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Is it true that Australians are racist?


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Old 07-19-2016, 03:10 PM
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Is it true that Australians are racist?

I'm Asian, but grew up in the UK. I have always wanted to move to Australia in the future, but ever since I found out that Australians can be racist towards Asians, I have become quite unsure about my plans. I'd just like to know if it is true, because I would hate to get to my dream country, only for people to treat me horribly.


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Old 09-20-2016, 01:24 AM
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Just to clarify, I'm not Asian, however I've been living in Australia for a number of years, and have a number of Thai, Vietnamese, and Japanese friends who grew up here or have been here for a couple of years.

In general, Australia is not racist. Very rarely will my friends walk down the street and be treated any differently. Racism is definitely frowned upon. In fact, Aussies pride themselves on being a multicultural nation. The variety of food here is AMAZING!

However, saying that (as with any country) there are a *small* minority that are racist. You may encounter these kinds of people, however, they are few and far between. Unfortunately, some of these rare incidents of racism have made the rounds on the web, and as a result the "racist" stigma has stuck.

Don't let the fear of racism stop you from coming to Australia. I guarantee you 99% of Australian's are extremely welcoming and friendly.

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Old 11-14-2016, 09:36 AM
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after Trump win, most of the Asians are now coming to their countries


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Before coming to Australia I've had heard many things, and the people being racist was one of them. However, the 5 years ive been here ive not had a single encounter where someone has abused me racially. There might be situation where you might think you're treated unfairly due to racism, you can just brush it off on a social encounter especially those who just want to find trouble or you can decide for yourself if you know karate. But if it happens at work you can always speak to your manager or someone with authority, ultimately go complain at fair work Australia.

Living in the UK did you feel the racism at all? I lived in London for 4 years and did not get into any racial situation myself, and talking to peeps here at work in Australia they think the English are the most racist kind lol.


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Old 12-10-2016, 05:48 AM
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In general, I think the racism in Australia is on the rise. However, most incidents I have personally witnessed have happened in rather rural areas instead of metropolitan. I have numerous friends from multiple Asian countries and they haven't raised any big concerns during lunchtime talks at work when we've been talking about the subject, they and I do live in Melbourne though.

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Old 02-19-2017, 02:18 PM
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Never have faced with any sort of racism from Aussies , born and breed Aussies especially who grew up in multicultural cities are the best people ever .However the irony is and as an Asian myself, it saddens me that i have experienced racism from fellow Asians , not the native born Asians but the newly arrived Asians how about that.....LOL

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I seriously can't agree more,as an asian myself,I have mostly experienced racism from asians too........exactly like rajrai said

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Australia is one of the most tolerant countries on earth, they have actually done studies that prove this. There is racism, but its a very small minority and frowned upon greatly.

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I dont think Australians are racists, being an Asian myself, living in Australia, I have not yet come across any pertinent insults.


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I dont think Australians are racists, being an Asian myself, living in Australia, I have not yet come across any pertinent insults.
While I am not pointing finger to anyone but these things can be done indirectly as well like not giving you chance or rejecting you in interview for no reason etc.


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