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​George Floyd killing stirs Asian feelings on region’s own racial strife, from police custody deaths in Malaysia to Chinese privilege in Singapore

Published on: 02-Jun-2020

South China Morning Post 

The death of George Floyd has fuelled protests across the United States, but also sparked a reaction across Asia. In Singapore, the US protests have revived conversations on Chinese privilege and the impact of the casual use of racial slurs on social media, mostly among millennials. Asst Prof Walid Jumblatt Abdullah, a political scientist from NTU, said: “In the US, if you are black, you are treated almost as if you are guilty until proven innocent. In Singapore, we are all aware of the stereotypes that minority groups are subjected to. While the gravity of the situations differ, the basic idea is that minorities face certain stereotypes which may be harmful.”

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