11 Feb '12, 6pm

Racial discrimination is alive in Singapore

These lines sounds almost patronizing, and makes it seem like malays are racially or genetically predisposed to do worse educationally, and simply cannot do well educationally even if socio-economic disadvantages were removed. You have to consider that many malays actually do do well edcuationally, and that you cant tar the entire race with the same brush, its terribly frustrating for those who do well and continues fuelling the myth about a cultural deficit inherent in the malay race. It’s a very complex issue but i think we need to stay away for essentialisation and the pitfalls of retrospective statistical reasoning.

Full article: http://www.transitioning.org/2011/11/21/please-forgive-us...

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