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Is Australia a racist country?

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Submitted by Vishnu Gupta (India), Dec 23, 2005 at 03:46

Interesting analysis in the report below:

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2005\12\22\story_22-12-2005_pg3_2
Thursday, December 22, 2005
THINKING ALOUD: Is Australia a racist country? —Razi Azmi

Although the overwhelming majority of Aussies are not descendents of convicts, the country's early history as a penal colony gives it a particularly egalitarian and compassionate ethos. Australian inclusiveness and multiculturalism are real and thriving. Immigrant success stories are many. Jacques Nasser rose from being a poor immigrant boy from Lebanon to head Ford Motors in Australia

The recent "riots" in Sydney have not just given Australia a bad image worldwide, but also prompted discussions about whether Australia is a racist country after all....

...Nadia Jamal, an Australian journalist of Lebanese Muslim background and the co-author of The Glory Garage, Growing up Lebanese Muslim in Australia, has been forthright: "Let's face it. Australian Lebanese Muslims have a serious image problem, especially the young men... Muslims need to ask themselves why so many young Muslim men, not Muslim women, have problems; why some men of Australian Lebanese Muslim background seem to be so aggressive and violent." ...
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