Friday, September 07, 2012

A quick post about Sim Ann's "Of wrongful pride and prejudice"

"But online comments that clearly spew hate and prejudice against individuals or groups are simply that - hate speech. All of us, politician or netizen, need to take a clear stand against hate speech. Abuse of foreigners, or any human being for that matter, is not acceptable, whether it is verbal or physical, online or offline. Interpreting such vile comments, as Mr Giam does, as misdirected anger intended originally for the Government is deeply questionable."


An insightful and thought-provoking piece. Indeed, although government policies have contributed to the antipathy against immigrants/foreigners by some of us, such an explanation may prove to be an easy excuse for those who are latently anti-immigrant/foreigner, intolerant or pro-hatred.

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