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  • Sep 16, 2014
  • Updated: 4:17pm


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