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Regardless of Race

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I believe there is only one race – the human race.

Rosa Parks

July 21 is Racial Harmony Day in Singapore. It commemorates the racial riots of 1964, which involved two waves of riots between Malays and Chinese in Singapore, and reminds us the importance of maintaining racial and religious harmony in Singapore’s multicultural and multi-ethnic society. I believe Singaporeans do value racial harmony, but instead of being stuck in the past, we should aim higher to have deeper cross-racial understanding and overcome traditional racial prejudices. We’re all interconnected in this day and age. There is no such thing as being boxed into one race.

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