Taihn Essay

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On a warm November’s day in 2012, three young French girls hop on a bus in the northern suburbs of Melbourne. They sit at the front of the bus and start quietly singing a French song., when next second a man of about the age of 40, holding a pram, and a young women in about her 20’s charge down the bus and start verbally abusing them telling them “you should kill yourselves. Get out of Australia, and go back to ya home country, you don’t belong here. Your French you don’t deserve to sit at the front of the bus, go to the back behind everyone”. No on stood up to help the young girls, one teenage boy filmed it and not even the bus driver stopped to help.

No one was charged over the incident which caused a lot of controversy between the Australians and its migrants. A lot of Australians believe that racism doesn’t exist in Australian society anymore, when in fact it does. There's racism everywhere; work offices, school yards, shopping centres even at home in some degree. Racism isn’t just the discrimination because of someone's colour. It can be because of someone's age, gender, weight, height. Anything that makes an individual feel as if someone else is better than them and has more rights. Unfortunately it can lead to some serious and horrible outcomes.
A recent study shows that up to 40% of Australians believe that any ethnic group or people of another race should leave Australia. That’s nearly half of Australia's population.
Australia is a multi-culture society and country. White Australians don’t “own the land”. The Indigenous people were here before and the whites took their home off them and made the rules and took the Indigenous children away from their families. White Australians committed a genocide against Indigenous Australians. When an individual faces racism and discrimination they feel a sense of no self-worth.
They become lonely and isolated, which can lead to physical, emotional, mental and social abuse. The individual with draws them self from society and the people around them.

But who is the abuser of...

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