This post is dedicated to the Clueless Idiots pushing for 1Malaysia and all the other various permutation of the same bullshit.
Let us deconstruct this "issue"...... understand its fundamental variables and perhaps reflect on ourselves what is this shit they are trying to sell.....and under what condition can it work
To begin let us examine some basic literature on the Contact Hypothesis formulated by Gordon Allport in 1954. In his seminal work The Nature of Prejudice, Allport put forward an idea that greater Inter-group contact would reduce bias.
To be maximally effective, contact and acquaintance programs should lead to a sense of equality in social status, should occur in ordinary purposeful pursuits, avoid artiﬁciality, and if possible enjoy the sanction of the community in which they occur.The deeper and more genuine the association, the greater its effect. While it may help somewhat to place members of different ethnic groups side by side on a job, the gain is greater if these members regard themselves as part of a team. (Allport, 1958,p. 454, original italics)
Allport’s Contact hypothesis defines four prerequisite features for contact to be successful at reducing intergroup conﬂict and achieving intergroup harmony. These four features are
- Equal status within the contact situation;
- Intergroup cooperation;
- Common goals; and
- Support of authorities, law, or custom
There are many preceding works on the subject before Allport's