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  • To Daryl:
    Firstly, I don’t think it is regarded as a culture that some foreign workers wear some cloth hanging over their waist walking around. It is just a personal habit.
    In fact, the invasion of foreign cultures brings not only positive impacts but also negative impacts on Singapre. For example, as more and more Korean come to Singapore, Singapreans have more oppotunities to reach out and learn the Korean traditional culture instead of just understanding it from textbooks or the media. This is one of the positive impacts. However, for the bad elements of foreign culture, we should try to abandon them. Otherwise, they may damage the local culture. For example, in some countries, women are considered to be a man’s appendage without getting enough respect. Such culture is running counter to the gender equality which is the pursuit of Singapore society. If we accepted this kind of culture, it would create nagative thinking in people’s mind, which is one of the negative impacts.

    T37 Chen Yuan
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  • Dear Daryl,
    Thank you very much for your comment.
    I think there're always two sides to everything. Uncivilized foreign workers and immigrants do exist in the society, but I don't think we should judge everyone in that way since those are certainly not the majority. Compared to the great contribution that foreign talents make to Singapore, the negative influences are minimum in some way. On the other hand, Singaporeans should also hire more contributing and educated foreign workers instead of hiring the cheap and uneducated labor force so that together we'll make a better society.

    Lin Huang (S10043164H)
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  • To JunLong:
    I agree with your opinion. As the welfare system in France, it only ensures the basic living condition of the local French when the immigrants and foreigners have no special laws or regulations to protect them. This will more or less undermine the social cohesion of the country even trigger the riots. Take it as a warning, for the immigrants also play as an important role and make their contributions to the society, Singapore should also consider the rights and interests of the immigrants.

    T37 Lin Ruo Zi
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  • Hi.
    i do think that the importance of having immigrants, foreign workers and students are important in Singapore. By bringing their cultures to Singapore does it make a positive impact on the citizens or a negative impact-? like the foreign workers wearing some cloth hanging over their waist walking around-?
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  • It is very important to ensure the welfare of the immigrants and foreigners in the country and to give them an opportunity to voice their needs. In Singapore, everyone is sharing the small piece of land in the country. Thus, it is important to ensure social cohesion in the country. If there is any dispute, it might have huge repercussion such as mistrust and hostility with one another.
    Next, I agree on what Evan had said that more foreigners mean less jobs opportunities for the local people as it led to more competition for the same number of jobs.
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    • 1. WISP - ASSIGNMENT 2IMAGINE - A world we can change,make better, and co-exists in harmoniouslyChen Yuan (s10043151H)Lin Huang (s10043164H)Lin RuoZi (s10043146K)Nguyen Thi Minh Nhan(s10043234K)<br />
    • 2. Prejudice Against Jews and Muslims<br />Jews haves lived in France since the 5th century subject to:<br />Government-sponsored vilification of their faith<br />Mass expulsions<br />Forced conversion to Roman Catholicism<br />Crippling taxation<br />Humiliating legal oaths<br />Proscriptions from living in France’s major cities <br />Etc.<br />
    • 3. Major Events<br />Dreyfus affair<br />World War II <br />
    • 4. Major Events<br />The German occupation<br />France’s disgraceful relationship with its Muslim population <br />
    • 5. The New Jean-Pierre RaffarinGovernment Policies<br />A more conservative policy <br />De-emphasized social programs<br />Concentrate on providing public safety and combating crime<br />Cut subsidies for community <br /> associations and local social <br /> workers<br />
    • 6. Ghettoization<br />Severe housing crisis <br />The bleak, unglamorous concrete-slab neighborhoods abandoned by the French blue collars <br />
    • 7. Social Pathology of The Underclass<br />School underperformance<br />Unemployment<br />Drug trafficking etc.<br />
    • 8. The French riots happened in 2005 and 2006http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Og4lC2DoztE<br />
    • 9. Comparison:<br />
    • 10. Background--The population of France and proportion of immigrants as of 2006<br />The French citizens <br />The French citizens with foreign origin <br />The trend of population<br />
    • 11. Social inequality <br />1. Resettlement of immigrants<br />2. Democratic rights and Education <br />3. Employment <br />Comparison of unemployment levels among citizens and immigrants<br />
    • 12. Political factors<br />The “selective” immigration policy<br />Crack down on the illegal immigrants <br />The battle of left-wing and right-wing parties <br />Immigrants have neither political leaders to express their interest nor special laws or regulations to ensure equal treatment <br />
    • 13. Economic factors<br />Stagnant growth of economic<br /> --high unemployment rate <br />France’s economic system<br /> --high taxes and welfare system<br />Stagnant growth of GNP and foreign trade volume<br /> --Decline in international competitiveness<br />
    • 14. Other social factors:<br />widening gap between the rich and the poor<br />Differentiation of social classes<br />Conflicts of interests <br /> Other reasons caused prejudice: <br />For the French citizens:<br />Extreme emotional nationalism of the French on immigrants<br />For immigrants:<br />Gather together on basis of races, ethnicity<br />insist on the belief in original nations <br />terrorist incidents caused by the Muslim militants<br />
    • 15. Singapore and France<br />
    • 16. Background<br />France – promised land for immigrants<br />Single dominating race( White French)<br />Singapore - multicultural society<br />Mixture of races: Chinese, Indian, Malay.<br />Well-aware of racial tolerance<br />Much Less severe discrimination<br />
    • 17. CIVIL RIGHT<br />France: Police with harassment and brutality<br />Policy and laws discourage minority ‘s civil right<br />Singapore: moderate equality between foreigner and local<br />Discriminative attitude in certain government officer<br />
    • 18. Social Justice<br />France: <br />refugees and minority live in poverty and hopelessness; <br />no one listens to them youth rebellious reaction<br />Singapore : <br />foreign workers bear<br />hardships of work and<br /> stereotype<br /> How will their future <br />generations be treated?<br />
    • 19. Job<br />France: &apos;finish up in the wastepaper basket because of the name or the address of the candidate’<br />France: hardly secure a job- unwilling victim of globalization<br />
    • 20. Employment<br />Singapore: everyone stands for equal chance of employment, based on individual competency.- although particular company exploit and ill treat foreign workers<br />Singapore: affected by economic downturn- downsize of workers.<br />
    • 21. PRECAUTION MEASURES<br />From the identified instances of prejudice and discrimination, Singapore can draw lessons from France.<br />What can we do to prevent the same situations from occurring and minimize social divisions?<br />As Singapore Government<br />As Local Singaporeans<br />As New Immigrants or Foreigners <br />
    • 22. As Singapore Government<br />Establish special authority <br />Legislate to protect the legitimate rights and interests of immigrants and foreigners<br />Implement policies to protect local people in some areas <br />Implement multicultural education (cultural fusion) <br />Strengthen control over immigration policy <br />Formulate corresponding measures or emergency bills <br />Try to change the political loyalty of new immigrants<br />Involve new immigrants into political life <br />
    • 23. As Local Singaporeans<br />Be aware of the importance of new immigrants <br />Need acceptance and appreciation to new immigrants or foreigners instead of prejudice <br />Be open-minded to the cultures and customs of other countries or religions <br />Be friendly to new comers, enhance their sense of belonging to Singapore <br />
    • 24. As New Immigration or Foreigners <br />Understand the situation in Singapore <br />Actively integrate into the new environment <br />Reduce blame, negative opinions and excessive pessimism <br />Seek appropriate help <br />Self- improve and contribute to social development <br />Comply with national laws and pay attention to self-conduct <br />
    • 25. PROBLEMS & CHALLENGES <br />Implementation of the policies does not work properly<br />Misconceptions on different ethnics and social classes.<br />Deep-rooted stereotypes and prejudices <br />Inter-cultural conflict<br />Economic crisis<br />Antigovernment forces<br />Excessive behaviour caused by radical ideas<br />
    • 26. REFERENCES<br /> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2006_youth_protests_in_France <br /> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2005_civil_unrest_in_France <br />http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/2005_civil_unrest_in_France<br />http://libcom.org/history/what-happened-after-paris-suburb-riots-2005<br /> http://nanyang.xmu.edu.cn/Article/ShowArticle.asp?ArticleID=4299 <br />

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