All Races as One: Learning Kit on Eliminating Racial Discrimination
About the Learning Kit
With an increasing number of non-Chinese speaking students studying in mainstream schools, students, teachers and teaching staff should understand the concept of racial equality with a view to preventing racial discrimination and harassment, and to nurturing racial and cultural sensitivity.
The EOC released Closing the Gap: Report of the Working Group on Education for Ethnic Minorities in September 2019. One of the areas of concern that was noted in the report was racial integration in schools. It was recommended that schools be provided with support to facilitate mutual respect and appreciation among students of different races by enhancing their understanding of different cultures.
This learning kit is designed to support secondary school teachers in developing students’ understanding of racial inclusion and preventing racial discrimination. The ultimate aim is to help students learn to respect and embrace cultural differences between ethnic Chinese and ethnic minorities, gain awareness of the negative impact of racial discrimination and understand the RDO with a view to promoting racial integration in schools.
To learn more about the Learning Kit, click this link to watch the introductory video.
People should not be discriminated against on the ground of their race. The non-Chinese population have also made significant contributions to Hong Kong
- the demographic trend and contributions of the non-Chinese population
- the barriers faced by non-Chinese people in tenancy and accessing services
- the meaning of direct racial discrimination under the Race Discrimination Ordinance
Tutorial video about a landlord refusing to rent property to a non-Chinese man and his Chinese wife because of race
Wrap-up video on direct racial discrimination
A person’s potential is not determined by race. Discrimination will only constrain the person from realising his/her potential
- the barriers faced by the non-Chinese population in education and employment
- successful examples of overcoming racial stereotypes
- the meaning of indirect racial discrimination under the Race Discrimination Ordinance
Tutorial video about a non-Chinese parent who encountered difficulties in enrolling his daughter into a kindergarten because the child could not meet the uniform Chinese language proficiency requirement for admission
Wrap-up video on indirect racial discrimination
Prejudice and misunderstanding are the root cause of discrimination and harassment
- the presence of similar beliefs in different religions
- the challenges faced by non-Chinese students in education
- the meaning of racial harassment under the Race Discrimination Ordinance
Tutorial video about a non-Chinese student who resigned from the position as a committee member at the Student Union because other committee members teased him, making him feel disrespected
Wrap-up video on racial harassment
Racial discrimination will undermine Hong Kong’s competitive edge as a cosmopolitan city
- the contributing factors in the development of Hong Kong into a multicultural metropolis
- how non-Chinese people are depicted by the media
- the meaning of racial vilification under the Race Discrimination Ordinance