Possibilities, Conflict and Prejudice
1 view | +0 today
Follow
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by Koo Xin Yi from The Indigenous Uprising of the British Isles
Scoop.it!

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

Via Infidel Patriot
more...
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. 

Rescooped by Koo Xin Yi from Possibilities & Conflict and Prejudice Assignment_Lee Li Ying
Scoop.it!

How to make Impossible Possible

How to make Impossible Possible | Possibilities, Conflict and Prejudice | Scoop.it

Via Lee Li Ying
more...
Lee Li Ying's curator insight, June 23, 2013 1:41 PM

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. 

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.
Rescooped by Koo Xin Yi from Possibilities & Conflict and Prejudice Assignment_By Tricia Chan Yan Ru
Scoop.it!

Persisting Divides in Global Competitiveness as Switzerland, Singapore and Finland Top Competitiveness Rankings in 2012

Persisting Divides in Global Competitiveness as Switzerland, Singapore and Finland Top Competitiveness Rankings in 2012 | Possibilities, Conflict and Prejudice | Scoop.it

Geneva, Switzerland, 5 September 2012 – Switzerland, for the fourth consecutive year, tops the overall rankings inThe Global Competitiveness Report 2012-2013, released today by the World Economic Forum. Singapore remains in second position and Finland in third position, overtaking Sweden (4th). These and other Northern and Western European countries dominate the top 10 with the Netherlands (5th), Germany (6th) and United Kingdom (8th). The United States (7th), Hong Kong (9th) and Japan (10th) complete the ranking of the top 10 most competitive economies.

 

The large emerging market economies (BRICS) display different performances. Despite a slight decline in the rankings of three places, the People’s Republic of China (29th) continues to lead the group. Of the others, only Brazil (48th) moves up this year, with South Africa (52nd), India (59th) and Russia (67th) experiencing small declines in rankings.


Via W. Robert de Jongh, Tricia Chan
more...
Tricia Chan's curator insight, June 22, 2013 11:41 AM

In this article, it can clearly be depicted that Singapore has definitely made a mark in the World’s Competiveness level. As each generation passes, the next generation is brought up with a higher level of education and civic mindfulness with the development of our examination syllabus that has been changing. Hence, competiveness is something most all Singaporeans possess, raising the competitive bar to a higher mark. I think it is great that such a small country with many limitations is able to be renowned in a short period of almost 50 years. Countries like China and India took more than a decade to become what they are today, and hence we should be proud. Singaporeans are striving to the best to show the world what they are and with the increase of immigrants; I believe we will be able to do so better. However, I wonder why Singapore wants to use competition instead of other factors to prove ourselves to the world.

Koo Xin Yi's comment, July 2, 2013 11:32 AM
After reading the article, I can see that Singapore is progressing well in terms of global competitiveness. With new technology and better education, I believe that Singapore can achieve higher standard. I think that the reason for Singapore to have such a high competitiveness is that Singaporeans tend to compete with one another a lot, be it among Singaporeans or with foreign talents. Singaporeans naturally built up the competitiveness in us since young. When studying, students compete for the level rankings. When working, colleagues tries to surpass one another. Hence, I think that most Singaporeans possesses competitiveness such that Singapore's competitiveness is greater than other fast-developing countries like China and Japan. I wonder how Singapore can be known for other merits other than having great competitiveness.
Rescooped by Koo Xin Yi from Possibilities & conflict and prejudice_Ng Xin Rong
Scoop.it!

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 | 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.

Via Xin Rong
more...
Xin Rong's curator insight, June 30, 2013 11:52 AM

From this article, I see that conflict is something should be avoided as more often than not conflict cause more harm than good. As seen in the article, many people see themselves as a different group from the others. The fight between the two races started when the Sinhalese took over. They gave the privileges to those of their race and mistreated the Tamils. It was because of the unequal treating of the two different races that made the Tamils start to rise up against the Sinhalese. The Tamil tigers, who are terrorists, threatened and bombed many places, resulting in loss of homes, jobs and people being harmed. Seeing this, I think that harmony is important as it keeps everyone at peace and no one fears that he or she is in danger or being harmed. It is also important that everyone is treated as equals and also respect one another. I think there is no need to start a war just to tell the other party what they want and make the other party agree. Things can be settled peacefully if both parties come to a consensus. Then, no one gets hurt in the process and there is a good relationship between parties. A war is never good and often causes the relationship between the parties to become more strained than agreeing to the attacking party's terms. Sure, one party may bear grudges towards another party for what was done in the past but to save the current situation rather than making it worst, they should let bygone be bygones so that the situation does not get any worse. Hence harmony is definitely important in multi-ethnic societies where different races have different beliefs.

 

I wonder:

 

- For things that can be settled peacefully, is there a need to start a war just to force the other party to agree?  

Koo Xin Yi's comment, July 2, 2013 12:48 PM
After reading this article, I can see that over a long time of 100 years, Sri Lanka have been facing ethnic conflicts between the Sinhalese and Tamils. Having a biased government only caused conflicts and made the country suffer under his rule. I think that conflicts should be resolved fast as delaying it will only causes harm to the country. For example, there were riots due to the unfair treatment between the Tamils and the Sinhanlese, and it causes lots of deaths and injuries people. Hence, I think that conflicts should be resolved in the fastest time as it only brings harm when delayed. I wonder why the government was being biased despite knowing it will cause conflicts.
Rescooped by Koo Xin Yi from Possibilities & Conflict and Prejudice Assignment_By Cynthia Chia
Scoop.it!

Five Mega Companies That Started in Garages (and Other Interesting Places)

Five Mega Companies That Started in Garages (and Other Interesting Places) | Possibilities, Conflict and Prejudice | Scoop.it
Some of the world's biggest companies came from the most humble of beginnings. Here are five major corporations who've each starred in their own rags-to-riches story.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Cynthia Chia
more...
vengaadesh's curator insight, July 2, 2013 11:51 AM

From this article I can infer that even the most popular and well known companies can just start of from places such as a garage. Who would have thought that Nike or Blue Ribbon Sports had been started from a trunk of a car? Though there could be many obstacles and setbacks on their way to success, through hard work the companies managed to overcome them. This shows that with perseverance and hard work one can achieve the unthinkable. I wonder what kept the people going when they were faced with obstacles.

vengaadesh's curator insight, July 2, 2013 11:57 AM

From this article I can infer that even the most popular and well known companies can just start of from places such as a garage. Who would have thought that Nike or Blue Ribbon Sports had been started from a trunk of a car? Though there could be many obstacles and setbacks on their way to success, through hard work the companies managed to overcome them. This shows that with perseverance and hard work one can achieve the unthinkable. I wonder what kept the people going when they were faced with obstacles.

Koo Xin Yi's comment, July 2, 2013 12:07 PM
Upon reading the article, I can see that not all successful companies had a smooth journey from the start. The few biggest corporation now like Google and Apple had many setbacks, but what makes the success today is the fact that they stood strong and overcame all the setbacks they faced. I think that behind their success is a lot of hard work and resilience that brings them to what they are today. I admires how these companies went through thick and thin in order to accomplish such achievements and wonder what is their motivation such that they did not give up.