Wisp Assignment 2

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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

  1. 1. WISP Assignment 2 <br />Prejudice and Discrimination<br />Benjamin Liew S10045866A<br />Wong Wei Kiat S10046214A<br />Poh Perng Jie S10046652J<br />Quah Pei Shing Emily S10048567D<br />
  2. 2. Part A:<br />What Was not right <br />With the USA <br />In 1991?<br />
  3. 3. History from 1990 to 1992<br />Los Angeles Riots of 1992<br /><ul><li>Video of the beating of Rodney King ( African-American)
  4. 4. 53 people killed
  5. 5. Thousands were injured</li></li></ul><li>Transition from Slave to free states<br />Civil War in USA in the past<br /> -Bleeding Kansas (Border War) 1854-1858<br />African Americans were in slavery since 1607 in North America in Virginia (both white and black)<br />In 18th century slavery was applied mostly to Black Africans<br />
  6. 6. What triggered the “race” riot in LA?<br />Scars of long history<br />Unsettled hatred from the past<br />Lack of mutual understanding<br />Lack of proper communication between each races<br />
  7. 7. Low standards of health care access and delivery<br />Institutional racism<br />Discrimination in housing<br />Education<br />Policing<br />Criminal justice and<br />employment<br />Social Inequality of African American<br />
  8. 8. Prejudice leading to discrimination<br /><ul><li>In a poll by yahoo, it is proven that at least 40% of white Americanthinks negatively towards the blacks.</li></ul> -the whites just hates the blacks- what ever the blacks does, the whites will never treat them differently.<br />
  9. 9. Other factors<br />Critical positions in the Government are all held by non-African Americans<br />Voices of African Americans are silent by the majority<br />White thinks that the blacks are slowing down their economy and causing unwanted problems to the country<br />
  10. 10. PART B – What about<br /> Singapore in 2009?<br />
  11. 11. Singapore facing ageing population<br />Technology advances, longer lifespan<br />Elderly, pregnant women, gender<br />Slow working speed, constraints<br />Feared retrenchment<br />Tough finding a job after 50 years old<br />
  12. 12. Since 1970s, economic was unstable from time to time<br />2001, 2002, unemployment rose to 5%<br />2002, 54 year old Malay women desperate for job<br />Knew multi-languages<br />Near retirement age<br />Singapore faces economic crisis<br />
  13. 13. Pregnancy struggle<br /><ul><li>4 months maternity leave for mother
  14. 14. 2 months leave for father
  15. 15. Companies wary of pregnant women
  16. 16. Unemployment
  17. 17. Not sufficient income to support the child</li></li></ul><li>The predicted future<br />Singapore will be prosper<br />Standard of living much higher<br />Higher taxes<br />Higher school fees<br />More people are struggling to cope<br />
  18. 18. The election<br />2042, election of government<br />Older employees vote for government who can solve unemployment problems<br />Experienced remain in company<br />Inexperienced remained unemployed<br />Youngsters at disadvantage<br />VS<br />
  19. 19. People lost focus in life<br />Money spend on smoking and drinking<br />More people start joining gangs<br />People do not see the need to study<br />Get quick cash through unlawful ways<br />Youngsters start discriminating older people<br />Pregnant women struggles to proof to be productive at work<br />Social fractions and divisions<br />
  20. 20. If left unchecked, could make the imagined future of 2061 a reality?<br />
  21. 21. Part c: What can<br />We do to prevent<br />The imagined future<br />Of 2061 from<br />Become a reality?<br />
  22. 22. How to minimize social divisions?<br />Promote racial harmony<br /> in country as a nation<br /> together<br /><ul><li>Through Government promoting the advantages of a multi racial nation.
  23. 23. Residential community singing the same tune as the government to promote and plan events that stress on importance of racial harmony.</li></li></ul><li>How to minimize social divisions?<br />Educate students in schools about cultural difference and tolerance<br /><ul><li>Having culture exchange in school during festive seasons.
  24. 24. Learning of each different races’ culture and origin.
  25. 25. Practice tolerance and patient attitude towards each race.</li></li></ul><li>National Service<br /><ul><li>Promotes the unity of all the different races to come together to defend Singapore as a nation.
  26. 26. Protect each other when one fellow Singaporean saw another being bullied or took advantage of.</li></ul>How to minimize social divisions?<br />
  27. 27. Problems and challenges <br />Global influences<br /><ul><li>Terrorist attacks on the people</li></ul> = may create distrust between Muslims and other races in Singapore.<br /><ul><li>Globalization</li></ul> = Other races from other courtiers that come to Singapore to work but do not share the same harmonious attitude as fellow Singaporeans.<br />
  28. 28. Problems and challenges<br />Ageing population/low birthrate <br /><ul><li>Government promotes life long learning where people don’t stop learning
  29. 29. Attractive incentives and privileges to encourage more younger Singaporeans to get married and give birth
  30. 30. More laws to protect the elderly </li></li></ul><li>How to successfully implement the solutions?<br />Support of community and fellow Singaporeans<br /><ul><li>Parents teaching the young ones the correct attitude and correct values
  31. 31. Individuals showing care and concern for each other in a community
  32. 32. Look beyond age, skin color and religious differences</li></li></ul><li>How to successfully implement the solutions?<br />Individual must do their own part<br /><ul><li>Live out what is being taught
  33. 33. Being genuine to all
  34. 34. Discourage any act that will harm the unity and understanding of people</li></li></ul><li>In Summary<br />Problems of discrimination and prejudice will always be around.<br />No matter where you are or any country you are in.<br />Teach and live out the genuine attitude and correct values.<br />Make the world a better place to live in together.<br />
  35. 35. References<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Angeles_riots_of_1992<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_Rights_Movement_Timeline<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civil_Rights_Act_of_1991<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States#Civil_War_and_industrialization<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bleeding_Kansas<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slavery_in_the_United_States<br />http://en.wikipedia.org<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Angeles_riots_of_1992/wiki/African_American<br />http://www.cartoonstock.com/lowres/scr0153l.jpg<br />

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