*Warning - Contains some insulting and hostile examples of racism
The world is in a state of serious unrest. The abuse being experienced in homes, schools and countries all over the world, the civil wars burning away in the background, the terrorism, bigotry and racism, homophobia and sexism is affecting billions of people. If this is not a World War – violence, fear and abuse that is affecting us globally - then what is?
In the U.K. over the past year we've seen multiple terrorist attacks across the country, carried out by known terrorist groups and suicide bombers, such as the May 2017 attack at Manchester Arena. These attacks have been defined as acts of Islamic Extremism and many are blaming the Islamic religion and people for these crimes. This, mixed with BREXIT, the appointment of Trump as president and everything else in the media, people's opinions of Islam and Muslim people are more public than ever, many being extremely judgemental and offensive towards an unfairly categorised group of people. This has been an enormous step back for respect, equality and our society.
All of the blogs on From Our Eyes have been written by young people. They are about the kind of issues and problems teenagers face on a constant basis, as well as worldwide epidemics that not only youth, but EVERYONE experiences day to day.