PhillyPhilly wrote: Simmons25 wrote:
Complete and utter ignorance and that dude has the nerve to name himself after Ben? Smh.
Here we have a bunch of Americans that know nothing about Australia saying people of colour are still treated poorly with absolutely zero evidence or life experience in Australia to back it up
And just for the record... I've already asked the Moderators on the forum several days ago if I can change my username. I no longer want to carry and support the name of a race baiter hell bent on creating racial division in my country. I'll continue to support Philly but I won't be supporting Ben anymore.
Lol yes..the aboriginal people are soooooooò happy about how their community are being treated right? And so are the muslims and black community which is why black lives matter were started in the country.....stop living in denial as it only makes you look hella suspect.
Every identity group in Australia has issues with treatment and integration into a wider society. Groups of every skin colour and cultural persuasion, even whites.
Interesting how your whole idea on Australian racism boils down to just people with black skin (like as if other skin complexions don't matter) and Muslims???(Islam is NOT a race) and that's about it.
It's like you watched a 15 minute video by VICE on YouTube about Australia and suddenly you're an expert.
Yes there is a BLM chapter in Australia, but there's also political movements that advocate for larger fishing rights. Did you know the anti-vax movement is also in Australia. So what?
No one's stopping you from campaigning against racism. Are there racists in Australia? Absolutely, and they come in all shapes and forms. These people represent a tiny minuscule percentage of society. When you find one, show me them and i'll stand with you toe to toe to take them on. But i'm not about giving people free passes for falsely projecting their own racism on other people and then passing it off as 'so what' just because they were proven wrong.
So because Australia has a history of colonialism and conquest (just like EVERY country in HISTORY) does that mean Australia is some beacon of bigotry and racism, to be used by the world as a shining example of a bad country? Naaaaah. Australia's has come leaps and bounds in the last 50 years, Govt after govt on both sides of the political isle have made a concerted effort to make up for the horrors of the past and so has society itself.
Are you really gonna try and tell me that racism in Australia as bad as it was 60/70 years ago or more? if you're gonna try and tell us it's racist af and that nothing has changed then there really isn't anything to be discussed here.
My father was born here and lived LIVED the entirety of his childhood and most of his adult life during a time where ACTUAL racism existed from the top, right to the bottom of society. My mother wasn't even able to come here till the white Australia policy was abolished. Anyone even trying to compare the current cycle of victim culture to what our predecessors went through is a moron.
If the Australian chapter of BLM were really interested in promoting indigenous reconciliation they might want to think about fixing things within our own community first before promoting the idea that its 2019 and the white man is still keeping us back. We might of been here before everyone else but we currently SHARE this country with everyone else as well. But yeah, keep telling me that someone getting turned away from a casino for having no ID is somehow a racist tragedy when there are REAL racial and cultural tragedies happening all over the world right now in places like Hong Kong, Kashmir, North-West China, Yemen etc