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Nothing racist about giving Chinese foreign workers free lion dance lessons

Posted on 13 January 2014

After all, Indian foreign workers are already getting free yoga lessons, which is part of their culture and heritage.

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Singapore has defended plans to give free lion dance lessons to all Chinese foreign workers currently working and staying here.

The free lion dance lessons will start this week and the purpose is envisioned to give the Chinese foreign workers here something they can relate to and something they will naturally want to do.

Defenders of the free lion dance lessons have pointed out that assuming all Chinese foreign workers are into that kind of thing is natural, as all Chinese look alike and have the same culture.

Hua Ren, a Singaporean said: “In the aftermath of the Little India riot, Indian foreign workers are already receiving free yoga lessons in their dormitories that teach them how to breathe and relax. because, otherwise, they don’t know how to.”

“Therefore, for people who are saying that there is something racist about such an approach to pair Indians with yoga, Chinese to lion dance, well, they are the ones who are really racist because all they see is race.”

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