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Just wanted to let you know how I’m doing here in London. I am really enjoying my visit. I must (1) that I didn’t like London much at first, but after having been here for a couple of days I’m really starting to love it.
I’m staying with my aunt and uncle. They (2) live in the suburbs but have just moved to the city centre which is great because I can visit all the tourist sites on foot. Yesterday, for instance, I went to the British museum. There was this exhibition of (3) art from all over the world. It was quite interesting.
I had no idea London would be this multi-cultural. Today we went to Brick Lane. The whole street was packed with little Bangladeshi restaurants. The food was just great! You know I (4) don’t like spicy food but this was excellent. Besides the restaurants there were loads of little shops and markets where they sold clothes, jewelry, music, etc. It’s a great neighbourhood to (5) in.
Yesterday I wanted to go to that store you told me about and buy some new comic books. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find the store anywhere! Can you (6) to me one more time where it is exactly?
Tonight I’ll be going to some kind of party with my niece. You know, I’ve hardly seen her since I’ve been here. She is very (7) and likes doing things by herself. That’s why I was rather surprised when she gave me an (8). It’s to a fancy dress party, so I guess I’ll have to dress up. That’ll be fun!
Oops! I am meeting my aunt in ten minutes at Waterloo Station so I have to (9). Send me an email soon!
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How are you? Everything’s OK here. We have this new girl at (1) school. She’s English but she has lived in the USA for the last ten years. Can you imagine that she has actually stood on (2) Times Square in New York! (3) most of us have hardly ever been abroad! But I do feel rather sorry for her since she doesn’t know anyone here. I talked to her during (4) lunch. She told me she quite likes our school, but that it’s very different from (5) school she went to. Apparently, the teachers in the USA are much stricter!
Anyway, (6) winter is really setting in. We had a lot of storms the last few days and the temperatures are really dropping. Hey, do you remember (7) winter you spent with my family? That we went skiing and that I bumped into a tree and had to be taken to (8) hospital? That seems ages ago!
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What’s up? Haven’t heard from you for ages! I’ve been wanting to talk to you really badly. I’ve been having loads of trouble with my dad. My dad is prejudiced and it’s really bringing me down. I had one of my best guy friends over and he happens to be of Arabic descent. My dad says things like, ‘Who's that? Why's he here?’ He told me he doesn't want me hanging out with him or people like him. In fact, he only wants me to hang out with people who are white. Don’t you think that’s absurd? I don't know what to do. I don't want to stop hanging out with my friend because my dad says so. But I don’t want to go behind my father’s back either. What should I do? Please write back soon!
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‘They threw paint in my hair and called me names...'
Rathisha, 19, explains why she won't stop fighting racism, whatever the abuse
I I was 11 when I started being racially abused by people who lived in my area.
One day I was riding my bike and accidentally bumped into this young boy. I said sorry but he and the group he was with started calling me a ‘paki’.
From that day on every time I walked down the road with my sister I'd get the same group of boys calling us names.
When I got older people started vandalising our property and this time it was girls abusing us as well.
I'll never forget the day before my English Literature GCSE exam. I was walking into the corner store and this girl ran over and sprayed yellow paint all over my hair. She had a group of friends standing on the other side of the road just laughing about what they'd done.
There's so much graffiti on the walls near where I live that I've taken photographs. It says stuff like ‘Turks die’ and ‘All Greeks are gay’. Little kids read the graffiti and they start to believe it.
II Eventually, I rang up an organisation called Youth Against Racism in Europe (YRE). It's aimed at young people and tries to fight racism through campaigning and educating people about the issues.
They sent me a huge pack back with newsletters and lots of info about how racism is created and how it affects people's jobs and services. You know, the kinds of things they should teach you in school.
I went along to one of their meetings and have been going ever since.
III Since I've become a member I've done lots of different stuff from editing the group's magazine to going on marches.
I went on one anti-racism demo in Brixton, a year after the 1nail bombings. There were loads of different organisations taking part and loads of banners saying, ‘Black and white unite.’
I was going around handing out leaflets when suddenly an old woman came up to me and shouted, ‘There's too many people like you around here anyway.’
I was peed off, but then a little bit after that another woman came up to me, put her arm on my shoulder and said, ‘Keep on doing what you're doing.’
IV I've visited schools to talk to pupils about things like what happened to 2Stephen Lawrence. But it's difficult because a lot of young people are already set in their ways.
Sometimes the boys at a school will be a bit laddish and mess around. Occasionally you notice that someone wants to say something about a certain issue but they just don't have the confidence to speak up.
Sometimes I have my doubts about how much we can change things. But then you get a letter from a girl asking for more info and wondering how she can help and you think to yourself, ‘This is just one girl but think how many other people she might touch...’