Prejudice and Conflict
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Prejudice and Discrimination

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"It is unfortunate that prejudices against racial and ethnic minorities exist, and continue to flourish, despite the “informed” modern mind."

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I feel that the ideas in this article, such as the different kinds of prejudice/ discrimination, the example of the Jews throughout history and the ways in which one can learn how to reduce or eliminate prejudices completely, are worth looking at. In this age where things are now more morally imbalanced than ever, learning how to stop prejudices from ever forming will be a boon for us as we enter the workforce in half a decade's time.

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Standard Digital News - Kenya : Tribal prejudice stifles our dream of a united nation

Standard Digital News - Kenya : Tribal prejudice stifles our dream of a united nation | Prejudice and Conflict | Scoop.it
My bodyguard since I first entered Parliament seven years ago is a fine police officer called Jonah Rotich, a pure bred Nandi gentleman from Uasin Gishu County. My Personal Assistant is a young lady of Gusii extraction from Nyamira County, MarieClara Mayaka. I’m always amused by the eyebrows raised virtually instinctively whenever it is revealed that I have “strangers” working with me so up close!
Ashton Chang Yee's insight:

I feel that this is quite true, even in Singapore where, to a lesser extent, employers hire people based on their 'tribal affinity' (race, background, Singaporean etc.) rather than their personal merit, achievements and qualities that they have.

 

Quoting from the source, it says that, 'Yet we expect “our own” to naturally favour us when in positions of authority. We rant how this or that president loaded government with his kin. Yet, the primary motivation for supporting our tribal dons is the expectation that they will indulge us when in power.' We should be thankful that in Singapore, although this does happen, it leads to good relationships and trust, rather than racial tension and strife, and that our leaders are trusting and open-minded enough to accept people based on merit. Let us also be the same, lest we find ourselves facing the same problem in the future.

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