As recent political divides in the Western world show us, psychology and emotions, like economics and finance, play a big role in complex human interactions like the Duke incident. Photo: Xinhua
Linda Lim
Opinion

Opinion

On Reflection by Linda Lim

Chinese students at a US university were told to speak English. Simple racism, or something more?

  • Graduate students at Duke University were told they should speak English “100 per cent of the time” while on campus
  • The incident has attracted deserved condemnation, but the true motivations behind it need to be examined

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As recent political divides in the Western world show us, psychology and emotions, like economics and finance, play a big role in complex human interactions like the Duke incident. Photo: Xinhua
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