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Old 09-03-2007, 04:18 PM
 
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What's going on...Is there racism in Ireland now?

http:////news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070903/ap_on_re_eu/ireland_black_students (http://www.news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070903/ap_on_re_eu/ireland_black_students - broken link)

Headline: Black children left out of Irish schools

"DUBLIN, Ireland - Almost all the children who could not find elementary school places in a Dublin suburb this year were black, the government said Monday, highlighting Ireland's problems integrating its increasingly diverse population. The children will attend a new, all-black school, a prospect that educators called disheartening. About 90 children could not find school places in the north Dublin suburb of Balbriggan , a town of more than 10,000 people with two elementary schools. Local educators called a meeting over the weekend for parents struggling to find places and said they were shocked to see only black children."

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Old 09-03-2007, 04:56 PM
 
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What's going on...Is there racism in Ireland now?

http:////news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070903/ap_on_re_eu/ireland_black_students (http://www.news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070903/ap_on_re_eu/ireland_black_students - broken link)

Headline: Black children left out of Irish schools

"DUBLIN, Ireland - Almost all the children who could not find elementary school places in a Dublin suburb this year were black, the government said Monday, highlighting Ireland's problems integrating its increasingly diverse population. The children will attend a new, all-black school, a prospect that educators called disheartening. About 90 children could not find school places in the north Dublin suburb of Balbriggan , a town of more than 10,000 people with two elementary schools. Local educators called a meeting over the weekend for parents struggling to find places and said they were shocked to see only black children."
Sad. But I'm not surprised. I hate to say this, but when you have the enitre continent of Africa crashing unto Europe's shores, people are not going to react kindly. What is the plan here? Clear the entire thrid world and have everybody live in Europe and the US? Sorry, maybe we should shift into figuring out why people are leaving these places to begin with, and fix that.
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Old 09-04-2007, 05:12 AM
 
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Not one bit surprising. When we went to school in the 70's and 80's ; we had three children in our school that were from africa ; the only reason was that it was a boarding school and their parents were working in England.
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Old 09-04-2007, 08:00 AM
 
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Touche,all the Irish people I've met(admittedly in england) were lovely(and probably quite liberal) by Irish standards.I personally wouldn't go to Ireland on my own(I think there is a growing anti-black sentiment;"apparently we all want refugee status") because while most people might be great,its the case of the few ruining the experience.
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Old 09-04-2007, 12:21 PM
 
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What's going on...Is there racism in Ireland now?
That is a very ill-informed post. Maybe you should research it a bit further
E.g. the black kids were Muslim who wanted to attend an overcrowded Catholic school where preference is given to Catholics (shocking, isnít it).
I saw the television report and there were kids of other color in this new school.

It will take some time before the Irish authorities can handle the educational needs of African asylum seekers, but an enormous of money is being spent to cater for them.
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Old 09-07-2007, 10:47 AM
 
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Yes there is a huge amount of money spent trying to intergrate non nationals into the Irish system. Housing, education, you name it, its being spent there. The schools are stretched very thin as it is, and thats all schools. To make it a race issue is what the media loves to do, and people love to jump all over.
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Old 09-07-2007, 11:09 AM
 
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Yes there is a huge amount of money spent trying to intergrate non nationals into the Irish system. Housing, education, you name it, its being spent there. The schools are stretched very thin as it is, and thats all schools. To make it a race issue is what the media loves to do, and people love to jump all over.
As they do here in the US ( the media) regarding the MILLIONS of illegals we have here.

Ireland take heed from other countries mistakes with immigrants who refuse to assimilate into your culture and want to be catered to....The US, London, Paris......
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Old 09-07-2007, 11:10 AM
 
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Sad. But I'm not surprised. I hate to say this, but when you have the enitre continent of Africa crashing unto Europe's shores, people are not going to react kindly. What is the plan here? Clear the entire thrid world and have everybody live in Europe and the US? Sorry, maybe we should shift into figuring out why people are leaving these places to begin with, and fix that.
Great post
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Old 09-07-2007, 12:47 PM
 
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When looking at the statistics for this year's school enrollment, Ireland was as concerned as the OP because Ireland does not want to have segregated schools. Ireland is looking at ways to rectify this situation for next year's enrollment.

First choice currently is given to Catholic students, and there wasn't room left at the schools some of the non-Catholic students wished to attend.

In 2004 Ireland had to change its citizenship law which gave parents of children born in Ireland automatic citizenship.
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Old 09-07-2007, 01:18 PM
 
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When looking at the statistics for this year's school enrollment, Ireland was as concerned as the OP because Ireland does not want to have segregated schools. Ireland is looking at ways to rectify this situation for next year's enrollment.

First choice currently is given to Catholic students, and there wasn't room left at the schools some of the non-Catholic students wished to attend.

In 2004 Ireland had to change its citizenship law which gave parents of children born in Ireland automatic citizenship.

In the US that is what we call an anchor baby....all though the parents do not automatically get citizenship
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