movingtospore wrote:This thread just gets funnier and funnier.
We're number 1!!! Did you hear me? REally we are! Number 1!! Haven't you heard of the Singaporean Brand? We are the best!
You sound like a local version of Sarah Palin. About the same level of thinking skills I reckon.
I'm guessing this lot missed that class in critical thinking 101. Oh yeah. They don't teach that here I forgot.
This is truly hysterical. Clearly you missed self-awareness 101 too. I. Wah, wah, wah, f-ing wah. We're number 1! Wahhhhhh! Didn't hear me! Stomp my feet! I said - We're number 1!! Gahmen! Kick the foreigners out! They don't understand! We're number 1, you said so!!! Waahhhhhhhh.Blade wrote:
Derogatory,insulting? you should view some of the anti-Singaporeans sentiments of the web.But we don't go whinging and crying to their Gov.like babies.We too thick skinned lah.
What a ridiculous statement! Why do you think many SGns desire to leave this island for the EU/US/Aus etc., that you paint as if hell?yogaloungeforever wrote: Don't kid me by saying that you can walk down the streets of Europe without being called a chink or paki or you get beaten up for being one. Seriously you are the one here that needs some research on racial discrimination in the UK.
Unless you have been educated in the UK and have applied for jobs there as well, I will rest my case.
legal recourse? of course yesssssmovingtospore wrote:I don't think anyone is saying that racism doesn't happen elsewhere. The difference is it is against the law in many developed countries so there are avenues for legal recourse when it does happen.
And that was a well-articulated and insightful perspective.Wd40 wrote:The racism b/w developed countries and Singapore is different.
In developed countries, there are certain bad elements who will make racial attacks. But majority of the people are very friendly and have genuine racial tolerance. If are in the wrong places at wrong times, yes chances are you might get attacked. But on a regular basis people of trains, buses etc smile at you, talk with you and dont treat you like an alien.
In Singapore, the bad elements have been controlled so much that they cannot do anything. But even the general public at large dont seem to have a big liking for foreigners and majority think that all problems to them are caused by foreigners and you get that feeling whereever you go in Singapore. Its become us v/s them
That is the difference!
Academia, like the BBC, are notoriously left-wing in their administration. This manifests itself via a vastly exaggerated policy of 'inclusivity'. Any person perceived to be disadvantaged - a black lesbian transexual blind quadraplegic, being one pinnacle - are indulged; over-indulged in the minds of many.
The BBC practice 'positive discrimination'. That is, they actively hire in order to match the gender and racial mix of the country. Not the best people for the job, rather the 'right balance'. I get quite a culture shock between watching the BBC news in the UK versus watching it abroad. Abroad it's quite old-school, how it used to be. Back home it'll be two news-readers sitting on a red sofa. Newsreader #1, he'll read out one headline, then #2, she'll take her turn, and so on. They'll then have some small-talk side-chat and maybe share a jokey comment. Ah lovely, and no one offended at all [never mind that meanwhile WW3 is on the cusp of being triggered in Iraq].
So yes, a university asking you way too much info re: race, gender, orientation, etc., is not because they're racist, on the contrary. It's so they can indulge anyone considered to be a minority, the precise reverse of your perception! This is also why as you observed but didn't understand, they have zero interest in this data if you're Caucasian. You know, the curse of being a white male...
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