Religion is a touchy subject that many schools and parents don’t really teach their children. While they do instill values and religious practices, they do not open their eyes to other religions, resulting in children being closed-minded and only thinking one way. It’s a sad reality that we face, seeing our own children discriminating other religions because they have little to no knowledge of it.
Another thing to point out would be the lack of understanding or respect we have with our religious differences. No matter who we are or the religion we practice, we tend to scoff or look down to others, thinking that “we are the better ones”. This isn’t a great act to show to our children, since it ends up with them thinking and acting the same way!
This discrimination problem goes the same with races and colors, as we tend to only have one stereotype towards each nationality. And most of the time, they aren’t stereotypes you’d like to hear.
In order to break these stereotypes and look past our differences, we must teach our children religion and nationalities. And it isn’t just through history, but to introduce to them heroes and heroines from all religion and races from around the world.
Teaching our children role models of different culture will help them understand and admire the culture for what it is. They’ll be able to open their eyes to a whole new perspective, seeing that there is a whole new and beautiful world out there to explore.
It will also help break the barrier between colors and religion in the future, because with our kids knowing and understanding the different cultures around the world, they will then be able to properly communicate and interact with others WITHOUT discrimination, uniting as one body for the future generations to come.
Unfortunately, schools stick to one curriculum. This is why we ask for change, to slowly introduce subjects that involve more history and culture. It doesn’t only help with improving our children’s knowledge, but it will also enhance their communication skills and the way they understand the different things and people they will be interacting with in the future.
Through changing the curriculum and teaching our kids heroes of different cultures, we will then have newfound respect and admiration, without the judgement.