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In Singapore’s Shadows

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It was a single death that sparked the riot. Then the riot sparked a spouting of racist hatred that belies Singapore’s very orderly image – just as the country’s leaders were urging their multicultural populace to live in peace and harmony.
Tan Sian Liang's insight:

Despite the government's efforts to create peace and harmony, racism is still a problem. A Singaporean man accidentally knocked down a Indian national worker, and a riot started. The rioters are mostly other Indian nationals and they caused the Singaporean driver to be sent to hospital. Afterwards, many Singaporeans started labeling foreigners as trash and said many offensive things about them. Some even insulted those who asked for rational discussion. Racism is still a problem in Singapore, and our attitudes toward foreigners must change, while they must not see themselves as different from us. This should make the situation of both the riot and insulting for the better.

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Melissa Chua's curator insight, July 10, 2016 5:07 AM

This incident happened in Singapore quite some time ago. The unhappiness and distress brought to us Singaporeans, is still fresh in my memory. Despite the numerous amount of effort being put to promote racial harmony, it is very saddening to see that because of an unintended accident, so much chaos is being made.

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BBC News - Indian man attacked and set alight in Melbourne

BBC News - Indian man attacked and set alight in Melbourne | Conflict and Prejudice | Scoop.it
An Indian man is attacked and set alight in the Australian city of Melbourne, a week after an Indian student there was killed.
Tan Sian Liang's insight:

Authorities have claimed the attack on Indians to be random assaults by criminals, but there have been more cases that suggest to India that it is not, but probably due to racism. India has advised the people not to go to Australia, Melbourne. Australia is accused of ignoring racism, and a cartoon had been published on a newspaper that says their police is not trying hard enough, and suggest that it was due to an Indian being the victim and that they are racist. The Australians were offended by it. Racism can lead to worst relationships between nations and its people. Australia should take more steps to handle these issues and show to the Indians that they are not ignoring racism. 

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Racist bullying: Far-right agenda on immigration ‘being taken into classrooms’

Racist bullying: Far-right agenda on immigration ‘being taken into classrooms’ | Conflict and Prejudice | Scoop.it
The number of children seeking help for racist bullying increased sharply last year, as campaigners warn that the heated public debate about immigration is souring race relations in the classroom.
Tan Sian Liang's insight:

It is saddening to see that many children are being bullied due to their race, which it shows that these people, the children's schoolmates, at a young age are already racist. Some of the children had the courage to tell their teachers, but some of the teachers too were probably feeling the same as the racist students and didn't do much about it or not at all, or even sometimes making the situation worst. The number of cases of such bullying is still increasing, and something have to be done to tell the children at a young age that racism is wrong. 

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Lim Wan Qi's curator insight, July 29, 2014 10:19 AM

In my opinion, there should not be any racist bullying in school because I feel that school is a place for studying and making friends. I feel that everyone should be friends regardless of race or religion. It is mean and bad to bully people just because they are different from you.  I mean, it is just wrong to hurt someone just because they are different from you. After all, they are still humans, just like you.