Read this and the news stories linked here. What do you think about this trend? Do those of you living in or having recently visited English speaking countries agree with what these articles say? What have you observed? Is there any culture anywhere in the world that is free of intolerance? What is to be done?
Let the discussion begin!
British values (story and link from English Teaching News)
At the height of the Big Brother racism row, education secretary Alan Johnson said that the 'ignorance and bigotry' shown on the TV show must be tackled and that the debate 'highlighted the need to make sure our schools focus on the core British values of justice and tolerance'.
Big Brother racism story – “Big Brother racism row grips Britain, India” (MSNBC)
Less than a week later, a government report on citizenship lessons has found that not enough emphasis is placed on
US Immigration & English Only Debates
Not all the controversy and conflict about take place in the
Not is this related set of problems is unique to English speaking countries.