The sad thing is, this has been going on for ages.
My grandpa was telling me that his family were spat at on the street and called “Fucking Dirty Wogs” and “To go back where they came from” because they came here from Italy. My dad was beaten up at school for being a “Wog” and then he was the only one who got in trouble with the teacher. I was bullied relentlessly at school for being a ” Fat Wog” as well, and this was like a few years ago by some stupid fucks who think they were so fucking smart.
And now that hatred as moved onto the Asylum Seekers again (you’d be pretty fucking ashamed of Australia in 2001-2003 after the 9/11 attacks) and even before that in Geelong the Sudanese community was treated like shit simply for being refugees.
Its a cycle of viciousness and the Government only encourages the behavior. It needs to stop now.
Never realize there was this dark side to Australia.
My eldest paternal first cousin is Australian. He called me a “fat nigger” when I messaged him on Facebook asking how he was. We are no longer in touch. He lives on the other side of the world so it hasn’t caused any family drama but I really hope he never visits again. I’m glad that my Gran never found out, I think it would’ve probably killed her.
The thing that really amazes me about racism in Australia is how open and shameless people are about it. New Zealand has its own fair share of racism, but I feel like we’re a little more embarrassed by it.
Australia: we are a country AND ALSO an entire continent but “fuck off we’re full”
not even racist Japan has used that line against immigrants, and this is one crowded archipelagoSource: thisiseverydayracism