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Miliband calls for improved integration of immigrants to reduce pressures of a multi-ethnic society

Miliband calls for improved integration of immigrants to reduce pressures of a multi-ethnic society | Possibilities, Conflict and Prejudice | Scoop.it

The Labour leader Ed Miliband today called for an overhaul of housing and employment policy – and a concerted drive to teach English to recent immigrants – in an effort to improve integration and reduce the strains of a multi-ethnic society.

He admitted that the last Government made serious mistakes over immigration, underestimating the capacity of some communities to adapt to new arrivals. He also conceded that it had blundered by adopting an open-doors policy for new arrivals from the East European countries that joined the EU in 2004.

Under his proposals, Labour would expect migrants to learn English, tackle landlords who cram newcomers into overcrowded houses and ban recruitment agencies from seeking workers only from particular countries or ethnic groups...


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Ed Millband wanted to create a community with everyone being treated fairly. The first step to acheiving this, he encouraged people such as the migrants  to speak English as it was easier for them to communicate. With everyone being able to speak a common language, people are able to discuss and give suggestions and even their own opinions towards creating a multi-ethnic society. More people are able to understand other people views and this will further improve the idea of multi-ethnic society.However, I personally feel that some immigrants may not agree especially with learning English as they may find it a burden and the society itself may not agree with immigrants to live in their country due to their differences. It may take a long process but will soon see a change towards multi-ethnic society.

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Teo J-lyn's curator insight, July 3, 2013 3:02 AM

Ed Miliband feels that everyone in Great Britiasn should know how to speak English and it is important for everyone to know the language. He wants a multi-ethnic society in Great Britian. With everyone being able to speak a common language ideas and opinions could be easily brought up towards creating this multi-ethnic society. It is important for the people to communicate and agree on it. As different opinions may cause conflict in the community

Teo J-lyn's curator insight, July 3, 2013 3:06 AM

Ed Miliband feels that everyone in Great Britiasn should know how to speak English and it is important for everyone to know the language. He wants a multi-ethnic society in Great Britian. With everyone being able to speak a common language ideas and opinions could be easily brought up towards creating this multi-ethnic society. It is important for the people to communicate and agree on it. As different opinions may cause conflict in the community

Teo J-lyn's curator insight, July 3, 2013 3:16 AM

Ed Miliband feels that everyone in Great Britiasn should know how to speak English and it is important for everyone to know the language. He wants a multi-ethnic society in Great Britian. With everyone being able to speak a common language ideas and opinions could be easily brought up towards creating this multi-ethnic society. It is important for the people to communicate and agree on it. As different opinions may cause conflict in the community

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Chris Gardner's journey to becoming a multi-millionaire

Chris Gardner's journey to becoming a multi-millionaire | Possibilities, Conflict and Prejudice | Scoop.it
HE came from a broken one, spent a year without one and now his own home is a multimillion-dollar penthouse in Chicago's Trump Tower. For stockbroker, author and philanthropist Chris Gardner, there's no place like home.

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He teach me that to become successful, you may face many challenges during your journey and this many challenges must not prevent you from achieving your dreams. Chris lived a life where his wife broke up with him and soon he had no home to live in due to the amount of bills and parking tickets he had to pay. He and his son didn't gave up and continued life with Chris trying his best to compete with 19 other stockbroker candidates and with all his hard efforts even though he had no home or money, he got the job. Overall this teach me that one can achieve his or her dreams no matter what obstacles came in their way and now he is living a great life.

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Webgrrl's curator insight, May 11, 2013 9:05 PM

"She used to say 'son, I had to do so much, with so little, for so long, that I could do anything with nothing'. When that’s your example, it’s up to you to go forward. She would say ‘the cavalry ain’t comin’ son; it’s just me and you’. stockbroker, author and philanthropist Chris Gardner ( introduced to the rest of the world by Hollywood, when played by Will Smith in The Pursuit of Happyness )

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Realization of reaching possibilities

Realization of reaching possibilities | Possibilities, Conflict and Prejudice | Scoop.it

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From this picture, I realize that as long a there is this believe in someone's heart, he or she will acheive the impossible.If they have the self-esteem, there is no way they cannot achieve anything .Presonality traits such as paitience, risk taking and determination is also part of the reason for  someone to develop their true talents. With the help of this, many people may soon discover their true talents in them and change their life.

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Teo J-lyn's curator insight, July 3, 2013 3:27 AM

As long as people believe in themselves, they will be able to do better in life, of course,with the support of their family and friends. In order to achieve what they want to, they must have traits like determination , and a sense of motivation.Taking risk and being patient and having self esteem is also very important. I beleive that with a good attitude and personalities, a person can achieve great talents.

Wu Weiyang's curator insight, July 3, 2013 11:21 AM

I see that there are many factors leading to realization of reaching the possibilities such as specific personality traits and environmental factors. However, the most important factor is to believe in yourself, build up your confidence and have the desire to succeed. I think that women can be just as successful as men in the different faculties as long as they realize their talent. I wonder what will happen if the enviroment is not ideal to realize your talent.

Ameer Artsyrup's curator insight, July 5, 2013 9:52 AM

From this flowchart, I can see that there are many factors that may or will lead to the opportunities available. The flowchart also show that rescilience and the desire to excel is also needed to reach the possibilities other than having the skills needed to do so. Another important factor is that we must believe in ourselves in order to achieve the opportunities. Eventhough there are a lot of factors that has not got to do with us we are solely responsible in opening more opportunities.

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People Present Themselves in Ways That Counteract Prejudices Toward Their Group

People Present Themselves in Ways That Counteract Prejudices Toward Their Group | Possibilities, Conflict and Prejudice | Scoop.it

Individuals from stigmatized groups choose to present themselves in ways that counteract the specific stereotypes and prejudices associated with their group, according to a new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.

 

“People often think of prejudice as a simple, single phenomenon — general dislike for members of other groups — but recent research suggests that there are actually multiple, distinct types of prejudice,” says graduate student Rebecca Neel, who conducted the research with her advisor Steven Neuberg and post-doctoral scholar Samantha Neufeld at Arizona State University.


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There are more than one type of prejudice. This kind of prejudice is very obvious. Such common are prejudice against a specific religion or against people who are obese. With the prejudice still intact in certain minds, humans may no longer live as one. People who go against a certain religion will try to live as far as possible.Simple prejudice like ignoring non-beautiful girls or non-handsome boys is very common. This may lead these left out people to feel depressed or even make them think that their life is unfair and there is no reason for them to live any longer. People may use prejudice as a form of entertainment to joke around but have they thought if they themself was being prejudicised, how will they feel. Leaving prejudice is one step closer to a having a happy environment. I strongly feel prejudice should stop.

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YanTingg. ♔'s curator insight, June 27, 2013 9:22 AM

I can see that there are many types of prejudice and can be expressed in many ways. For example, prejudice against people who are obese, or a certain race or are a certain religion or even a different living standard. These make people think that they are of different level from other people and treat them differently from how they treat people who they think are at the same level as them. I think that prejudice can hurt someone's feelings and cause them to be emotionally unstable and may even lead to other illnesses such as depression after those prejudices from everyone. I think that this is also very unfair as are treating people in a way that they do not deserve it. I wonder what if someone is prejudice against those who usually prejudicing others? Will they accept it? Will it finally stop them from doing so too?

Bernice Phua Rui Yi's curator insight, July 2, 2013 10:27 AM

There are many different types of prejudices. Some of which could be things like being of a different race, culture and sharing different religious beliefs. It could also be prejudice like being against people who are not as thin compared to them. I personally think that it is not necessary to judge or look down on people. We should all learn to accept one another for who we are and know that doing such things doesn't bring any good to others, all it does is bring them down and we never what they may end up doing.

Teoh Jun Fang's curator insight, July 5, 2013 10:16 AM

(See-Think-Wonder) From this article, I can see that there are lots of different kinds of prejudice and they are expressed in many ways. Prejudice caused many people to have low self-esteem. It made people feel upset with their flaws. Honestly, I feel that prejudice will never stop around the world unless people stop judging one another and are willing to accept their flaws and how different they are from others. I think that everyone is unique in their own ways no matter what. I wonder how the world would be like if there was no prejudice?

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How Singapore creates its economic miracles | Globe and Mail

How Singapore creates its economic miracles | Globe and Mail | Possibilities, Conflict and Prejudice | Scoop.it

 

When Gregory Wade left Research In Motion’s Asia Pacific headquarters here last fall, the logical thing to do might have been to pack up his family and head home to his native shore of British Columbia.

 

Instead, the eight-year expat joined an equity firm and continued preaching the economic miracle of Singapore, coaching Canadian firms looking to set up shop in the region as a vice-president for The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Singapore.

 

“You will sense a vibe of growth, of energy, a sense of entrepreneurship and the desire and interest to create new and innovative products and services,” said Mr. Wade, who is now managing director of mobility at InflexionPoint Acquisition Corp. “I didn’t get that same vibe in Canada, regardless of locale.”

 

For a city-state with no resources, limited land and a small population, creating the explosive growth and development of the past half-century has meant running it like a corporation – using highly trained, highly paid leaders, inviting the world’s best and brightest to its work force with an open-door policy, and with a near-zero tolerance for dissent among the masses.

 

The result is a planned, modern economy with efficient public services, an educated population and a per-capita share of gross domestic product of more than $60,000 (U.S.), the highest in Southeast Asia. Singapore ranks No. 2 on the World Economic Forum’s global competitiveness rankings.

 

Today, as Singapore nears the 50th anniversary of its independence, the original economic miracle is slowing. Hit hard by the Asian financial crisis, the dot-com bust, the outbreak of SARS in 2003 and then global recession in 2008, the city-state is at an economic turning point.

 

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Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc, Darien Tan
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Singapore as a country with no natural resources have now come to be 2nd on the World Economic Forum's global. It is a great accomplishment as Singapore lacks natural resources and other factors and yet other companies from other countries still willing to set up business here since Singapore have proved it can continue on. Singapore have proved to other countries by showing how they can cope with the SARS attack that happened in 2003. Singapore was able to recover quickly and become what it is today. Singapore may not be as successful if not for other countries support. Our strong and willing Ministers will try many possible ways to sustain Singapore's economy. Always anticipate change, and stay relevant.

I am lucky to live in this country I call home.

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Teo J-lyn's curator insight, July 3, 2013 3:13 AM

I see that the economy of Singapore has hetting better but recently, the progress hadbecome slower because of many things that happened which hit hard on our economy.Many countries were affected, including Singapore as our economy relies mainly on exports. Despite this, many big organisations and businesses are willing to set up companies and develop in Singapore. I think that there is still alot that Singapore can do and offer despite the challenges it is facing and the limitations it has.Eventhough things may have been slowing down, Singapore still receives offers. The reason Singapore is slowing down is because since Singapore is such a small country, the amount of natural resources we have here is very limited. Despite the limited and small space, Singapore is not affected as there are still people who wants to work and start businesses here. This shows that Singapore has done a great job making itself known to the world, and has already found a space for itself.

Ameer Artsyrup's curator insight, July 5, 2013 10:44 AM

After reading this article, I found out that Singapore's econmy has boomed since its independence. However this is only due as Singapore has traded with other countries in order to survive. On one end, this sounds great as Singapore is thriving due to this but, on the other end, this is also worrying as this clearly shows that Singapore is dependent on other countries in order to survive. This clearly shows us that Singapore is extremely vulnerable. However after ssingapore survived the SARS, H5N1 and the H1N1 period, I believe that the future of this nation is bright.

Evelynkoh's curator insight, July 5, 2013 11:13 AM

As we all know , Singapore is a young nation which has been rediscovered and rebuilt a few years ago. Singapore may be small and that it doesn't have any nature resources but it's position in the world is what makes it stands out. It started of as a port and has slowly been created to how it is now , a successful country , the country which practices meritocracy which is known worldwide. All of these wouldn't have happened if our forefather's didn't protect and built our country well. This is their results of their hard work. However , as it is , Singapore is a very tiny red dot on the globe and is extremely vulnerable to everything that's happening in the world. However , no matter how many crisis we faced we're still standing as strong as ever because we didn't give up , we singaporeans all have a sense of belonging and we all fought and stood with singapore when it was weak. Nowadays , competition is really getting more and more intense as the days , the hours , the minutes and the seconds past. Its like between everyone and everything , there's a competition going on , no matter big or small , all of us are under intense pressure , trying our very best to be the victor. This is why , i hope that this article which is published would make an impact to all its reader's out there , slapping them in their face that they would definitely have to step up and work together to maintain how everything is now. Once they stop and start turning lazy , everything will just go down and i really don't want to think how it will be then. Thus i hope that since singapore has survived so many major crisis , we would forever be like this , the bright and successful nation which everyone looks up to.