Die Aufgabenstellung:

Read the following text about racism in school. Then choose the correct answers to the questions.
Racism in school
Recognising racism in school
How do you know if someone or something is racist? Sometimes it can be hard to recognise racism, especially if you're not the target. The problem is that some people are deliberately racist while others might behave in a racist manner without meaning to hurt other people. In the same way, some systems or rules or organisations might discriminate against some groups of people either deliberately or without intending to. Here are some examples of racism that might occur in schools.
Examples of racism:
  • using insulting language against people from particular groups
  • refusing to work or play with or sit next to other people who are from a different culture or speak a different language
  • stereotyping people from different cultural or linguistic groups
  • telling people to "go back where they come from"
Effects of racism
What might be the result of some of these examples of racism? Who is affected by racism? Racism can be experienced by all sorts of people at school - students, teachers, parents, cleaners, office staff, cantine staff, casual workers. Here are some ways in which racism might affect the students, the teachers and the whole school.
Students who experience racism might...
  • be afraid of going to school
  • have trouble studying and concentrating
  • stay away from school
  • feel anxious and unhappy
  • get lower results in their exams
  • not speak their first language for fear of being teased or picked on
Choose the correct answers.
1. While some people are deliberately racist, others
2. Imagine you have a schoolmate called Ben who is of African origin. Which of these situations is an example of racism?
3. According to the text, students who experience racism might
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