Members of Liberal Party stage a protest on December 17, 2013 after Court of Final Appeal ruled the government's policy of excluding new immigrants from its welfare programme is unconstitutional. Photo: SCMP/Sam Tsang

In Hong Kong, slurs and stereotyping pass for debate

The landmark ruling by the Court of Final Appeal on CSSA has sent shock waves across the city and further divided society. If nothing is done to address the situation, those mainland migrants who benefit financially from the ruling may suffer in the end, as they will find it harder to integrate into Hong Kong society.