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  • With response to Liu Chin's comment, I do not think that there is a decrease in teenagers joining gangs. In fact, the trend of students joining gangs has increased, from students of aged like P6 to sec 1.
    On the other hand, why is it that companies will employ older people even though the government has won the election? I think that companies will retrench them because they belong to a category that holds high posts and take the higher salary. A younger one would be cheaper. than an elderly one.
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  • shuxian: You mention about the pregnant women being treated unfair to them in the workforce. But how can this be prevented or minimize in the future? it is not a kind of discrimination but that is how facts of life work, where bosses only think for the companies.
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  • erm. the part on 'How to minimize social divisions?', and the point regarding the national service, i do agree with the points u guys have mentioned. But majority that are in the national service are males, how about the females? I do believe that both males and females plays a part in minimizing social divisions.
    Cheers, Kerui (T38)
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  • I like this 'Look beyond age, skin color and religious differences'.
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  • Your analysis of how to prevent the future turn into reality is practicial and I believe we will see the success if fellow singaporeans work hand in hand together.
    However, I do not agree that youngsters will feel that studying/ education is not important. There have been increasing number of students persuing for a degree, contining their studies. And also, there has been a decrease in teenagers joining gangs as well.
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    • WISP Assignment 2
      Prejudice and Discrimination
      Benjamin Liew S10045866A
      Wong Wei Kiat S10046214A
      Poh Perng Jie S10046652J
      Quah Pei Shing Emily S10048567D
    • Part A:
      What Was not right
      With the USA
      In 1991?
    • History from 1990 to 1992
      Los Angeles Riots of 1992
      • Video of the beating of Rodney King ( African-American)
      • 53 people killed
      • 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
    • 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
    • Low standards of health care access and delivery
      Institutional racism
      Discrimination in housing
      Criminal justice and
      Social Inequality of African American
    • 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.
    • 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
    • PART B – What about
      Singapore in 2009?
    • 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
    • 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
    • Pregnancy struggle
      • 4 months maternity leave for mother
      • 2 months leave for father
      • Companies wary of pregnant women
      • Unemployment
      • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • If left unchecked, could make the imagined future of 2061 a reality?
    • Part c: What can
      We do to prevent
      The imagined future
      Of 2061 from
      Become a reality?
    • How to minimize social divisions?
      Promote racial harmony
      in country as a nation
      • Through Government promoting the advantages of a multi racial nation.
      • 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.
      • Learning of each different races’ culture and origin.
      • 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.
      • Protect each other when one fellow Singaporean saw another being bullied or took advantage of.
      How to minimize social divisions?
    • 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.
    • Problems and challenges
      Ageing population/low birthrate
      • Government promotes life long learning where people don’t stop learning
      • Attractive incentives and privileges to encourage more younger Singaporeans to get married and give birth
      • 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
      • Individuals showing care and concern for each other in a community
      • 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
      • Being genuine to all
      • 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.
    • References