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Postby Aw1 Don't feel like that& » Tue, 09 Sep 2003 10:34 pm

This sort of thing exists all over the world. There will always be the local element that just doesn't understand things. But those who come here from other places are mostly more enlightened themselves having seen the discrimination their own countrymen have shown visitors from other countries. So what better way to show the locals they are wrong by showing magnanimity in return for the locals' igorant ways. That way they(the locals) will see that they are truly wrong about the foreigners who are here to maraud the land and rob the jobs from them and in fact welcome them in greater numbers :D

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Postby Pal » Wed, 10 Sep 2003 5:10 am

Hi all,

I have deleted 2 posts, one from "lithium" and one from "Poor specimen".

Reason is obvious - no insults or racism posts in the forum.

Make peace :;):

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Postby Pal » Wed, 10 Sep 2003 5:19 am

Guest wrote:The way you carry on makes you absolutely pathetic. what an absolute disgrace your are and a wasted space at that too!
Make way for more enlightened individuals mate or you'll just be made light off... a laughing stock in other words! :angry:

Cool it ... let us handle it in a matured manner :;):

Is "Aw1 Don't feel like that" and "Look at your pathetic self" the same person ?

Is "Let others have a say" and "welcome back riva" the same also ?

Just curious ....




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Postby stratus » Wed, 10 Sep 2003 5:38 am

I agreed with Aw1 Don't feel like that!, discrimination has been always an issue in every country and definately not only in Singapore.It just how u view and take it into context.

For example, ask yourself this, are the black being discriminated in the states and are chinese being discriminated in countries where they are not the majority ??

And who do u discriminate in ur country ?

just my opinion

Postby just my opinion » Wed, 10 Sep 2003 8:33 am

for those who complain about racism should look at their own home. suppose a Singaporean visits Kansas, what kind of reception do you think he will get? There are racism everywhere, including Singapore. However, compare to many other cities, Singapore is much more tolerant. You don't think there is racism in New York, L.A or any other metropolis?

One does not think there is racism at home because he or she is one of them. This does not mean people at home are not ethnocentric. We all need to grow up. This means being tolerant of even those who does not like us.

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Odd Isn't It

Postby Odd Isn't It » Wed, 10 Sep 2003 9:04 am

It is odd isn't it that the greatest perpertrators of racism should react so strongly to so mild a form of it in another part of the world? ???

Zorba the Greek

Postby Zorba the Greek » Wed, 10 Sep 2003 10:27 am

In the end we're all the same, reacting adversely to anything we're unfamiliar with. It's all very human and therefore very natural. All we need to do is to give some space to others to be different. The words are Tolerance first then Receptiveness :cool:

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Postby carlos » Wed, 10 Sep 2003 1:25 pm

Thats not strong line of reasoning by pointing to other cities having the same problem...no doubt about it.
The point is you can hardly walk around without being exposed to this silly behaviour (whether giggling/laughing) without any obvious reason...for my part I am a bloody average type of person and there is nothing on earth you could laugh about...I am afraid to say that unfortunately I am rather boring looking haha...
My gut tells me that we are rather dealing with jealousy rather than racis. though both are related to some degree.
Frankly speaking I have been staying in the US, Europe and Asia but this sort of -- pardon my words (hope you wont delete my comment)-- silly behaviour I have not come across .

May God bless all of us.

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Postby olivier » Wed, 10 Sep 2003 1:46 pm

thanx marc for your courage to bring up this issue...it was time to do so
I hate to say that but lets face it without the decade long transfer of western capital, investment, the transfer of of techonology, innovation and the transfer of knowledge, management techniques Spore obviously would not be a developed country...and I guess the majority behaves and integrates well...
whats the problem so?

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Postby stratus » Wed, 10 Sep 2003 3:26 pm

human behavioural traits often demands the use of connectedness to our environment. as such,using examples of similar examples having the problem simply draws a parallel to the common nature of the problem

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Postby stratus » Wed, 10 Sep 2003 3:27 pm

without a societal view or research(accomplished by surveys,experimentals and field stiudies) one could not come to such a conclusion without slapping a large number of rather innocent individuals int he process

anecdotal-type sentences often serve to inflame rather than educate with their generous servings of bias ,lack of depth and base irrationalitly

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Postby stratus » Wed, 10 Sep 2003 3:28 pm

it would be nice to have a little consideration for all individuals concerned and serve to enhance the synergy between the two groups(as expressly stated by the author ; the actual division of who is two is of course rather thinly spread) rather than accentuate the natural conservatism and caution that every status quo has for each other

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Postby stratus » Wed, 10 Sep 2003 3:30 pm

being a plural society and in the attempt to be one, the daily struggle to bring different individuals divided by race,religion,language and other express differences is understandably a dynamic rather than standard process. i do discern a fair bit of bias (perhaps through the use of careless wording) which might increase and promote a warped sense of reality then what might be truly relevant

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Postby stratus » Wed, 10 Sep 2003 3:40 pm

i feel strongly that the forum might serve to bring individuals once isolated in their islands of opinion. a change might spring from this outflow of ideas and i dearly wish that utmost sensitivity might be extended to allow all members to peruse the threads with the lack of coloured judgement that serves to inhibit our growth to be a truly global race

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Postby GCY » Sun, 14 Sep 2003 12:31 pm

I am a (Chinese) Singaporean. Yes we do make fun of caucs
well we did until beginning of the year. since we get to know two british guys and since that time we mix around quite a lot with angmohs...most of them are great guys...
before however like many other Sporean due to bias or false beliefs (they think they are somebody once they come over, they are arrogant...) we used to make fun of them once we came across one of them by starting to laugh and making them believe we humiliate them...
well I guess the best is to get to know each other before judging people...
I know this behaviour towards angmohs is widespread here in
Singapore ... so I only can appeal to other Sporean to reconsider their behaviour... treat people like you expect to be treated right?


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