WISP ASSIGNMENT 2 Racial Riots In The United States1990s Done by: Bryan Eng Victor Seit Jerry Lye MohamadFilzan
Introduction USA Riots in 1992 African Americans , Korean Americans, the Mexican Americans, and the police force was involved. The trigger was the beating of Rodney king and a student named Latasha Harlins Filzan
Whites have always thought they were superior than the rest. Blacks lack education they can only be labour workers Social Inequality Filzan
Korean - Americans judged the blacks as unlawful. Eg. Not employing any black workers, Korean shop owner shoots down Latasha Harlins mistaken her for wanting to steal Prejudices leads to discrimination Filzan
Prejudices leads to discrimination What was written? Not Particular I know you're not particular to a fault Though I'm not sure you'll never be sued for assault You're so fond of women that even a wench Attracts your gross fancy despite her strong stench LONG HISTORY OF AFRICAN AMERICANS BEING SLAVES AND SECOND HAND CITIZEN OVER THE YEARS Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:1900sc_Mammy_Card_Interracial.jpg Filzan
Policemen discriminate against the african-american. EG. Rodney King being brutally put down by 4 policemen Prejudices leads to discrimination Filzan
Economic Factor Low employment rate among the African-American community prior to the riots African-American community unhappy with the powers-that-be for the economic recession and their financial plight African-American community had few economic and employment opportunities to break out from the poverty cycle Urban discontent was rife due to the poverty experienced by the African-American community Bryan Eng
Racial discrimination among the entire community of South Los Angeles The African-American community experienced segregation from society at large The African-American community lived in squalor compared to their peers in the other races General feeling of powerlessness and frustration at how society discriminates against them and the unfairness of the situation as compared to their peers Social Factor Bryan Eng
Political Factor Then president, Bill Clinton, acknowledged the failings of both political parties of South Los Angeles Republican Administration was at fault for “more than a decade of urban decay” African-American congressional representative of South LA stated that the government had abandoned the city to the poverty cycle In doing so, the loss of jobs and income was overlooked and the general welfare of the people not looked after Bryan Eng
Problems faced in modern day Singapore PRC young infants or students encouraged to attend Singapore schools by government awarded scholarships of $500 a month these scholarships are not given to Singaporean children at all Some of these PRC scholars are using Singapore a stepping stone to migrate to western countries later. They take up space and resources in local schools, taking up spaces in universities and top schools. Victor Seit
Problems faced in modern day Singapore PRC Employees Despite having lower qualifications or inferior degrees to locals, they are preferred to local employees due to Lower salary they demand The absence of national service obligations Victor Seit
Problems faced in modern day Singapore Foreign Athletes The use of many foreign athletes both in the national team and school teams. Prevents local talents from developing and improving as lesser slots are available for local athletes. Scholarships are also awarded to foreign athletes in an attempt to attract them to “settle down” in Singapore. Victor Seit
If no action is taken to help solve the above mentioned problems, assuming the rate of foreigners in Singapore increases according to the rates estimated in the article, it is highly possible that the situation in Singapore will turn ugly as predicted in the article. Conclusion Victor Seit
Give Singaporeans those privileges that are better or equal to that that is available to foreigners coming to Singapore
E.g. The government can say that companies are to have a minimum percentile of the work force to be consisting of Singaporeans as a requirement.
Result:This will reduce the tension between the Singaporean citizens and any foreign workers or students that comes to Singapore. Issue - Economy Jerry Lye
Singaporean citizens should have better, if not equal, educational benefits than foreigners coming to Singapore to study.
E.g. Books and school fees should be complimentary for young infants like those that come from PRC to Singapore for education.
As like jobs in Singapore, schools should have a minimum percentile of students to be required by the governments as Singaporeans, thus limiting the number of foreign students in schools.
Result: This will allow more vacancies in the schools for the citizens of Singapore. Issue - Education Jerry Lye
Compensation should be given to citizens of Singapore who join the NS.
E.g. The Government should provide an incentive for companies to employ Singaporeans who are obliged to do re-service to compensate for the downfalls.
Result: This will increase the employability of Singaporeans who have gone through NS as compared to before when companies consider re-service of a Singaporean to be a loss in productivity. Issue - NS Jerry Lye
Greater focus on local talents in the sports scene. E.g. Setting up more sports schools or encourage schools by giving incentives for students who excel in sports. Result: This matches up benefits that foreign talents are receiving thus bridging the differences between foreign and local talents. Issue - Sports Jerry Lye
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