details of interview
Role of the Interviewed: football coach
Type of radicalization: ethnic discrimination
Historical period collocation: 2017
Date/Country of the Interview: 20/09/2018, Greece
Interviewer: Municipality of Evrotas
Municipality of Evrotas
Last year, in one of the teams which I was coaching, one kid with migration background was enrolled in the middle of the year and was the only new member.
The most difficult part was at the beginning of this situation, when I understood what was going on and I was feeling unable to help the child and solve the problem.
After this experience, I strongly believe that discussing discrimination and facing such situations can be hard enough even for adults. Talking to kids about the subject can be especially challenging, however diversity and discrimination are subjects that shouldn’t be ignored. Parents but also coaches and teachers are playing a very important and critical role both in facing and preventing discrimination that is why they should often talk to kids about the evils of prejudice and discrimination and the value of diversity.