Friday, January 8, 2010
Australian racism on Indians? Really?
Must say, I was surprized at the outcry as I have not heard much about racism in Australia at all.
My kids, whose St Ives school is primarily european and asian, have stated that the kids dont mix, each group keeping to themselves. I have also seen quite a bit of anti asian ranting on gaming servers here. Mind you, I have seen the same between Australians and New Zealanders.
I was initially shocked at the outcry over one death and the immediate reaction and assumption that this was a racist attack. Surely there would be others that should step forward? Could this have been a mere fight or a bunch of gangbangers hanging in the park. I really dont see how this one event has caused such an outcry?
Of course I am quite sheltered in my nice suburb and job. Everyone is mixed and many of my managers are from other countries. Seems pretty cool here to me.
I guess racism or disrespect of people causes those disrespected people to jump in outrage when these events occur.
Hopefully this is a one off event.
What do you think?
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