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別为反对而反对

別为反对而反对

文:吴妮臻 2010年4月10日   每年的4月中旬就是东南亚各国庆祝新年;也称为“泼水节”的时候。这个节日对旅居新加坡的东南亚外劳和华侨来说是一个重要的月份。前些日子,新加坡网友因为其政府资助并主办傣历新年“泼水节”庆祝活动掀起了一场不小的口水仗。   其实泼水节... 

新加坡的中国大陆新移民: 对少数的尊重,就是对多数的保障

新加坡的中国大陆新移民: 对少数的尊重,就是对多数的保障

文:吴妮臻 新加坡政府为了解决国人生育率不断下降的重要问题,在近两三年里开放了移民的门户;但是新移民数量的增加却已逐渐造成新加坡国人的反感。同时,要面对大批蜂拥而至的中国大陆(PRC)新移民 (new citizens),土生土长的新加坡国人难免对这群大陆移民(mainland... 

将心比心,让他们与我们成为更大的“我们”

将心比心,让他们与我们成为更大的“我们”

文:吴妮臻 现今的新加坡社会虽然已经逐渐迈向“国际化”的概念,但是新加坡人民视野的国际化程度还是相当狭窄的。“国际化”强调的概念是由一个地方社会能够连接到国际视野,从多元文化 (multiculturalism) 的角度;充分及积极地解决外国人定居新加坡后在文化以及社会参与等各个方面的需求。并且同时能够以开阔的视野,宽宏的接纳态度与新移民建立起互动关系,协助新移民的社会适应。 新移民移居新加坡后,往往会形成自己的聚落,来自共同家乡/或者不同国家的新移民之间不但有所交流,也会彼此互相支援,凝聚力量来解决彼此在社会适应上的困难;然而从新加坡的社会角度来看,原有的国民与这些新移民之间还是存有隔阂。国人因为担心大量涌入的新移民会改变新加坡固有的社会文化面貌与价值观,所以仍然对新移民持有很多负面的看法与偏见。一旦有了偏见,人与人之间就不愿意主动接触;这也是相当自然的现象。 然而,依据“国际化”的精神,身为“接待者”的新加坡国人应当加速自己与新移民彼此间的了解与公平互动,... 

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