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  • 1. WISP Assignment 2
    Prejudice and Discrimination
    Benjamin Liew S10045866A
    Wong Wei Kiat S10046214A
    Poh Perng Jie S10046652J
    Quah Pei Shing Emily S10048567D
  • 2. Part A:
    What Was not right
    With the USA
    In 1991?
  • 3. History from 1990 to 1992
    Los Angeles Riots of 1992
    • Video of the beating of Rodney King ( African-American)
    • 4. 53 people killed
    • 5. Thousands were injured
  • Transition from Slave to free states
    Civil War in USA in the past
    -Bleeding Kansas (Border War) 1854-1858
    African Americans were in slavery since 1607 in North America in Virginia (both white and black)
    In 18th century slavery was applied mostly to Black Africans
  • 6. What triggered the “race” riot in LA?
    Scars of long history
    Unsettled hatred from the past
    Lack of mutual understanding
    Lack of proper communication between each races
  • 7. Low standards of health care access and delivery
    Institutional racism
    Discrimination in housing
    Criminal justice and
    Social Inequality of African American
  • 8. Prejudice leading to discrimination
    • In a poll by yahoo, it is proven that at least 40% of white Americanthinks negatively towards the blacks.
    -the whites just hates the blacks- what ever the blacks does, the whites will never treat them differently.
  • 9. Other factors
    Critical positions in the Government are all held by non-African Americans
    Voices of African Americans are silent by the majority
    White thinks that the blacks are slowing down their economy and causing unwanted problems to the country
  • 10. PART B – What about
    Singapore in 2009?
  • 11. Singapore facing ageing population
    Technology advances, longer lifespan
    Elderly, pregnant women, gender
    Slow working speed, constraints
    Feared retrenchment
    Tough finding a job after 50 years old
  • 12. Since 1970s, economic was unstable from time to time
    2001, 2002, unemployment rose to 5%
    2002, 54 year old Malay women desperate for job
    Knew multi-languages
    Near retirement age
    Singapore faces economic crisis
  • 13. Pregnancy struggle
    • 4 months maternity leave for mother
    • 14. 2 months leave for father
    • 15. Companies wary of pregnant women
    • 16. Unemployment
    • 17. Not sufficient income to support the child
  • The predicted future
    Singapore will be prosper
    Standard of living much higher
    Higher taxes
    Higher school fees
    More people are struggling to cope
  • 18. The election
    2042, election of government
    Older employees vote for government who can solve unemployment problems
    Experienced remain in company
    Inexperienced remained unemployed
    Youngsters at disadvantage
  • 19. People lost focus in life
    Money spend on smoking and drinking
    More people start joining gangs
    People do not see the need to study
    Get quick cash through unlawful ways
    Youngsters start discriminating older people
    Pregnant women struggles to proof to be productive at work
    Social fractions and divisions
  • 20. If left unchecked, could make the imagined future of 2061 a reality?
  • 21. Part c: What can
    We do to prevent
    The imagined future
    Of 2061 from
    Become a reality?
  • 22. How to minimize social divisions?
    Promote racial harmony
    in country as a nation
    • Through Government promoting the advantages of a multi racial nation.
    • 23. Residential community singing the same tune as the government to promote and plan events that stress on importance of racial harmony.
  • How to minimize social divisions?
    Educate students in schools about cultural difference and tolerance
    • Having culture exchange in school during festive seasons.
    • 24. Learning of each different races’ culture and origin.
    • 25. Practice tolerance and patient attitude towards each race.
  • National Service
    • Promotes the unity of all the different races to come together to defend Singapore as a nation.
    • 26. Protect each other when one fellow Singaporean saw another being bullied or took advantage of.
    How to minimize social divisions?
  • 27. Problems and challenges
    Global influences
    • Terrorist attacks on the people
    = may create distrust between Muslims and other races in Singapore.
    • Globalization
    = Other races from other courtiers that come to Singapore to work but do not share the same harmonious attitude as fellow Singaporeans.
  • 28. Problems and challenges
    Ageing population/low birthrate
    • Government promotes life long learning where people don’t stop learning
    • 29. Attractive incentives and privileges to encourage more younger Singaporeans to get married and give birth
    • 30. More laws to protect the elderly
  • How to successfully implement the solutions?
    Support of community and fellow Singaporeans
    • Parents teaching the young ones the correct attitude and correct values
    • 31. Individuals showing care and concern for each other in a community
    • 32. Look beyond age, skin color and religious differences
  • How to successfully implement the solutions?
    Individual must do their own part
    • Live out what is being taught
    • 33. Being genuine to all
    • 34. Discourage any act that will harm the unity and understanding of people
  • In Summary
    Problems of discrimination and prejudice will always be around.
    No matter where you are or any country you are in.
    Teach and live out the genuine attitude and correct values.
    Make the world a better place to live in together.
  • 35. References