Causes Of Discrimination In Malaysia

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Based on the conflict perspectives, racial and ethnic relations can be negative, marked by racism, the belief that one’s own race or ethnicity is superior to that of others. Cause of racism, the dominant group tend to abuse the minority by segregation, expulsion and extermination. Segregation is the separation of the dominant and minority groups in an area of a country. Segregation can involve spatial separation of the races. There are 2 types of segregation. De jure segregation and de facto segregation. De jure segregation is segregation according to law, mandated by law. While de facto segregation is caused by tradition and custom. De jure segregation is no longer practiced by most of the countries but de facto segregation can still be found. After we have done our research, we found out that segregation do exist in Malaysia. How segregation happens in Malaysia? And how does segregation causes ethnic stereotype and prejudice in Malaysia? We can see this in our school system. The school system in Malaysia is segregated. In Malaysia, other than national school, we have another type of school called vernacular school. Vernacular school is the school that enable teaching and learning in one’s own mother tongue. Vernacular school are only available on primary education. Most of the Chinese and Indians parents sent their children to vernacular school, Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (Cina) (SJK(c)) and Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (Tamil) (SJK(T)), while most of the Malays attend national
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