Australians can bang on about how multicultural this country is, but that’s only if you look at the statistics, showing how diverse the population is. When it comes to actually accepting different cultures, foreigners and non-whites it’s a complete different story. In the video above depicts the issue Australia has with racism, that it seems to be more publicly acceptable than in any other country – at least from what I have experienced.
This is the first country I’ve lived in that I’ve observed racist attitudes on TV and in public with very little objection or consequence. It is also the first country I’ve lived in where I’ve been told to go back to my own country, and that because I’m a foreigner I don’t have the right to have any opinions about Australia or its politics.
I’m willing to lead a large angry mob terrorising the small angry mob that terrorised the poor French woman in Melbourne. Pitchfork, please.—
John Birmingham (@JohnBirmingham) November 21, 2012
Luckily the more sensible, and true blue Aussies, are starting to get sick of this shit, voicing their disgust about this disgusting racism and xenophobia all non-white or non-Australians experience at least once in their lifetime in this country.
Not to mention, I’m sick and tired of having to explain to friends abroad that not everyone in Australia is a racist. That actually most Australians are awesome and friendly.