Published on 20 Jun 2021

‘Why is this still happening?’

South China Morning Post

Racially motivated assaults are rare in Singapore, but the multi-ethnic city state of 5.7 million has long had to contend with episodes of racial intolerance. Sociologist Laavanya Kathiravelu, who researches ethnic relations in Singapore, said she had sensed a “definite increase of awareness” among younger members of the city state’s ethnic minority groups, who tended to adopt a more inquisitorial tone than older generations when discussing race matters.  The assistant professor at NTU added that “legitimising people’s experience as real and as a problem” was important as this “will go a long way towards making people feel secure and seen and recognised as important parts of society”.

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