Unfortunately, in many countries, we are seeing more cases where people reject diversity and inclusion. Just look at the terrorists attacks in recent months – Orlando in the United States and Dhaka in Bangladesh. Each of these incidents are heartbreaking and fueled by hatred. History taught us that our country’s journey towards independence is unique, there is no bloodshed but on the basis of racial harmony. This is the power of harmony within diversity that has forged a nation that is respected by the global community.
human rights. I believe that racial and ethnic groups are things that will continue to exist from our past historical experiences. We can together wipe out the problem of discrimination and injustices based on ethnicity and racial differences, if we all strive towards cherishing social consciousness for one another as a one human race and freeing ourselves from the trappings of our racial and ethnic
I understand a theory of political legitimacy to give an account of the justice of political arrangements. (3) I understand a theory of political obligation to give an account of why and under what conditions, citizens are morally required to obey the rules constituting those arrangements. The social contract tradition offers us hypothetical consent theories of both political obligation and political legitimacy, frequently neglecting to distinguish the two ideas. Likewise, the common objection to hypothetical consent theories — that hypothetical contracts do not bind — ... ... middle of paper ... ...vice of representation". (14) For an argument that no contractual agreement on the two principles of justice occurs in the original position and that therefore the two principles are not justified by a contract, see Jean Hampton, "Contracts and Choices: Does Rawls Have a Social Contract Theory?"
The racial tension cumulated into a few racial riots in Singapore during that period of time. Amongst the notable ones were the Maria Hertogh riots in 1950 and the racial riots in 1964 and 1969. Realizing the importance of integration, the newly formed government after Singapore gained independence implemented a series of polices to promote racial harmony. For example, the introduction of the Ethic Integration Policy in 19891; a racial quota to limit the proportion of races residing in public housing to ensure no single estate is overly represented by any one race and the setting up of community centres within housing estates to encourage more interaction among the different races to build mutual understanding. Besides housing, education was also a major racial leveller in Singapore.
While it is controversial in today’s society and the current events unfolding across the nation, race is part of our identity. Race is what we use to describe “a group of persons related by common descent or heredity” (Ammer). The fact that we can be grouped with similar peoples is a huge part of identity. Our identity makes us who we are and so does common descent and heredity. Race also ties into culture, because our cultures and ethnicities most often come from our racial backgrounds.
Intro http://archive.adl.org/hate-patrol/racism.html#.V1hXCtV97IU Singapore considers itself as a racially tolerant and harmonious country and indeed it is with the four official groups, mainly, Chinese, Malay, Indian and others races. Racism could be defined as the belief that one human is more superior than another due mainly to the difference in skin color. Racism, in the past has induced wars as well as the formation of nations and Racism has been around since the beginning of human history. https://www.facebook.com/joshuasimonpersonal/posts/10154189736679365 These races in Singapore live in
We can trace the interaction between Chinese and Malay in most of the state in Malaya at that time with the harmony trading relationship with freedoms to practice ones cultural value. The critical division of opinion between Malay and Chinese was in critical condition with the ethnic riot eruption in the year 1969. This is due to the dissatisfaction towards special privilege granted to Malay by British policy of divide & rule for the freedom in economics ... ... middle of paper ... ...elief in God, Loyalty to King and Country, Honour of the Constitution, Sovereignty of the Law, Courtesy and Politeness (Malaysia 2008).The objectives of the National Culture Policy is to strengthen & preserve national unity and identity via culture. Besides that, the effort of national culture policy also undertaken for human life enhancing with social economics. To achieve the objectives, cultural policy should always treat Islam as an important element in national culture and always restore or protect the cultural foundations through joint research, development, education, development and cultural connections.
A biracial individual’s racial identity development is contingent upon many factors, both internal and external. With the dramatic increase in the number of individuals with a bi or multiracial background it is important for us to recognize the complexity of the racial identity development of this culture. It is critical to understand the hardships as well as the advantages of being biracial, to help them avoid any negative behaviors which could yield lifelong consequences. The healthy development of one’s racial identity is imperative for a biracial child to be able to achieve and maintain a positive psychological and social adjustment throughout the lifespan. Before 1967, interracial unions were illegal.
The "Asian American movement" is distinct in that it challenged predominant conceptions of an established identity by creating a new identity for Asians. For many ethnic Asians, the 1960s and 70s were periods of political activism that benefited them greatly. Asian activists banned together, forming a common identity as "Asian Americans." Their organizations and programs provided ethnic groups with political, social, and economic structures that challenged those of white America and set the foreground for the creation of this identity. As "Asian Americans," activists sought to eliminate stereotypes, discrimination, and exclusion that have pervaded throughout their history.
Fanon’s “National Culture” is focused on helping various cultures around the world, primarily the African American culture, rediscover who they are and how their culture and customs are unique even if they lost their identity due to colonization. According to Fanon, “we shall analyze the problem, which is felt to be fundamental, of the legitimacy of the claims of a nation” (146). Throughout his text, he argues that it is not so much the importance of establishing a national culture to pursue decolonizing goals, but rather what accounts for a national identity, or national culture. For many countries, their national identity is derived from its rich past and some of the goals the nation was initially founded upon. But what Fanon observes however, is that colonialism prevents this sense of nostalgia from encouraging a national culture.