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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 | Scoop.it 2 - June Assignment by_Seamus | Scoop.it
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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
Seamus Ong's insight:

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.

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Koo Xin Yi's comment, July 2, 2013 1:04 PM
After reading this article, I can see that racism has became a serious issue such that one's attitude to another is based on their race, skin tone, religion etc. I believe that people should not be bias towards one another for it is not what we can decide to be born as. I think that everyone has equal rights to voice out and their views and should be given equal opportunities. Accepting one another for what they are is a basic respect and furthermore, we should be more conscious of others' feelings and thought. I wonder if racism will still be such a big issue in the near future.
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.

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. 

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Global Competitiveness - World Economic Forum

Global Competitiveness - World Economic Forum | Scoop.it 2 - June Assignment by_Seamus | Scoop.it

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

 

Finland in third position, overtaking Sweden (4th).

 


Via Ulla M. Saikku
Seamus Ong's insight:

From the article we can see that Singapore is economically competant on a global scale and more productive than her most of her neighbours. As we can see, Singapore has managed to maintain 2nd place on the ranking list which is a great acheivement. This article makes me think that Singapore must definitely be a role model in the global community and also a great influential country considering it being ranked so high on the list. The article also makes me wonder how hard our goverment have worked to get Singapore to where she is today.

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Daren Ng's curator insight, June 26, 2013 5:54 AM

In global competitiveness, Switzerland, for the fourth consecutive year, tops the overall rankings in The 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. Singapore still remains as a thriving and highly effecient society with thriving economy as it places 2nd amongst the top 10 countries in terms of performance in the global market. Singapore is amongst the pinnacle of countries in terms of its economy and has surpassed many other countries and is able to compete in a global outlook. Hence, is Singapore able to maintain its high position amongst the other countries in global competitiveness of economy? What factors contribute to Singapore's highly effecient economy, causing it to be of such high ranking amongst global competitiveness?

Wai Kit's curator insight, June 29, 2013 10:52 AM

This article shows the rankings of countries economic status. In this article, we can see that Singapore is also listed in the top 10 in the ranking list. This thus shows that Singapore is quite competitive and is doing quite well in the global community.

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Daymond John: It's All About Relationships

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You don't build a brand like FUBU by begging for favors. Daymond John explains how he found partners who believed in him.

Via Scott Span, MSOD
Seamus Ong's insight:

This is my insight using the  see-think-wonder routine... From this article we can literally see rags turn to riches as we witness how the now affluent multimillionaire Daymond john started out as a budding entrepreneur, selling homade hats and shirts on the streets to build the popular clothing line FUBU. After reading the article I think that the possibilities of acheiving success and turning rags to riches are definitely endless as long as you are prepared to go the extra mile like what Daymond did to earn respect from his business partners. A good business acumen is also one of the factors required. I wonder if Daymond had gotten lucky in his business endeavours or if it was pure effort and determination that got him to where he is today.

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Scott Span, MSOD's curator insight, February 27, 2013 12:20 PM

It's always better to do business with people who respect you.

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Down syndrome is not the issue, prejudice is. | Treyton's Posse

Down syndrome is not the issue, prejudice is. | Treyton's Posse | Scoop.it 2 - June Assignment by_Seamus | Scoop.it
The real issue is the prejudice in this world that will be forced upon him, that is what I would do with my wish. I would rid the world of the prejudice that says people with Down syndrome are something less.
Seamus Ong's insight:

This is my insight using the see-think-wonder routine. From this article we can see how people always have preconceived ideas on down syndrome and thus are prejudice towards people with down syndrome, saying less capable, less intelligent, less human. As we read we learn that some examples of prejudice in the world today are slavery, segregation, denying women the right to vote, etc. This article makes me think that in this world, as long as you are considered 'better off' acording to the standards of the world you would always tend to be prejudice towards those who are considered 'less' than you are as the author herself sees her child, who has down syndrome, in a different light due to the mutual understanding which is formed as a result of the parent-child affinity they share which others do not experience and thus cannot relate to the child. This article makes me wonder if it is even possible to rid the world of prejudice.

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Joycelyn ت✡'s curator insight, July 1, 2013 11:54 AM

This article tells me how prejudice changes our opinions without having any understanding.  There are many different types of prejudice based on ignorant stereotypes. The world of prejudice says that those with Down syndrome are less intelligent, less capable and less human. What gives them the rights to look down on others and judge them for who they are? Those with cognitive disability are still human just that they are less fortunate like us. Even though the writer’s son, Treyton, suffers from Down syndrome, he is still a happy kid. We should give those with Down syndrome a helping hand instead of judging them for the way they behave.

I wonder how the world will be like if prejudice did not exist.

Hui Yu Leong's comment, July 2, 2013 6:09 AM
From this article, I can see that in modern society, disabled people are often looked down upon, many people look down on the disabled and make them the outcasts of the society, just because they think differently from us and have a different mental capability. Because they are different from us, we treat them like freaks,modern society is very shallow, and what person strays from the'normal path' will immediatly be bullied or left aside. The author in this artical has a child born with down syndrome and is worried that his child will be bullied when he grows up, in this article, we can see why we do not have the right to judge others as we do not face the same difficulties and challenges others face.
Hui Yu Leong's comment, July 2, 2013 6:10 AM
Instead of being mean and judgemental, we should learn to embrace everyone as the world needs diversity and compassion.
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Focusing On Possibilities In Times Of Difficulty

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by: H. James Williams Life is full of uncertainties. Day-to-day, like the weather, fate or circumstances present situations and challenges beyond anyone’s immediate control. Nonetheless, it remains...

Via Skip Boykin
Seamus Ong's insight:

This is my insight using the see-think-wonder routine. In the article, we read how life is full of uncertainties and how to handle difficulties the right way and clarify ambitions. From this we can see that the factors leading to realisation of reaching the possibilities are clarity and determination. these qualities, together with good insight would allow one to think ahead and thus realise that the possiblities are not too far away from reach. This article makes me think that it is possible for people or scientists, to discover or invent new things as long as they realise that the possiblities are not too far from their reach, The article also makes me wonder how the realisation of reaching the possibillities could help normal students such as my self.

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Jasmine Tan's curator insight, July 1, 2013 9:30 AM

I can see that in this article, I can see that there are ways to solve things in times of difficulty, as long as one stays on track and focused. If one does not stay focused, it means that they will not be able to solve their difficulty and perhaps more trouble might stir. I think what the article says is true, the part where “Change, fortuitous or misfortune, is always accompanied by opportunities for new possibilities.” There is always a way out whenever we meet with a problem, it just depends on whether it is a good or bad way to solve it. But no matter what ways we use to solve difficulties, we always have new endings. I wonder if people actually realise that they shouldn’t just stop trying even though bad things happen at the end. It is still a difficulty that they are facing, so they should be responsible for their actions by facing up to the problem no matter what th consequence is. Although this “new possibility” is a bad one, but all the more they should try to solve the problem/difficulty.

Sean Tay's curator insight, July 2, 2013 3:46 AM

From this article, i can see that staying focused during times of difficulty is a difficult and ardious task, however, if one manages to do so, he will be rewarded. Ones decision could lead to either good or bad. By doing do, they would at least be sure of themselves. I think that if we have tne correct mindset and the will to do so, i am certain that by thinking that you can do it, you will be able to. Sometimes, i wonder to myself, why do some people think negatively when not all hopes were lost.

Evelynkoh's curator insight, July 5, 2013 11:45 AM

There's always many different point of views to everything which is happening around us. Whether how good or bad it is depends on how we see it. Difficulties are like in the package to everything which happens around us and it solely depends on us on whether we settle it correctly or wrongly. We can also tell that everything that seem easy may also be difficult at times. For example , its difficult to concentrate on things when we have to therefore its by how you respond to it matters. You may just chose the easier way out that is to give in to the temptation and to give up or to resist the countless temptations which is being thrown at you to continue what you want to do and must do though its harder and tougher but the thing is , the more you suffer today , the more result you'll receive in the end.