Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Educator.

48% of drug offenders held last year were malay

1. What are your thoughts on the headline?

Why are only malays being mentioned in the headlines? Don't people of other races commit these acts as well? As educators, are we also failing to educate the malays in our community?

2. What could the adverse effect be if we accept the headline at face value?

Malays will be portrayed as law-breaking citizens, even if not all are. Educators may also be blamed for the lack of education given to malays that causes them to break the law due to lack of knowledge.

3. What is the likely motive behind publishing the headline?

It might be to get educators to pay more attention to their malay students and ensure that they are not getting themselves into trouble.

4. Why do you think we are still able to maintain racial harmony despite such headlines being published?

People understand that majority of drug offenders are malay and accept that fact. They also understand that because the majority of the drug offenders are malays, it doesn't mean that there aren't drug-offenders of other races.

Chinese love gambling

1. What are your thoughts on the headline?

Are the Chinese the only people who love gambling? Are the Chinese the only people gambling out there?

2. What could the adverse effect be if we accept the headline at face value?

The Chinese will be viewed as avid gamblers, if not addicted gamblers. Even if most do not gamble.

3. What is the likely motive behind publishing the headline?

It is probably to get educators to ensure that their Chinese students are not picking up gambling so they do not end up getting addicted to it.

4. Why do you think we are still able to maintain racial harmony despite such headlines being published?


The Chinese accept the fact that there those among them who really gamble a lot, and the community also understands that because 'Chinese love gambling' it doesn't mean all Chinese love to gamble or that people of other races do not love to gamble.

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