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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 & Conflict and Prejudice Assignment_Lee Li Ying | 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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Multi-ethnic societies are made up of several groups of people who see themselves as different from other groups, due to a difference in terms of culture, religion, physical features, languages, beliefs, or customs. Different ethnic groups contribute to the diversity and richness of ta multi-ethnic society. However, differences among the people can also cause a society to fall apart. When different ethnic groups and religions are given different treatment, a civil war may occur as a result, causing the whole country to be unstable. Therefore, it is important for people of different races and religions to live in harmony. There is also a need to be sensitive to one another’s needs as failure to understand and respect one another’s rights will harm the country in many ways.

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Tan Qi Shun's curator insight, June 27, 2013 5:17 AM

From this article i can see that in Multi-Ethnic Societies like in Sri Lanka, the different religion and races differentiate themselves and group together accordingly. The effect of this is that  a hierachy mindset will develop within the people and that they will feel that their group of people might be treated unfairly. This led to violence and fights amongst the 2 distinct groups. I think what caused the hierachy mindset is the fact that the two groups do not respect and understand eachother. They fear that the opposing group will overtake them and so there were a lot of conflicts amongst them. The result of this 'civil war' is that Sri Lanka has to be rebuilt and during the progress the country is face dwith a lot of changllenges. I wonder why didn't the various authorities settle the issue via peaceful terms, and why was the government, in a way, favouring the other ethinc group?

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U.S.A. Ranked #9 For Information Technology | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

U.S.A. Ranked #9 For Information Technology | Fast Company | Business + Innovation | Possibilities & Conflict and Prejudice Assignment_Lee Li Ying | Scoop.it
The World Economic Forum says Finland Singapore and Sweden are the top hotspots for technology and communication worldwide.

Via The Technopolicy Network
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Many social-networking sites have been created to allow for better connection and communication with people all around the world. For example, they allow one to keep in touch with his/her loved ones easily and one to organise discussions with others without the need to meet up. As people are becoming more and more IT savvy, with just a move of the cursor over a link and a left-click, it directs you to a global networked world, in which all these communication and information technologies link people and provides a platform on which information and influence can flow.

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Cassandra Woo's curator insight, June 23, 2013 2:11 PM

Social media in Singapore nowadays, is regarded as a category of online media in which people participate, share, network, and engage in discussions with others with similar interests online. Most social media services encourage discussion, feedback, comments, and sharing of information from all interested parties. Through social media, teens are developing a sense of who they are and where they fit into their community and the world. Today, through the Internet and other networked technologies, people have unlimited access to information and a wide array of online technologies in which they may use to access and share that information. Furthermore, the potential for instant connection around the globe is phenomenal. An instant click functions as a door that brings you to a global networked world, in which all these communication and information technologies link people and this provides a platform on which information and influence can flow.

Huril Jannah Bte Jumari's curator insight, June 26, 2013 12:40 AM

Technology and media have become the few important things in our lives. We depend on it to give us the latest news or trends. This helps us to be updated. However, some may choose to abuse it. Social media may cause a huge damage to us as we Singaporeans avoid communicating face to face. Since there is 3G or even 4G users, they are able to retrieve news faster. Some places have provided free wifi. This enables us to be connected to people living far away, however, it may cause us to be further away than the closer ones around us.

Lie Kehui's curator insight, June 27, 2013 9:37 PM

Social media and technology have become one of the essential things in our daily lives. Social media is a platform where people can engage in online discussions. It can even update us on the latest news and trends. Through social media, teenagers can develop a sense of fitting and belonging with their community and the world. In this fast-paced country, people have created faster networks which allows people to retrieve news or updates even faster. However, as more people become so used to using their social media on phones or tabs to communicate with others around the world, the chance of them having the confidence to talk to one another face-to-face would be affected as people now have a perception that talking through the net or messaging would be easier to communicate and some might even feel comfortable communicating online compared to communicating verbally. Although the social media is so convenient for us to connect the people around the world, it may also cause us to drift away from reality and further away from our close ones. 

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From rags to riches: Singapore’s success stories | Five Stars And a Moon

From rags to riches: Singapore’s success stories | Five Stars And a Moon | Possibilities & Conflict and Prejudice Assignment_Lee Li Ying | Scoop.it
Who are some of Singapore’s most successful business executives? How did they grow their businesses from their humble beginnings?

Via NeoJiaLing, Zeke Chew
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These rags-to-riches stories helped me realise that some of Singapore’s most inspirational businessmen/women and entrepreneurs had humble beginnings before they became successful. They had a difficult childhood in which they had to work extremely hard to provide for themselves and their family. Without a doubt, they must have faced many obstacles along the way, but they did not give up and managed to overcome those challenges. In my opinion, they are really admirable people who have a strong determination and the conviction to succeed.

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Seah Jun Hao Reynard's curator insight, July 1, 2013 10:12 AM

I see that their hard work and perseverance has paid off. I think they have worked very hard and went through many obstacles to become successful. I wonder if everyone was like that, would becoming successful be 'successful'?

Jasmine Goh's curator insight, July 2, 2013 12:43 PM

After reading this article, I know that it is not easy to achieve success. The people in this article came from different backgrounds but they all faced setbacks in order to become successful. Although they struggled, these businessmen and businesswomen were able to achieve success through their determination as well as their willingness to sacrifice. Many of them took up several jobs to pay for their education fees. They were humble and had the courage to take risks. Through their hard work and effort, they eventually became successful. I think that if you want to be successful in life, you must have the determination to achieve your goal and believe that you are able to survive through the obstacles faced in the process. These people serve as my role model as they are local and they inspire me to work harder in everything I do. I wonder if they ever had the thought of giving up at the most difficult times in their lives.

ETD's curator insight, February 17, 2014 3:13 AM

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The Different Types of Prejudice | eHow

The Different Types of Prejudice | eHow | Possibilities & Conflict and Prejudice Assignment_Lee Li Ying | Scoop.it
Prejudice is a preconceived judgment or opinion that is usually based on limited information about a group or groups of people.

Via Lim Xin Hwee
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Humans are really judgemental creatures, don’t you agree? Before we get to know others, we tend to form opinions and assumptions about them based on first impression. As a result, we act accordingly to how we think of them. If we like a person, we tend to be bias to them. If we dislike a person, we tend to discriminate them. In addition, we create stereotypes which are sometimes not accepted by others. Just because they are slightly different from us, we consider them “abnormal”. However, does it really matter? If someone is able to pull off a job well done, and outshine the rest, does it really matter what race, gender, sexual orientation, or disabled that person is?

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Jasmine Goh's curator insight, July 2, 2013 1:47 PM

This article describes the different types of prejudice that lead to stereotyping and misjudgments. From this article, I have learnt that prejudice is a preconceived judgment or opinion that is usually based on limited information about a group or groups of people. The most common types of prejudice are those based on race, gender, sexual orientation and disability.
I feel that we should not judge people based on their skin colour or gender as it is unfair and rude to make false comments about them. Everyone should be treated with justice in spite of their race, religion and gender. We all should think twice before making comments or evaluating one's character and personality.
I wonder what good can even come out of making judgments and if there are none, why do people still judge?

Ameer Artsyrup's curator insight, July 5, 2013 7:26 AM

From this article i can infer that there are still many acts of discrimination happening in the world today like racism or gender discrimination. There is also social discrimination happening in schools and even in school places. This does not only happen in our time as in the past many acts of discrimination is practised throught the world.This can be seen as the blacks were socially discriminated in europe centuries due to their skin colour. Women in the past are discriminated as they aren't allowed to study, work or have any form of political power in the past as they are females. Eventhough these acts of discrimanation is actively happening in the past it is also rather saddening that mankind does realise his mistakes and infact still practises discrimmination.For example, in school, some of the students are discrimanted as they fat, ugly and slow in processing knowledge. I sometimes wonder when will people change their and begin accepting these group of people in the society. Thus I believe that we should stop discriminating each other but accept each strength and weakness in order to create a utopian society.

Asha Begum's curator insight, July 6, 5:29 AM

This article talks about the different types of acts of prejudice existing today. Prejudice is judgement people make of others which may not be a truth.

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How to make Impossible Possible

How to make Impossible Possible | Possibilities & Conflict and Prejudice Assignment_Lee Li Ying | Scoop.it
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There are many factors leading to realization of reaching the possibilities. The most important factor is the ability to tell yourself that it is possible to achieve what you want. It is a positive mindset and outlook on the situation that allows one to gain the confidence and succeed. However, most people do not see it that way. They do not believe in themselves that they are able to accomplish what they want. They tend to lose faith in themselves once others have doubts in them, or when they fail in the process. In the end, they give up and quit. 

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Koo Xin Yi's comment, July 2, 2013 11:51 AM
After reading the article, i can see that everything can be made possible as long as you believe you can. An example is when the Wrights brother say that man could fly, everyone did not believe them. However, the Wrights brother invented airplane that have benefited mankind till the present day. I believe that it is the willpower and the self-confidence that allows one to do the impossible. No one knows whether the impossible can be accomplished till they try to do so. I wonder what can we do to build the confidence and willpower in us.