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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_Tan Kai Han | 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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From this article, the ethnic conflict between the Sinhalese and Tamils in Sri Lanka has a history spanning more than 100 years. It began when Sri Lanka was under the British colonial rule, as resentment was created when the Tamil minority was privileged over the Sinhalese for jobs and educational opportunities. I think this is the reason why many riots and war broke out. In 2002 they had  their peace talk and things did not went out well, as they felt that the talk was biased to the tamils. I wonder why both of the countries have to use violence, they should each give in so things will be solved.  

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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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Jessica Alba to host Social Star Awards - Celebrity Balla

Jessica Alba to host Social Star Awards - Celebrity Balla | Possibilities_Conflict and Prejudice_Tan Kai Han | Scoop.it

Jessica Alba is to host the Social Star Awards in Singapore. The 32-year-old actress is set to grace Marina Bay Sands when she fronts the first-ever Social Star event, which will see some of the most...
Read more at http://www.celebrityballa.com/2013/05/89354/jessica-alba-host-social-star-awards#Ul5KVA2wBERPHWqC.99


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This article tells me about the social star awards which have already taken place on may 23 & actress jessica alba is the host for it. i think 

she will see some of the most popular global superstars presented

with prizes in recognition of their career achievements.Performances from some of the biggest stars on YouTube who have gone viral globally as a result of being viewed, shared and written about on Twitter. I wonder if she could cope with it and help singapore to be better known in the global community. 

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Success Story of Adolf Dassler, the Founder of Adidas

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Adolf Dassler was the founder of the World’s second biggest sportswear manufacturing company Adidas. His father Christoph worked in a shoe factory and mother ran a laundry service.

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This article tells me that Adolf Dassler, was the founder of the World’s second biggest sportswear manufacturing company Adidas. His father Christoph worked in a shoe factory and mother ran a laundry service. His family is rather poor. I think that this man is very innovative. experimenting with innovative designs and ideas. At the age of 20, he began designing and producing soccer, tennis and athletic shoes by taking suggestions from trainers, doctors, coaches and other athletes. I wonder if his life would have been different if he choose to stick with his brother instead.
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Thinesh Kannan's curator insight, July 1, 2013 6:05 AM

I can see that Adolf Dassler, the founder of Adidas, was from a poor family and worked really hard because of his passion. His father worked in a shoe factory and mother ran a laundry service. He has been trained as a cobbler from a very early age and he loved experimenting with innovative designs and ideas. He split up with his brother after working in a company together. I wonder why he would split with his brother as they had been working together for so long.

Gautam's curator insight, July 2, 2013 9:08 AM

I think that Adolf Hassler worked really hard because of his passion of shoes and sportswear. It also tells me that you do not need to be rich to be a founder of a major sportswear company.

Evelynkoh's curator insight, July 5, 2013 11:34 AM

Since young , i have believed in a saying that everyone born has a mission to accomplish and that it'll only be accomplished when you work hard for it. Its like a mission and that no matter where or when are you born , the mission will also have to be accomplished before you return to where you came from. Some say , passion , faith and hope is what pushes people on to step up and continue what they're doing and fighting for. You'll have to set a goal for yourself and work hard to accomplish it , find motivations along the way and encourage yourself to keep on going as you may never know what might happen next , you might be just a few steps to your dream, Nothing is impossible as long as you try, Learn from your mistakes and never make them again , learn from it and change along the way , make it better and when time comes , you'll never know how all these bits and pieces in life has helped you gained so much experience and memories that will last a lifetime. Work for your dream , you'll definitely succeed someday in the future, Never give up no matter how hard the road is.

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Politics and prejudice -- insights from Psychological Science

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New research from psychological science explores factors operating in political attitudes that could explain why political ideology and prejudice are often linked.

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From this article i can see that there is prejudice toward various stereotyped groups.Chambers and colleagues hypothesized that, contrary to what some research might indicate, prejudice is not restricted to a particular political ideology. I think that people to conflicting values of liberals and conservatives giving rise to different kinds of prejudice, with each group favoring other social groups that share the same values. I wonder how do they feel after being treated so badly.

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Wai Kit's curator insight, June 29, 2013 11:08 AM

From this article, I learnt that there are many types of prejudice towards various stereotype groups. People select and interpret evidence consistent with their own pre-existing attitudes and ideologies.

Gautam's curator insight, July 2, 2013 9:20 AM

From this article I learnt that thre are many types of prejudice towards various stereotype groups. Also that these people intepret evidence based on their own judgements.

Nathaniel Loreno Arendayen's curator insight, July 2, 2013 11:52 AM

Using the 'see-think-wonder', I can see that there are various types of prejudice towards certain stereotype groups and that it affects politics in a large scale. I think that these various types of prejudice should cease. Nothing can be gained out of hate, already bad situations only get worse when prejudice is involved. I wonder why the prejudice is such a commonly linked issue with politics.

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How 3D Printing is Redefining Manufacturing and Consumer Behaviour - Luxury Society - Opinions

How 3D Printing is Redefining Manufacturing and Consumer Behaviour - Luxury Society - Opinions | Possibilities_Conflict and Prejudice_Tan Kai Han | Scoop.it
Burak Cakmak, sustainability expert and guest contributor to Jardins Florian, explores the possibilities and pitfalls of 3D printing reaching luxury consumers (How #3D #Printing is Redefining #Manufacturing and #Consumer Behaviour -

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From this article i learnt that 3D printing is a technology that was initially used for prototyping in aerospace and medical industries. While it has been around for a while, it is finally finding its way into more mainstream consumer products. I think that we human beings are trying our best to improve and build gadgets that will aid us in our work. Hence, they have tried making a 3D printer that will help us redefine manufacturing. I wonder how do they manage to do such an amazing creation.

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Melissa Tan's curator insight, June 30, 2013 6:12 AM

This is my insight using See-Think-Wonder thinking routine. 3D printing was initially used for prototyping in aerospace and medical industries. It was just an expensive idea people thought of. Eventually after becoming a more mainstream consumer product, it became more affordable and popular. Today because of the realization of this 3D printing becoming successful, this expensive idea has become possible. Anything is possible if we work towards it.

Ming Ting's comment, June 30, 2013 10:22 AM
From this article, I learned that 3D printing is a technology that was initially used for prototyping in aerospace and medical industries. While it has been around for a while, it is finally finding its way into more mainstream consumer products as, just like computers, it has become more affordable and its functionality is improving tremendously. I think that it is really amazing and wonderful that technology has already reached such a high stage.
Ming Ting's curator insight, June 30, 2013 10:22 AM

From this article, I learned that 3D printing is a technology that was initially used for prototyping in aerospace and medical industries. While it has been around for a while, it is finally finding its way into more mainstream consumer products as, just like computers, it has become more affordable and its functionality is improving tremendously. I think that it is really amazing and wonderful that technology has already reached such a high stage.