGBTQ acceptance, the integrations of different faiths in schools and in our daily lives. But for some people(including us)we aren’t quite there yet. Racism is something that is not only not talked about in our country, but is the basis of thousands of people across the country’s discrimination, bullying and violence. This is not okay at all. As a country who was seemingly so accepting to other races and culture coming into Ireland, it is truly hard to believe that we have neglected to teach about the history of racism, privilege and how it affects media in schools to children. It is something we must change, and we need you to help us. We are the future and in a way we feel cheated that we were never taught all these things and had to make the mistakes that never should have been made ourselves. So let’s make a change. We need your help to get: -Being LGBTQ+ and non-white -The history of racism -Racism in media -Racism in Ireland -How to fight racism in schools, the workplace, among friends, family and in school. -Privilege and acceptance to be taught in Irish schools in SPHE/Wellbeing class. After we reach our goal of signatures, we will be sending a letter to the Ministry of Education along with a template of how this would be taught. We want to make this generation the first to be fully anti racism. We urge you to rise up for this good cause and support us. Where the parents lack, the youth must not. Thanks for reading.#teachtolerance PS. please support this petition as well to get Black History taught in Irish Schools https://www.change.org/p/president-michael-d-higgins-help-introduce-the-teaching-of-black-history-in-irish-primary-and-secondary-schools?recruiter=false&utm_source=share_petition&utm_campaign=psf_combo_share_initial&utm_medium=whatsapp&recruited_by_id=9aafa290-a5a5-11ea-8992-057104da23c7&share_bandit_exp=skip-22546648-en-GB&share_bandit_var=v2&utm_content=washarecopy_22546648_en-GB%3Av12 Our Instagram: https://instagram.com/teachtoleranceireland?igshid=1g6cbqil11b11 Our Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/teachtoleranceireland/ Please be sure to post and show support for both BLM and with #teachtolerance and make our movement more well known so we can make an impact. Thank You.