Getting to the root of racism
In recent years, an increasing number of racism incidents have come to light in Singapore partly due to the rise of social media. These have generated much discussion among youths in particular, some of whom believe that Singapore’s multiracial society should strive to eliminate racism in its most common form – everyday racism or microaggressions. But can it be truly eradicated? We examine how Singaporeans should deal with racism in everyday life, be it in school, workplace or the community at large. Is naming and shaming or calling out such behaviour on social media the ideal way? What can society do to address the root issues and mindsets that give rise to microaggressions? How can Singaporeans develop a deeper appreciation of different cultures and ethnicities and confront stereotypes instead of holding on to them?
Shock and paw: SPCA uses 'experiential tools' to educate youth, deter rising animal abuse
For the second year running, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) has used somewhat unconventional methods to educate young people about respecting animals. During an event on Saturday (May 27) it offered experiential learning elements like shock collars, dog cages, and virtual reality simulations to let participants experience abuse from an animal's perspective. Video: Leonard Leong, Mak Jia Kee/TODAY