WISP ASSIGNMENT 2

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  • 1. If the Asians (Koreans) are a minority, with their rights restricted (only business activities allowed), is there the minute possibility of them ever taking over the American state or put it in another word, if the Koreans are not discriminated against in the first place, is it possible for there to be the fear of them starting a riot?

    2. Can you ellaborate on the point 'Politician War' and also 'Jobs will be harder to find', as the points stated earlier in the same slide (18) seems to suggest that foreign workers will become afraid to work in Singapore and thus becoming unwilling to come, so from the local's point of view, this is a good things as there will be a shortage of workers and thus provide them amper working opportunities.

    3. The point 'stress the importance of racial harmony' seems a bit abstract, is there any concrete solutions that can be enforced in order to advert the imagined situation?
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  • Hi BoonChieh,

    Yes, I agree that everyone of us have different mindset and value in ourself thus we have conflicts everywhere. It’s not the matter of Brain wash or what you think it is... It’s more of core value and understanding and respect each other irregardless of race or even religion which most people dont think of it as a important thing.

    Reason for all this is simple. Humans are Egoistic, selfcentred, selfish and easily corrupted with thoughts that can be beneficial to they themself. How many people can abondon this kind of mindset? How many people wish to help others who actually seeks for it without any hidden motive or want rewards after it?

    I can only see a handful of them. Stressing on Racial harmony doesnt help us understand each other. We ourself must also take the initiative to learn more ourself and try not to be narrowminded and open our mindset to have a step into a better future.

    Hope that answer your question.
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  • Hi kokfuan,

    Equal Job opportunity can solve the problems in most of the cases as it wears of the image of us being to bais to Singaporeans But whether who the boss hire in the end depends on their decision.
    Yes, we can say that people who is willing to do more work and less pay will most likely get the job, why wont Singaporeans we ourself lower our ego and demands to fight for the job? If we cant even do something this simple, doesnt this prove that the jobs are not really something you wish to fight for and can do without it?
    Hope that answer your question..
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  • Hi Wee Leong,

    actually all the given factors given is link to each other someway or another thus yes they makes the people unhappy in year 2061 and of course work pressure is another factor that is link as well but the primary reason why we have work pressure that is stirring us up so much, most of it is related to Foreign talents coming in isnt it? Thus as I say all this are actually link some way of another. Hope it is able to answer your question.
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  • Hi Sarah,

    with regards to your question u can find the answer to it at the reply I have given to Laysze which is at the last paragrah. thanks.
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WISP ASSIGNMENT 2

  1. 1. Discrimination in USA<br />Name : Ang Soonteck(s10049334E)<br /> Lim junxianjohn(s10046388j<br /> Suhaimi Bin Salleh (s10048102G)<br />WoonBeiJia(S10048892A)<br />
  2. 2. Contents<br /><ul><li> Prejudice
  3. 3. History of racial inequality in America
  4. 4. Race riot in L.A 1992
  5. 5. Korean-Americans
  6. 6. Similarities Singapore – America
  7. 7. Problems Encounteres
  8. 8. Future Singapore 2061
  9. 9. Solution
  10. 10. Bibliography</li></li></ul><li>Prejudice<br /><ul><li> Stereotypes </li></ul> -Assumption<br /> -Unfair judgment<br /><ul><li> Up-bringing</li></ul> -Parent<br /> -Peers<br /><ul><li>Experience</li></li></ul><li>History of racial inequality<br />In America<br /><ul><li> African blacks were transported by the Dutch, Spanish</li></ul> and Portuguese trader and thus the first African black landed in <br /> America 1969.<br /><ul><li>By 1662, the white European colonist separate themselves from</li></ul> blacks due to difference physiological appearance, customs and <br /> religion.<br /><ul><li>Though they are no law that define black’s inferiority, by 1776,</li></ul> half a million blacks were enslaved.<br />
  11. 11. Race riot in L.A 1992<br /><ul><li> One of the worst riot that has ever occured in </li></ul>American history<br /><ul><li>Groups involved are between the African-</li></ul> Americans and the whites<br /><ul><li>Riot lasted few days
  12. 12. 53 people dead and billions ($) lost in damage</li></li></ul><li>What cause the riot?<br /><ul><li> Rodney King
  13. 13. Detected speeding by California Highway </li></ul> Patrol by police patrol<br /><ul><li> Resist by going on wild chase
  14. 14. When King was arrested, a struggle </li></ul> ensued<br /><ul><li>2 TASER gun was shot at him
  15. 15. King was mercilessly beaten up and when TASER </li></ul> gun failed to subdue him<br /> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROn_9302UHg___<br />Rodney King<br />
  16. 16. What cause the riot?<br /><ul><li> The whole incident was recorded by George </li></ul> Holiday <br /><ul><li>Video was released and did not take long </li></ul> before it enrage the L.A African-American community<br /><ul><li>Tensions continues to rise when the case was handled</li></ul> by a predominantly white jury<br /><ul><li>The four officers were acquitted after a year
  17. 17. All unrest and rage erupted into a riot on April 29, </li></ul> 1992<br />
  18. 18. Our thoughts…<br /><ul><li> Blacks were treated 2nd to whites
  19. 19. This is probably due to the enslavement in the past, </li></ul> and most white assume they are still more dominant <br /> in status.<br /><ul><li> The people felt that racial profiling and abuse by </li></ul> police had long gone unchecked and this was only <br /> found out unintentionally.<br /><ul><li> This is like adding oil to fire and worsen the situation.
  20. 20. The oppressed will not hesitate for fight for what is </li></ul> right in this case to race’s rights for the injustice done <br /> to Rodney King .<br />
  21. 21. Korean-American society<br /><ul><li> Philip Jaisohn was the 1st Korean to gain citizenship</li></ul> in America in 1888.<br /><ul><li> This was thoroughly question and investigate
  22. 22. Citizenship is granted for “free white man” only
  23. 23. In 1942, U.S congress prohibits immigrants from Asia
  24. 24. 1925-1940, Korean students were admitted using</li></ul> Japanese-issued passport and allowed to stay if they<br /> continue to register for school.<br /><ul><li>They were the minorities and always targets for anti-</li></ul> Asian violence and legislation.<br />Philip Jaisohn<br />
  25. 25. Korean-American society<br /><ul><li>They prohibited form gaining citizenship, </li></ul> employment restrictions, housing segregations.<br /><ul><li>They were treated the lowest class in the society as </li></ul> they are limited to their business activities and not<br /> permitted to use facilities that are meant for whites.<br />
  26. 26. Economical and Political War<br /><ul><li> This is based on article talks between Mira Jang</li></ul> (Korean immigrant) while Najee Ali (American gang <br /> member).<br />&quot;The No. 1 enemy for us was Koreans, who we felt were oppressing <br />us,&quot; says Ali.” For Ali, he said that &quot;We wanted to hurt [Koreans] <br />physically, economically, raise their insurance rates – anything we <br />could for payback,“. Jang thinks that the black- Korean conflict <br />was just a ruse concocted by the media and supported by the <br />government. )<br />
  27. 27. Our thoughts…<br /><ul><li> The American thinks Koreans are slowly taking over </li></ul> their state.<br /><ul><li> Hopes on stopping the Korean from causing a communityriot protest.
  28. 28. They also hope on the Koreans to listen to the </li></ul> government and stop occupying the majority.<br />
  29. 29. Similarities between Singapore and USA prejudice <br />and discrimination<br /><ul><li>Race inequality
  30. 30. Citizenship for foreigner</li></li></ul><li>Race inequality<br />Through experience<br />Names calling begins starting from primary school<br />Racist jokes (especially to the minor groups)<br />Lack of understanding between different race<br />Wrong impression given by parents since young<br />Insufficient learning of other races in school<br />
  31. 31. Citizenship<br />Increase of foreigner coming to Singapore<br />Why?<br />to boost the economy<br />Maintains human population in Singapore<br />
  32. 32. Foreign Workers<br /><ul><li>Most foreign talents have better qualification, more social exposure and working experience than most Singaporeans
  33. 33. Wiliness to work for jobs that most Singaporean would not take up
  34. 34. Lower wages compare to Singaporean</li></li></ul><li>Problems encounter<br />Singaporeans find it hard to get jobs as most employers choose foreign workers over Singaporeans <br />Low Wagers<br />Experience<br />Wiliness to learn<br />Hard working<br />
  35. 35. Future of Singapore in 2061<br />If discrimination is unsolved,<br />People will get unhappy<br />Foreign workers will be afraid of working in Singapore<br />Tension will rise between each community<br />Tourists will avoid visiting Singapore<br />Politician war<br />As a result,<br />Conflicts, riots may occur<br />Singapore’s economy will suffer<br />Immigrants will not be willing to come to Singapore to work<br />Jobs will be harder to find <br />An increase in job layoff and decrease of job pay<br />
  36. 36. Solutions<br />Stress the importance of racial harmony<br />Ban any political, racist form of media. Example, videos<br />Fine people who are racist<br />Equal job opportunity for everyone<br />Creating more jobs<br />Promote job skill upgrading<br />
  37. 37. Challenges<br />It takes time to overcome the mindset of people<br />Unemployment rate is hard to decrease due to the small size of Singapore.<br />Singapore is very vulnerable and dependant on global economy<br />Not easy controlling any racist, political videos as everyone can gain access to the internet with video streaming, egyoutube<br />
  38. 38. Bibliography<br />PR Log (Press Release) – Nov 06, 2007<br />http://www.prlog.org/10036805-singapore-more-open-to-immigrants-says-singapore-company-incorporation-migration-specialists.html<br />The L.A. Riots: 15 Years After Rodney KingRead more: http://www.time.com/time/specials/2007/la_riot/article/0,28804,1614117_1614084,00.html#ixzz0cI8Y81tv<br /> National Association of Koreans American, In Observance of Centennial of Korean Immigration to the U.S.<br />http://www.naka.org/resources/history.asp<br />The cause of racial inequalities in America today, Excerpts from an Address Dr. Bill Cosby gave at the 50th Anniversary<br />
  39. 39. World Peace, That’s Better<br />

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