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Old 28-11-2018, 02:51 PM   #1
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Letís talk about racism and bigotry in Singapore

As more foreigners have settled here in recent years, there is a sense that Singaporeans have become more conscious and protective of our national identity.
When this has been vocalised in a way that celebrates our shared identity and cultures, all is well and good. But things get tricky when thereís a clash of opinion. When a few high-profile cases of foreign-born residents criticising Singapore surfaced recently, some have been quick to brandish pitchforks, their anger and indignance at times relayed in ugly personal attacks.
Just last week, an Australian international was fired from a local company after his comments insulting Singapore created a furore on social media. Although the action was decisive, his employer also made a wider call for all of us to rise above sweeping generalisations of other nationalities.
These incidents hint that despite our multi-racial and religious backgrounds, where we come from carries implications that both local and foreigners in Singapore are still learning to navigate together.
How do these tensions affect the way we relate to each other? Digging deeper into how peopleís experience of living in multi-racial Singapore may differ based on their country of birth, The ĎTennis Ball Testí poses 25 at-times uncomfortable questions to a panel of participants.
Why?
Because youíll never know what someone else is going through, until you ask.
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Old 30-11-2018, 05:23 PM   #2
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IMO people who don't want section 377A repealed are a bigoted lot. Why can't they just accept that people are different and their sexual orientation is different too.
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