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Colorblind Ideology is a Form of Racism

Colorblind Ideology is a Form of Racism | conflict and prejudice |
A colorblind approach allows us to deny uncomfortable cultural differences.

Via Community Village Sites
Chan Yu Hui's insight:

This article is simply wonderful, on how they "colour-blind" people so that everyone can be treated fairly. I believe that despite the different skin colours, we should all be treated equally as we are from the same world, created by the same gods and with the same goal in mind together.

If only the world could"colour-blind" themselves, conflicts would not have been caused based on racism! If only that one day would come about, the world would be full of colours!

Ho jun rong's curator insight, July 13, 2014 8:49 AM

Although colorblind approach is a good solution to racism, it is definitely not the best. This approach ignores religion and may be seen as disrespecting other religions

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Three Plead Guilty to Hate Crimes in Killing of Black Man in Mississippi

Three Plead Guilty to Hate Crimes in Killing of Black Man in Mississippi | conflict and prejudice |
Three white men involved in the killing admitted they used to drive into Jackson, Miss., from a neighboring county determined to find blacks to assault.

Via Jordan Chua
Chan Yu Hui's insight:

Conflicts caused by racism are common worldwide,even countries that are considered stable have their own racist conflicts too.  However this article shocked me, as i had no idea why are innocent people getting involved in this kind of prejudice on racism? Mr Anderson did nothing wrong to deserve this kind of prejudice from Mr dedmon. I wonder why are innocent people discriminated for the no crimes they do? Did they really do something horrible to the other races? well, i doubt so.

It could be that the young teenagers like Mr Dedmon did not know the serious conequences of discriminating the other races. They might think it as fun and exciting to them.Other reason might be because they hold a grudge towards the other races after reading many tweets comments or stories on the internet. Some suggestions to stop this discrimination can be by convincing others that everyone is equal, and that no racism should be allowed or no other races should be unfairly treated.

After reading this article, i hope that the different races can go along well, spare a thought for one another and not involve innocent people like Mr Anderson to get discriminated and killed. A small incident does not just involve the family, but also worldwide, when a small spark can cause a big conflict.

Jordan Chua's curator insight, July 6, 2014 5:00 AM

It is very unfortunate that such disgusting acts are still being committed all around the world, many of which go unreported. Thankfully in this case justice prevailed, but the damage was done and an innocent man lost his life. To make matters worse, the teenagers believed they did nothing wrong by shouting obscenities like "white power" and "i ran that nigger over" at the crime scene.

Melissa Chua's curator insight, July 10, 2016 5:03 AM

It is really disheartening to see such an act of racism even up till now, in the 21st century. People should be more open-minded and accept people of different race, language and religion.

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Committee releases report on Singapore's Little India riots, govt responds - Asian Correspondent

Committee releases report on Singapore's Little India riots, govt responds - Asian Correspondent | conflict and prejudice |
Committee releases report on Singapore's Little India riots, govt responds
Asian Correspondent
December 8, 2013 was a day that entered Singapore's history books.

Via Fatimah Mujibah
Chan Yu Hui's insight:

Racism happens around the world, however It is very uncommon to see riots happening in Singapore, while  last year on December 8, it actually happened. Further investigations had reported that the riot on that day was caused by mainly the drunk workers, miscommunication between the workers and the bus driver .

No matter what had happened, i still think that we must always be vigilant and expect the unexpected so in order to react efficiently to the above scenarios.

The riot has already occured and would not be able to easily erase it from the Singapore history. However, some preventive meaures in the case whereby this incident will happen again, the police officers can try to improve on the efficiency of how they handle the situations, and more "real case scenarios" like this should be practised next time in their trainings.


Fatimah Mujibah's curator insight, July 12, 2014 12:32 PM

I think this riot wouldn't even have started if the Indian construction workers working here weren't angry in the first place. Maybe due their long working hours with one day rest, they had pent up frustration. I'm sure they must have many things they wanted to voice out but with many of them not fluent in English, they didn't know how to. Hence the death of their fellow worker was a sufficient enough a reason to spark their long bottled up anger and frustrations which cased them to overturn vehicles and setting them on fire. If their thoughts for better facilities or something and had been voiced out i'm sure the Singapore government would have come up with a solution to cater to their needs. Because in Singapore, no one is discriminated against their race.