08 Jun '11, 2am

Racism a thing of the past? Think again via @stcom

I BEG to differ from the views put forth by Professor Lee Wei Ling in her letter last Saturday ('Singaporeans are mostly not racist'). Prof Lee posits that racism is a phenomenon limited by and large to the elderly and the less educated, and cites the substantial Indian population in her working environment and in her social circle as evidence of that claim. Yes, this does illustrate Singapore's racial diversity, but it tells us nothing about the supposed absence of racism. The writer seems to be suggesting that most Singaporeans are 'colour-blind', which is to say that we disregard racial characteristics when taking a person into account. It seems apparent to me, however, that this is far from the truth. I believe the conclusion that Singaporeans are mostly a colour-blind people is an assumption that members of the dominant racial group here, such as Prof Lee and myself, ...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/STForum/Story/STIStory_677332...

Tweets

#Singapore is working towards signing United Nations treaty to prevent #humantrafficking

#Singapore is working towards signing United Na...

temasekreview.com 11 Jun '11, 6am

If the Presidential Election were to be called tomorrow It is not uncommon in the lead up to elections to poll voters on t...