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Racism is a white man's invention: Indians may be bigoted, prejudiced and ... - Daily Mail

Racism is a white man's invention: Indians may be bigoted, prejudiced and ... - Daily Mail | Possibilities and Conflict and Prejudice | Scoop.it
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Racism is a white man's invention: Indians may be bigoted, prejudiced and ...
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This is what the piece said: "Though rarely racist, Britons are exceptionally hostile to immigration - more so than Germans, French or the Dutch.

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Jun Liang's insight:

From this article, I can see that racism is the most common in India. Most people in India do not want to live with a person of different race next door. I feel that racism is a serious problem and should be resolved as soon as possible to prevent any upcoming racial clashs or conflicts. I think that the people which are racism, are often influenced by the people around them and the environment they are born in. I think the government could have step in to help improve the situation and try to reduce racism in India. I wonder will there be a racial riot in future if the racism issue is not resolved?

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Teo J-lyn's curator insight, July 3, 2013 3:31 AM

India is the world's second-most racist country after Jordan. I think that people should be more accepting towards other races,their languages as well as their religion and not be prejudice. It do not matter what colour we are, as we are all humans, and have blood flowing in us. I wonder if racism will continue and is the government going to do anything about it . Racism had also become a serious issue.

Seamus Ong's curator insight, July 5, 2013 8:55 AM

This is my insight using the see-think-wonder routine. From this article I can see that people are being judged by the colour of their skin, accent and other stuff. I see that most races are being judged based on what the minority from the race does like how some act or talk in public and based on that, other racial groups are under the impression that all people of that certain race is like that and they thus sterotype or generalise everyone belonging to that race. this article makes me think that racism is a big problem and one of the main causes of conflict in multienthnic societies like racial riots. I wonder if racism will ever stop.

Asha Begum's curator insight, July 6, 5:20 AM

Treating the Indians in this way is not right. White men should change their perception of Indian people. Racism should stop because it is not fair to be prejudiced. 

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Entitlement Is The Way To Failure

Entitlement Is The Way To Failure | Possibilities and Conflict and Prejudice | Scoop.it

Entitlement in the online world

I feel like a lot of people have a sense of entitlement that they bring to the online world. People sniff around Facebook and Twitter and say, “Oh, well that person is making tons of money because of their online presence. I should be able to do that too.” The sense of the American dream – of going from “rags to riches” through hard work and dedication, seems to be dissipating. People are no longer willing to wait. if someone else has found success, they also want that success, and like the little girl from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Veruca Salt, they want it now.

Entitlement and Engagement Don’t Mix

If you bring with you a sense of entitlement to the online world, it becomes exponentially more difficult to engage in meaningful ways with people...


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Jun Liang's insight:

From this article, I can see that people who feel that the world owes him or have a sense of entitlement often lead to their astray. These people often becomes selfish due to their thoughts. They only care about themselves and doesn't spare a thought for anyone else. Too often, these people are unable to achieve something that they want and even if they do achieve, they will just feel normal as it felt as if they deserve it in the first place. I feel that nothing in this world is entitled to us, and this phrase "No one ownes us a living" is a best representation of it. It the fighting for what we want, that actually gets us what we want. Sometimes, I still wonder what other factors can lead to failure, other than the sense of entitlement?

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Chan Loveshislife's curator insight, June 22, 2013 2:15 AM

This article i feel is very intresting, as instead of talking about the usual rags to riches stories. It goes in depth to show how others are affected by stories  of people who make it big, through dedication and hardwork. Apparently people are impatient and after seeing how others through sweat and sacrifice earn a lot of money via the internet especially, people build false hopes and dreams thinking they can do it too. But, ultimately not realizing that it takes more than luck and intellect. And they, as i earlier stated become impatient, they want to become rich NOW. This proves that most people are unable to comprehend the fact that turning oneself from rags to riches is not that easy and requires time and effort, it also makes stories of people from making it big in society much more inspirational as they have gone through a lot of tough times to achieve what they have now in life. People after reading this article will come to understand the basic principle of life that nothing is free in this universe,and everything has a price tag. Even the air that we breathe is not free, it comes with the price of our lives. Think about it, with no life the air surrounding us is useless. That is what i have learnt from reading this article.

 

Yong Jian's curator insight, June 27, 2013 5:30 AM

From what i have seen, people who feel that the world owes him or have a sense of entitlement often lead to their astray. With these thoughts, the people will be very selfish and only cares about themselves, but never spare a though for the others. With that sense of entitlement, they will never strive hard to achieve something they want. With that sense of entitlement, they would not be elated even after achieving something they want because they feel like they deserve it. Nothing in this world are being entitled to us. Food, oxygen, trees, tables, paper, people who love you, all of these are not entitled to us. In order to solve this problem, we must have the mindset that thinks" nobody owes me a living". We should go out and fight for what we want, we  should fight with integrity and respect. This can be seen in the CEO of the google company. They started out as a small company, but because of the positive mindset, they become a huge company now. Sometimes, i do wonder if there is any other factors leading to failure other than having a sense of entitlement. 

Yong Jian's curator insight, June 27, 2013 5:50 AM

From what i have seen, people who feel that the world owes him or have a sense of entitlement often lead to their astray. With these thoughts, the people will be very selfish and only cares about themselves, but never spare a though for the others. With that sense of entitlement, they will never strive hard to achieve something they want. With that sense of entitlement, they would not be elated even after achieving something they want because they feel like they deserve it. Nothing in this world are being entitled to us. Food, oxygen, trees, tables, paper, people who love you, all of these are not entitled to us. In order to solve this problem, we must have the mindset that thinks" nobody owes me a living". We should go out and fight for what we want, we  should fight with integrity and respect. This can be seen in the CEO of the google company. They started out as a small company, but because of the positive mindset, they become a huge company now. Sometimes, i do wonder if there is any other factors leading to failure other than having a sense of entitlement. 

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Singapore threatens legal action against local firms blamed for smog from Sumatra

Singapore threatens legal action against local firms blamed for smog from Sumatra | Possibilities and Conflict and Prejudice | Scoop.it
Singapore said yesterday that it would pursue local firms found to be involved in starting forest fires in Sumatra, Indonesia, as Greenpeace said the blazes were on palm oil plantations owned by Indonesian, Malaysian and Singaporean companies....

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The recent haze problem in Singapore had caused many problems. I witnessed many elderly's health being affected and needed to visit the hospital. When the government of Singapore requested Indonesia to resolve the situation, indonesia blamed other countries' companies situated in indonesia for burning forest illegally and this includes Singapore. I feel that since everyone live in the same place called Earth, we should not be harming one another but taking good care of each other. We should also work together to solve any problem quickly. If this problem is not quickly solved, when will it be? How many more people have to go to the hospital until the haze problem can actually subsidies and turn better?

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Chen Yixin's curator insight, June 30, 2013 2:57 AM

 

From what I have seen, Singapore's environment and lifestyle were highly affected due to the haze produced by the burning of dead crops in Sumatra, Indonesia. When Indonesia was being questioned about the origin of the haze problem by the government, the Indonesians pushed the blame to the companies from Singapore and other countries who invested in burning. I think Indonesia should not be so irresponsible in pushing the blame to the other countries. Instead, Indonesia should cooperate with countries like Singapore, hand in hand together, find out the culprits and solve the problem together. All the countries are diverse in a world, thus everyone should stay together especially in times of danger and problems. I wonder how the Singapore government will act if the situation is vice-versa.

Samantha Chan's curator insight, June 30, 2013 4:23 AM

This is my insight using see-think-wonder thinking routines. The recent haze from the forest fires in Indonesia has affected the neighbouring countries people’s daily lives in many ways. Singapore reached a new haze reading record on Friday. Singapore government had spoke to Indonesia’s officials, but no action was taken and they blamed it on other countries. They are irresponsible for starting the fire and pushing blame to others. They should start finding out the culprit instead of not doing anything and pushing blame onto others.

Thinesh Kannan's curator insight, July 1, 2013 6:11 AM

The recent haze problem in Singapore had caused many problems. A lot of people were affected and had to go to the hospital. When the government of Singapore requested Indonesia to resolve the situation, indonesia blamed the illegal forest burning. They even said that other countries were involved including Singapore. I feel that since everyone live in the same place called Earth, we should not be harming one another but taking good care of each other. We should also work together to solve any problem quickly. How many more people have to go to the hospital until the haze problem can actually subsidies and turn better? What if students get affected and cannot study properly?

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Case Study: Sri Lanka - Conflict and Harmony in Multi-Ethnic Societies - Resource Guides at National Library, Singapore

Case Study: Sri Lanka - Conflict and Harmony in Multi-Ethnic Societies - Resource Guides at National Library, Singapore | Possibilities and Conflict and Prejudice | Scoop.it
This LibGuide explores the following themes: 1. causes and effects of conflict in a multi-ethnic society (case studies of Northern Ireland and Sri Lanka and 2. challenges in resolving ethnic conflicts.

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Jun Liang's insight:

From this article, I can see that there are two races fighting against each other and the further disagreements is which that pulls them apart from one another. I believe that if both parties are willing to forget the hatred and forgive each other, the issue will be issued very quickly. I feel that Sri Lanka government should help to resolve peace between the both parties which lives in the same place. I wonder how long will the government take to step in and resolve the situation.

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Jaslyn Si Jia's curator insight, July 3, 2013 6:45 AM

After reading this article, i learnt that there is a conflict between the Tamils and Sinhalese, which took place in Sri Lanka and lasted for over more than 100 years. As the Sinhalese have many benefits like, more job offers and further education opportunities, which the Tamils are unhappy about, thus conflicts between the two ethnic groups started.

I feel that the two ethnic groups shouldn't use violence to solve their problems. Its not worth it to get people injured or killed just to have that problem evened out. Both should talk to each other what their are unhappy about and give in to each other.

I wonder why they want to pursue the matter for such a long time.

Ameer Artsyrup's curator insight, July 5, 2013 8:59 AM

After reading this article, I believe that in order for a country to achieve progress, social, economical and political stability, it has to first achieve muti-ethnic harmony. this is true as different races in a country need to work in cohesion in order to benefit both the country and themselves. This can be seen as Singapore has gone through much progress since the racial riots end. However if racial instability has struck a multi-ethnic country, this will create a lot of problems for the country like major riots and civil wars. this will cause the country to fall in economical and political terms. This can be seen in Sri Lanka as it went through civil war which killed more than 100000 people. This war greatly affect Sri Lanka's economy and causes a major political instability in the country. Due to this, I believe that a country multi-ethnic country must achieve racial harmony in order to benefit everyone.

Evelynkoh's curator insight, July 5, 2013 11:23 AM

Peace and harmony , don't everyone want to stay that way forever? Thats why i seriously wonder , why would people want to start wars , destroying their paradise. In every country's road to success , there must be lots and lots of ups and downs , between its neighboring countries and even between their own people. We're all living in the 21st century , why would we still think in that manner that violence will solve everything? It never will , it will just make the matter worse and cause it to affect a larger amount of people and to last for an even longer period of time. The matter may start of small but because of the use of violence , the matter will start to enlarge and then it would not only be in-between the people who started the matter but the whole country. It will then be reflected badly on the race of the people and also the country. Bit by bit everything will start to fall. Therefore , to me i wonder , why would people want to make things that are simple into things that are so complicated that will cause major damages?

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Seeing Possibilities

Seeing Possibilities | Possibilities and Conflict and Prejudice | Scoop.it
You are today where your thoughts have brought you & you will be tomorrow where your thoughts will lead you. Engage in the future when seeing possibilities.

Via John Michel, Chan Loveshislife, Yong Jian
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In my opinion, as what the pictures already shown, attitude is everything to a human being. It is because, a person with a negative attitude will always only think negatively and do negative stuffs. However, on the other hand, if you think about only positive stuffs. Your future will always seems very bright and positive to you. You will then work even harder to achieve your ultimate. I think that it is true that a person tomorrow is where your thoughts had led you to. I can't imagine if the world is filled with people of negative thoughts, how can the world continue to become more advanced?

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Teo J-lyn's curator insight, July 3, 2013 3:23 AM

I can see that when people are awlays being exposed to negative thoughts and information, they tend to make bad choices due to their negative thoughts, affecting the way he or she lead their life. This cause people to feel demoralised , which will also affect the way they think.Thus, it is important to think positive, and see the brighter side of life. This will allow people to strive towards their goal, and have their desired outcome. I think attitude plays a important role in the way we think. i wonder why do people not think the positive side of life.

Jaslyn Si Jia's curator insight, July 4, 2013 5:59 AM

After reading this article, I realized that positive attitude is needed to determine the life we're living in and also the possibilities that we can achieve. Many people may be affected in their life due to the negative thoughts and attitude that they have, if they had positive attitude in all the things they do, they would live a better life and discover things that they might have never discovered before. These positive attitude and thoughts leads to finding even more possibilities and lead us to the right path onto our future.

Coven Chong Weng's curator insight, July 5, 2013 7:09 AM

From this article, i realise that with the right attitude, we can come up with all different kind of outcome in some situations. If your attitude is positive for everything, everything might just turn out the way that you want it. However if you have a negative attitude, things will not go the way you want it to and it might get even worse. Thus, i wonder why some people dont think with a positive attitude.