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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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  • Singapore Eurasians: Rewrite, Refine their Role

    By: admintest admintest | Mar 09, 2017 | Hits: 1844

    The Eurasian Association (EA) recently launched an updated edition of its popular book, Singapore Eurasians: Memories, Hopes and Dreams. Edited by Myrna Braga-Blake, Ann Ebert-Oehlers, and Alexius A Pereira, the book chronicles Eurasian origins, community life and culture, and profiles Eurasians who have contributed significantly to Singapore’s history. New chapters were added in this edition…..

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  • Majority race must be wary of false sense of entitlement

    By: admintest admintest | Dec 01, 2016 | Hits: 2867

    Several American media reports have attributed Mr Donald Trump’s election victory to a backlash from white Americans against the demographic, economic and cultural changes occurring around them. White Americans, grappling with the effects of immigration, multiculturalism and globalisation, felt they were losing their privileged position as the majority ethnic group. Although we are halfway around…..

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  • [The Angle] Beyond “Safeguards”, Let’s Do More to Foster Accessibility, Unity and Trust

    By: admintest admintest | Sep 09, 2016 | Hits: 1814

    Anyone examining election data from the past four presidential elections in Singapore would notice the absence of ethnic Malay candidates. Since 1993, when the first presidential election was held, nine Chinese and three Indian men have applied to the Elections Committee for certificates of eligibility. We have had three elected Presidents — the late Mr…..

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  • Why We Need to Talk About Race

    By: admintest admintest | Aug 19, 2016 | Hits: 4432

    The just-released Channel NewsAsia-Institute of Policy Studies survey on race relations captures the reality of multicultural living in Singapore. Broadly put, it sheds light on how Singaporeans have — or believe they have — interpreted and exemplified our shared ethos of multiculturalism. More than 95% of the approximately 2,000 Singaporean residents surveyed agreed that diversity…..

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