In this section, you will be able to view the interviews we have conducted as part of our research. Our video interviews were conducted on two people living in Singapore, and it aims to give you a greater understanding about how the people living in Singapore feel about multiracial integration.
Dr Ayodele-Oja Olalekan Rafiu, Philosophy Teacher (came to Singapore from Africa 4 years ago)
Do you think that racial integration is important in our modern society? Why?
So in that case, do you think that the current state of racial integration is adequate? Why?
What do you think is the government’s role in maintaining racial harmony in a society/community?
What then, do you think you can do to play a part in the integration between races?
Which of the two roles mentioned do you find more important, the government or us? Why?
In your opinion, what is the most important factor in maintaining a good standard of racial integration and harmony?
How do you feel about current ways of promoting racial integration, such as Racial Harmony Day? (Prompt: do you find it effective or are you skeptical?)
Do you feel that the standard of racism in our society generally can be improved on? Can you give examples?
Seeing the numerous racial conflicts that arose in the past, and even those in the present, why do you think such things happen? Do you think that all these can be avoided if all of us promote a racially understanding, integrated and harmonious community?
Based on your point of view, can you foresee any possible negative impacts of racial integration? (If yes: What would those be?)
If you were ever given a chance to do your part for racial integration, what would you do for the community?