22 Jun '16, 3am

Are we really as welcoming to foreign workers as we should be? Our writer finds out more

Are we really as welcoming to foreign workers as we should be? Our writer finds out more

Much has been said about xenophobia , but it still remains as a perennial issue in Singapore. Although foreign workers have contributed a fair bit to the survival of our economy, Singaporeans seem passive about accepting migrant workers wholeheartedly. While institutional efforts may have spread awareness about the rights of migrant workers, few of these initiatives help them better assimilate into our local culture. As such, there is little progress in shedding everyday xenophobia on a more day-to-day level. Through a recent video series by SGAG, the local media site depicted the discrimination foreign workers faced in Singapore by reading aloud demeaning tweets written by locals to them. In response to these tweets, many of these workers were speechless and several even choked up upon hearing them. More importantly, their responses, spoken after much hesitation, shed lig...

Full article: https://www.youth.sg/Our-Voice/Opinions/2016/6/A-strainin...

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