Ethics and ethnicity

A few weeks after Barack Obama came out in favour of gay marriage, a photo montage appeared on my Facebook news feed comparing today's rabid opponents of such unions to supporters of racial segregation in the southern United States back in the day.

Sunday, 10 June, 2012, 12:00am

No one has a monopoly on racism

For months, India and Australia have been sparring over attacks on Indians Down Under, which India alleges are racially motivated. 'Curry bashings' have dominated daily news in both countries, provoking New Delhi to issue travel advisories, straining diplomatic relations and prompting many Asian students in Australia to return home in fear.

20 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Violence creates fear and resentment, not respect

Some parents smack their children if they get poor academic results or lie to others. I don't recommend this kind of punishment because it is bad for children.

2 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Keep an open mind and learn about other cultures

I'm writing in response to the article 'End in sight for racial bias' by Elaine Yau (Young Post, December 11). I think racial discrimination is a serious problem in Hong Kong.

I have three suggestions to solve this problem.

Firstly, parents should act as role models and ask their children to respect everyone, including ethnic minorities.

30 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Undercover job leads to race relations role

An undercover reporting assignment led to Kanwal Jamil's job at the Race Relations Unit after she investigated whether a position advertised in her Urdu-English newspaper was genuine.

25 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Racism just below the skin

The first serious survey of race relations in 50 years has revealed that behind Malaysia's facade of ethnic harmony, racism runs deep.

The survey of 20,000 Malaysians also found that the various races which make up the country's multi-ethnic society find more comfort and security in their ethnicity than a common Malaysian identity.

21 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Race-bias law

Is the blueprint for a law on race discrimination too conservative? Critics gave a qualified welcome to the consultation paper, saying it does not include language, religion, nationality and culture as warranting protection under the law. Share your views: write to us.

19 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

DAB candidates reject rights for new mainland arrivals

Poll shows U-turn, while Liberals refuse to show their hand on minorities' rights

DAB candidates have reversed their position on the rights of new mainland arrivals, a Society for Community Organisation (Soco) poll suggests.

11 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

Racism beyond the power of government

I HAVE A confession and an accusation to make. My confession is I am a racist. My accusation is I think you are one too.

It is the way of social vices. We are all victim to them in some measure and we free ourselves from them only by keeping a guard on ourselves in everyday life. People who say they are not in any way tainted by racism are people who do not know themselves.

10 Jun 2003 - 12:00am

Launch of posters to fight racism

The Home Affairs Bureau launched a poster campaign yesterday to promote the elimination of racial discrimination.

The new poster, to be displayed at MTR stations and Light Rail Transit stations, aims to raise public awareness of the importance of tackling racism.

23 Feb 2003 - 12:00am

Anti-racism law must now be enacted

An Indian trader for a London company believes she was a victim of racist treatment when she tried to do business in Hong Kong (Sunday Morning Post, November 3).

I would have innocently taken Chanda Narang's case of racism as an isolated incident had I not participated in a survey on racial discrimination in Hong Kong conducted a few years ago at a university.

17 Nov 2002 - 12:00am

Allegations of racism isolated cases

As a concerned Indian I have something different to say on the recent articles and letters on racial discrimination against Indians.

It appears to me that most of the allegations of racism are isolated cases which individuals have experienced. We should not generalise and say that the majority of Indians living here have similar problems.

3 Nov 2002 - 12:00am

Skin colour does not run

With regard to your article 'Educators accused of NET racism', we have once more missed seeing the forest for the trees. If children in Hong Kong are scared of dark-skinned people, perhaps we - as responsible, educated parents - need to instil in their young minds that skin colour doesn't run.

27 Jul 2002 - 12:00am

Watchdog to study landlord racism

The government's Race Relations Unit has taken up the issue of racism by landlords after the experience of an Indian investment banker from New York was highlighted in the South China Morning Post last week.

24 Jul 2002 - 12:00am

Worrying acceptance of racism in Australia

Australia often self-righteously looks abroad for breaches of human rights and dignity. John Howard's Government neglects and victimises its most recent arrivals with impunity. Recent shameful events in Australia are a timely reminder to us all that racial prejudice remains a universal threat to be ignored at humanity's peril.

26 Feb 2002 - 12:00am