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World's Greatest City: 50 reasons why Singapore is No. 1

World's Greatest City: 50 reasons why Singapore is No. 1 | Possibilities & Conflict and Prejudice | Scoop.it
The little red dot heard round the world proves that size doesn't matter
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From rags to riches: Singapore’s success stories | Five Stars And a Moon

From rags to riches: Singapore’s success stories | Five Stars And a Moon | Possibilities & Conflict and Prejudice | Scoop.it
Who are some of Singapore’s most successful business executives? How did they grow their businesses from their humble beginnings?
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These success stories and rag-to-riches stories of local businesses all have something in common: perseverance and determination. Look at Mdm Chong Phit Lian for an example. Her family's sole breadwinner had passed away but that did not stop her make poor. She became successful and rich from persevering all those hard and tiring years of juggling work and studies. True enough, her hard work paid off. Likewise, the other businessmen and businesswomen had somewhat the same background of either being poor or have broken families. It was all the hardships and setbacks they experienced that made them who they are right now. I wonder how they feel about what they have gone through and whether they see themselves as role models. 

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The Different Types of Prejudice | eHow

The Different Types of Prejudice | eHow | Possibilities & Conflict and Prejudice | Scoop.it
Prejudice is a preconceived judgment or opinion that is usually based on limited information about a group or groups of people.
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"The most common types of prejudice are those based on race, gender, sexual orientation and disability." I have to agree that first impressions are important but do we really need to judge someone based on that? Before getting to know that someone? Because of these prejudices, we start to treat them differently and be judgmental. It may seem childish but most people are doing it these days! Just because someone's different in sexual orientation and disability, we tend to label them as "weird" and start to treat them differently. It is not something that they can change and because of what choices they make or what happened in their past, are we going to let it affect the way we act towards these people?

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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 | Scoop.it

This LibGuide explores the following themes: Causes and Effects of conflict in a multi-ethnic society (case studies of Northern Ireland and Sri Lanka)

and Challenges in resolving ethnic conflicts.

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Ethnic conflicts happen when people from different ethnic groups sees themselves as one group and are biased to their own groups. The conflict between the Sinhalese and Tamils in Sri Lanka "as a result of unfair treatment". This conflict has lasted for 100 years and this shows that when one do not treat someone who is from another race, country, religion or ethnic group fairly and fails to understand their culture or history, conflicts lasts for a very long time without resolving the problem and unnecessary violence might be involved. Obviously, the government hadn't been taking effective measures to ease the tensions between the two ethnic groups. Instead of policies that only favor one group, why can't the government have fair policies that benefit both groups? Is it that hard?
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