Chapter 6: what are the experiences and effects of living in a diverse…
Chapter 6: what are the experiences and effects of living in a diverse society
INTERACTIONS IN A DIVERSE SOCIETY
Collaborate stronger national identity
The IRCCs are community inter racial and inter faith platforms that promote racial and religious harmony.
to foster interactions and friendship among different ethnic communities.
The PA is a statutory board established on 1July 1960 to promote racial harmony and social cohension.
Exchange and appreciation in a diverse society.
FOOD- food is a prominent area that shows fusion of culture. one such chef whom is a expert in this is chef willin low. Examples of one such dish is char siew pork burger.
MUSIC- mixture of two or more different types of culture's instrument is called fusion in music.Example of people whom are good in these are krsna and govin tan.
FASHION- fashion design is another area. Priscilla shunmugam and hayden ng are two fashion designers are good in fusing fashion.
Exchange of skills and knowledge
research and development with overseas experts.
Foreign scientists can share their knowledge and expertise to help strengthen research competencies and collaborations with Singaporeans
CHALLENGES IN A DIVERSE SOCIETY
Problems might conflict between different races as they do not understand each other.
Negative sentiments can arise when people jump to conclusions about others and make incorrect judgements due to insufficient understanding and erroneous assumptions.
Problems also conflicts when events such as the 9/11 occured.This is because people would hate on the religion that is supposedly part of the event.The religion here that is referred to is the Arabs and Muslims.Other races would then be racist and treat them differently as compared to other religion.
COMPETITION FOR RESOURCES
increase in foreigners have created tensions and these tensions have caused prejudice and discrimination.
one such tension is opportunity or availability or infrastructure. Due to this singaporeans have a question on whether they can cope on the competition for living space.
concerns over the standard of living
jobs-singaporeans are scared of the fact the foreigners are taking jobs away from them. foreigners can also be working in lower siklled such as construction and shipping sectors.