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  • How should Singapore go about having religious discourse on social issues, especially contentious ones?

    By: IPS Editor | Nov 20, 2019 | Hits: 83

    A recent Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) paper on fault lines revealed significant differences in opinion regarding religious leaders strongly articulating their views on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) issues in public. More than 60 per cent of the 4,000 respondents to a nationwide survey indicated discomfort to varying extents with this scenario; the…..

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  • Challenging racism starts in the family

    By: IPS Editor | Oct 16, 2019 | Hits: 189

    The associations children make about people different from themselves are based on cues they pick up from trusted adults around them, say the Institute of Policy Studies’ Mathew Mathews and Shane Pereira.   SINGAPORE: Parliament passed enhanced legislation recently to preserve religious harmony in Singapore, adding to the safeguards that seek to maintain racial and religious peace…..

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  • In Low-Crime Singapore: Understanding the Link between Diversity and Crime at the Neighbourhood Level

    By: admintest admintest | Dec 13, 2017 | Hits: 4430

    We have heard from managers about the merits of diversity within organisations, whereupon a more diverse workforce tends to produce more effective teams, be more effective at problem-solving and musters greater innovations. When it comes to diversity in residential communities, however, the effects are mixed. Diversity within Communities Several social science researchers have pointed to…..

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  • Emerging sense of S’porean identity independent of ethnic heritage

    By: admintest admintest | Dec 01, 2017 | Hits: 2278

    A recent survey on ethnic identity shows that many Singaporeans rate speaking English as a more important trait of being Singaporean than being able to trace one’s ethnic heritage. The run-up to Singapore’s first reserved presidential election two months ago was marked by contention over what exactly constitutes an “authentic” Singapore Malay. As the 2017…..

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  • 以成熟方式处理种族歧视事件

    By: admintest admintest | Jul 04, 2017 | Hits: 1414

    我们生活在一个多元种族社会。我们不时颂赞这种多元种族精神,但也往往被提醒要维持种族和谐是艰巨挑战。在组屋区、职场和艺术领域,不同族群和习俗相互碰撞。出现矛盾时,我们可以选择感到愤怒或让他人感到愤怒,或把事件变成深化对彼此了解和强化凝聚力的机会。

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  • Racial Stereotypes in Media: Not just a bit of Harmless Fun

    By: admintest admintest | Jun 23, 2017 | Hits: 2765

    Singapore, with its polyglot population living and working together peacefully for the past five decades, often strikes international visitors as an oasis of social harmony. However, undercurrents of racism do surface from time to time. Insensitive remarks or actions based on stereotypes about a certain race may cause offence, and social media amplifies both the…..

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  • Taking Pride in Ethnic Identity Does Not Contradict Singapore Identity

    By: admintest admintest | Jun 12, 2017 | Hits: 3002

    The recent official opening of the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre (SCCC) by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong highlights the importance Singapore places on the preservation of ethnic identity. Other such centres have been established or reinvigorated in recent years for the main ethnic groups in Singapore – the Indian Heritage Centre was officially opened in 2015, and…..

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  • Picking Up a Third Language Can Firm Up Bonds Between S’poreans

    By: admintest admintest | Jun 09, 2017 | Hits: 3076

    “Being Singaporean has never been a matter of subtraction, but of addition … not of limitation and contraction, but of openness and expansion,” said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the recent opening of the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre. Even as we hold on to our own ethnic identity, we must be receptive to the…..

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  • Racism Saga: Are S’poreans Prepared to Grow From Ah Boys to Men?

    By: admintest admintest | Jun 05, 2017 | Hits: 1360

    We live in a multiracial setting in Singapore. There are many days when we celebrate it, but there are also days when we are reminded of how challenging it can be. Different groups and their practices bump into each other in the heartland, at work and through art. When conflict arises, we can resort to…..

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  • Why Reserved Elections for the EP Make Sense for Singapore

    By: admintest admintest | Sep 27, 2016 | Hits: 2839

    A recent survey of over 2,600 Singaporeans by market research agency Blackbox found that only 23 per cent thought it was “absolutely necessary” to improve the elected presidency (EP) system to ensure that minorities are given greater opportunity to become president. Around half (48 per cent) thought it was “good to have” and 29 per…..

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