Millennial Mind

Beware the pitfalls of performative activism

The slogan, however well intentioned, felt vague and hollow to some of the people in Singapore.PHOTO: MISS UNIVERSE SINGAPORE

As another edition of National Day celebrations came to a close last week, I took stock of what has been a particularly rough year for Singapore society, with many from minority races reflecting on identity and belonging.

In the wake of black American George Floyd's death in May last year in US city Minneapolis after a forceful police arrest, celebrities and influencers, including those in Singapore, voiced support for racial inclusion and equality.

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