Effects Of Racism In Australia

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The country of Australia was built on racism. This land was taken and those who first came here, such as Matthew Flinders and James Cook. They took the land away from the indigenous people of Australia and killed them off with no remorse. They looked at them as if they weren’t even human, as if they weren’t even worth keeping alive, and yet those same very people end up being revolutionary names in Australian History and even having universities named after them. Even after the complete settlement of Australia, we saw immense amounts of racism coming from the government. We lived on aboriginal land yet we had a white prime minister and a white Australia policy. A policy that meant aboriginal children were taken away from their homes, and no …show more content…
As mentioned previously in the text, Islamophobia has reached the point where it has become institutionalized. Campaigns such as ‘Halal Funds Terrorism’ have caused a stigma against halal foods even though it is merely a food label like gluten free or dairy free. As well as the boycott against halal, it is much harder than before to build mosques in Australia due to fears of organized terrorism. This shows that there is a generalization to Australians that all Muslim behavior is terrorist behavior. Eventually there will not be enough mosques to cater for all the Muslims in Australia and it will be a lot harder to find halal foods and meat in supermarkets. This will drive the Muslims out of the country and or create a divide between them and the white population. Generalizations have been made about all kinds of races whether it is South Asian, East Asian, African or European and they are not always positive like the standard generalization of Anglos. Australian media, Australian television roles, and our education systems have built in these generalizations. A half Chinese girl from Saipan that attended a primary school in Adelaide’s western suburbs was placed in an English as a second language program because of her background even though English was her first and only language. This kind of prejudice usually continues onto be lack of confidence for the rest of these students’ lives as they expect …show more content…
Due to the large amount of them creating competition for her business, she started the anti-Chinese One Nation Party. After the anti-Chinese movement died down, Pauline Hanson decided to follow the trend and become anti-Muslim. In the 90s, the One Nation Party received 25% of the votes and this year she was re elected to the Australian Senate. Such large numbers point to a concentrated amount of racism in Australia. The Australian Government overall is poor when trying to avoid prejudice with healthcare. Aboriginals all over the country are not receiving an adequate amount of healthcare compared to white or even ethnic Australians around the country. Aboriginal men and women, according to statistics from the Australian human rights commission, had a 24% passing rate of year 12. Aboriginal women also had an expected lifespan of 65, which is nearly 20 years less than the Australian life expectancy. Those who had their land taken away from them are living in unspeakable conditions and little access to amenities that other people in Australia can get with

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