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  • Writer's picturelisaannettestanley

Sociology & Journalism Double Major

From my personal Facebook Page: July 30, 2015 at 7:11am

I have always been very culturally aware even before living in Singapore, being part of the first generation of school children in the US to attend racially integrated schools in the 1960s & 70s, making me inclusive, tolerant, accepting & culturally aware of those that are different from me.


Singapore is a melting pot of diverse people, cultures & religions. During the 6 - 7 years we travelled extensively through out Southeast Asia, I wanted to write for National Geographic but never really followed up on that career path, settling instead on a series of positions in the Advertising Industry.


This is my longtime Maylasian boyfriend, Alfie with me at his cousin's wedding in about 1983 - he wasn't a passing fad for me. I almost stayed in Singapore when my family moved back to the US.

He is Singapore MUSLIM: neither one of us ever tried to convert the other into our respective beliefs.

Pictured below are a few of their religious rituals performed at a Muslim wedding including walking on fire without getting burned & eating broken glass without getting cut.

Malaysian Wedding Procession in Singapore

I can't say it enough. You can't end Racism with more Racism - particularly if you're attacking "one of the Good Ones" - whatever THAT means.

Emotional Intelligence is INCLUSIVE, not Exclusive. It does not create an Us/VS/Them mentality. This is one of the many problems in Bi-racial relationships: many times the INDIVIDUALS are not accepted by either race.

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