How racism is taught: Italian school textbook

Stories and News No. 1038

In these days, an Italian primary school textbook has been criticized about a controversial definition of immigrants.

Become protagonist, it's the title.
Become racist, the story’s subtext, as well as, the more or less unconscious, hidden exhortation.

"The presence of foreigners, mainly from Asian

countries and North Africa, has increased. Many are welcomed in refugee centers and they are clandestine, in other words, their stay in Italy is not authorized by law. In our cities immigrants often live in precarious conditions, they don’t find any job, albeit humble and heavy, and no dignified homes. Therefore their integration is difficult; for economic and social reasons, residents sometimes consider them a threat to their well-being and manifest intolerance to them."

It's too late, that's true.
The words have already sown, and the poisonous crop has already been sold.
The rotten fruit infected the near one, and so on.
Until we no longer understand the inspiration of such a wrong tale.
However, there is still time to start over.
To unlearn the bad lesson.
Writing together the new world, that has long been waiting for us to be seen and celebrated, narrated and listened to.

Become human, it’s the name of the new tale.
Become you, it’s the perfect synthesis, translating the useless words that hurt and divide.

"The presence of humans, mainly from Asian countries and North Africa, has increased. Many are welcomed in in humans centers, and they are really human, despite their stay in Italy is not authorized by law. In our cities, humans often live in precarious conditions, they don’t find any job, albeit humble and heavy, nor dignified homes. So our integration is difficult; for economic and social reasons, humans sometimes consider them a threat to their well-being and manifest intolerance towards other humans. "

That's how you begin to understand the absurdity of modern living, and that's exactly how you begin to become the person who tomorrow will show the intelligence and the courage.
To finally make it only human


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