Be Good Little Migrants Poem Essay

1144 Words Jun 13th, 2016 5 Pages
Be good little migrants poem was written in 1986.By the 1980s, migrants from all over the world had settled in Australia. Immigration rates went high in 1988. Large numbers of migrants from places like Asia, the Middle East, Europe, South America and Africa filtered into Australia. The nation 's approach to new migrants since the 1970s had been one of 'multiculturalism '. This meant that Australian society embraced various cultural groups, with their distinct languages, religions and traditions and granted them equal status. This was in contrast to the previous policy of 'assimilation ', which said that migrants should abandon their cultures and languages and 'blend in ' to the existing population.Racial tolerance improved in Australia throughout the decade.
The underlying values, attitudes and beliefs of the non-white Australians are that they are Australian and so should receive equal treatment. They should be recognized for their long term connection to the land and as being the first Australians. The key values are the people (including kin groups and extended family), culture and spirituality, identity, country and place- a spiritual connection with the land not ownership. Non-white people have been treated shabbily by the white invaders.
UyenLoewald was born in 1940 in Hai Duoung province in the North Vietnam. As a young woman she attended the University of Saigon in southern Vietnam. She was arrested for her political stand against the Diem regime in 1962 and…

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