PM unable to say sorry or racist.December 13th, 2005
"But I’m not going to put a general tag [of] racism on the Australian community, I do not accept that there is underlying racism in this country." – John HoWARd.
Really. Even in the wake of one NATION™‘s popularity. The findings of the Palmer report. The hatred of middle-easterners. Issa’s harrowing experience where the mob accused him of having a bomb.
As someone who is other (although born here), has antecedents who are other, lives with people who are a different other – I disagree.
This event has shattered Australia’s idyll. I now understand my father’s protection (and fear) for us.
I wonder where/if this will end? Or will we always have the fear of this racist violence being just behind the next wave.
Image from here
Update: PM’s avoidant behaviour escalates.