Celebrate diversity in Singapore

Thank you for writing the article, Never Too Early To Talk About Race (Life, Sept 4). This topic has been so under-covered in our so-called racially harmonious society.

I am Chinese Singaporean and my husband is an African American. We moved from New York to Singapore and we are appalled by the racism here.

My boys received and overheard so many racist remarks in school that we often encourage them to speak up and tell their teachers.

They, too, mention that Indian students get bullied most of the time, but keep quiet about it.

Taxis often pass my husband as they most likely think he is Indian. He now prefers to book taxis than hail them off the street.


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I hope that as Singapore strives to become a more inclusive society, diversity will be celebrated to create a better future for all.

Stella Carter

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 10, 2016, with the headline 'Celebrate diversity in Singapore'. Print Edition | Subscribe