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  1. 1. WISP ASSIGNMENT 2<br />Racial Riots In The United States1990s<br />Done by: Bryan Eng<br /> Victor Seit<br /> Jerry Lye<br />MohamadFilzan<br />
  2. 2. Introduction<br />USA Riots in 1992<br />African Americans , Korean Americans, <br /> the Mexican Americans, and the police force <br /> was involved.<br />The trigger was the beating of Rodney king and a student named Latasha Harlins<br />Filzan<br />
  3. 3. Whites have always thought they were superior than the rest. <br />Blacks lack education they can only be labour workers<br />Social Inequality<br />Filzan<br />
  4. 4. Korean - Americans judged the blacks as unlawful.<br />Eg. Not employing any black workers, Korean shop owner shoots down Latasha Harlins mistaken her for wanting to steal<br />Prejudices leads to discrimination<br />Filzan<br />
  5. 5. Prejudices leads to discrimination<br />What was written?<br />Not Particular<br /> I know you&apos;re not particular to a fault Though I&apos;m not sure you&apos;ll never be sued for assault <br />You&apos;re so fond of women that even a wench<br /> Attracts your gross fancy despite her strong stench <br />LONG HISTORY OF AFRICAN AMERICANS BEING SLAVES AND SECOND HAND CITIZEN OVER THE YEARS<br />Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:1900sc_Mammy_Card_Interracial.jpg<br />Filzan<br />
  6. 6. Policemen discriminate against the african-american. <br />EG. Rodney King being brutally put down by 4 policemen<br />Prejudices leads to discrimination<br />Filzan<br />
  7. 7. Economic Factor<br />Low employment rate among the African-American community prior to the riots<br />African-American community unhappy with the powers-that-be for the economic recession and their financial plight<br />African-American community had few economic and employment opportunities to break out from the poverty cycle<br />Urban discontent was rife due to the poverty experienced by the African-American community<br />Bryan Eng<br />
  8. 8. Racial discrimination among the entire community of South Los Angeles<br />The African-American community experienced segregation from society at large<br />The African-American community lived in squalor compared to their peers in the other races<br />General feeling of powerlessness and frustration at how society discriminates against them and the unfairness of the situation as compared to their peers<br /> Social Factor<br />Bryan Eng<br />
  9. 9. Political Factor<br />Then president, Bill Clinton, acknowledged the failings of both political parties of South Los Angeles<br />Republican Administration was at fault for “more than a decade of urban decay”<br />African-American congressional representative of South LA stated that the government had abandoned the city to the poverty cycle<br />In doing so, the loss of jobs and income was overlooked and the general welfare of the people not looked after<br />Bryan Eng<br />
  10. 10. Damage<br /><ul><li>Fifty-three people died during the riots with 2,000 people injured
  11. 11. Material losses vary between about $800 million and $1 billion
  12. 12. Approximately 3,600 fires were set, destroying 1,100 buildings</li></ul>Bryan Eng<br />
  13. 13. Problems faced in modern day Singapore<br /><ul><li> Malaysian workers in Singapore
  14. 14. Rob Singaporeans of their jobs
  15. 15. Get paid a lot more their own countrymen
  16. 16. No high utility bills to pay
  17. 17. Not interested in becoming a PR in Singapore
  18. 18. Children do not need to serve NS
  19. 19. Benefit from Singapore’s economy</li></ul>Victor Seit<br />
  20. 20. Problems faced in modern day Singapore<br />PRC young infants or students<br />encouraged to attend Singapore schools by government<br />awarded scholarships of $500 a month<br />these scholarships are not given to Singaporean children at all<br />Some of these PRC scholars are using Singapore a stepping stone to migrate to western countries later.<br />They take up space and resources in local schools, taking up spaces in universities and top schools.<br />Victor Seit<br />
  21. 21. Problems faced in modern day Singapore<br />PRC Employees<br />Despite having lower qualifications or inferior degrees to locals, they are preferred to local employees due to<br />Lower salary they demand<br />The absence of national service obligations<br />Victor Seit<br />
  22. 22. Problems faced in modern day Singapore<br />Foreign Athletes<br />The use of many foreign athletes both in the national team and school teams.<br />Prevents local talents from developing and improving as lesser slots are available for local athletes.<br />Scholarships are also awarded to foreign athletes in an attempt to attract them to “settle down” in Singapore. <br />Victor Seit<br />
  23. 23. 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.<br />Conclusion<br />Victor Seit<br />
  24. 24. Give Singaporeans those privileges that are better or equal to that that is available to foreigners coming to Singapore<br /><ul><li>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.</li></ul>Result:This will reduce the tension between the Singaporean citizens and any foreign workers or students that comes to Singapore.<br />Issue - Economy<br />Jerry Lye<br />
  25. 25. Singaporean citizens should have better, if not equal, educational benefits than foreigners coming to Singapore to study.<br /><ul><li>E.g. Books and school fees should be complimentary for young infants like those that come from PRC to Singapore for education.
  26. 26. 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. </li></ul>Result: This will allow more vacancies in the schools for the citizens of Singapore.<br />Issue - Education<br />Jerry Lye<br />
  27. 27. Compensation should be given to citizens of Singapore who join the NS.<br /><ul><li>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.</li></ul>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.<br />Issue - NS<br />Jerry Lye<br />
  28. 28. Greater focus on local talents in the sports scene.<br />E.g. Setting up more sports schools or encourage schools by giving incentives for students who excel in sports.<br />Result: This matches up benefits that foreign talents are receiving thus bridging the differences between foreign and local talents.<br />Issue - Sports<br />Jerry Lye<br />
  29. 29. THE END<br />If you have an question please kindly drop it down there and we’ll get back to you ASAP<br />