Essentially, this day will always be a tragic memory for the indigenous and be viewed as the invasion of their homeland. Also, while it’s significant to note the ‘foundation day’ of Australia, many people say that there were many other good memories made after that that are just as or if not more important. Finally, ANZAC Day is often thought of a replacement but shouldn’t
In 1947, the ‘Displacement Persons scheme’ was introduced specifically for European immigrants. On the other hand, there were still many other immigrants such as the O’Keefes who did not receive the same treatment as Europeans and instead experienced much racism and many difficulties. However, the eventual acceptances of non-Europeans immigrants led to the modifications of the white Australia policy. Despite Australia’s past idealisms and values of being a ‘White Australia’, Australia is recognised as one of the world’s most multicultural countries after many years of battling the discrimination of other races and
4.1.1 Against Pauline Hanson’s One Nation Party The year 1998 was tagged with turmoil in Australia because at that time Pauline Hanson’s One Nation Party exerted intensive influence on Australian politics with its populist and conservative ideology. The One Nation Part was formed in 1997 by Pauline Hanson, David Oldfield and David Ettridge. The name “One Nation” was chosen to signify belief in national unity, in contrast to a perceived increasing division in Australian society allegedly caused by government policies favoring immigrants and indigenous at the expense of the white Australian majority. In May, 1998, the One Nation Party won 11 seats in Queensland’s state election with over 20% of the approval rate (Tian 55). As the approval rate kept riding high, Pauline Hanson even began to influence the federal parliament.
That was a quote from Mahatma Gandhi, a leader in the Indian independence movement.Injustices have torn society apart all over the world, from racial inequalities like lynchings to inequalities in gender like women 's education. Luckily for society, a few people decided to do what Ghandi said and spoke out against these injustices. Throughout the past 100 years there have been an abundance of unjust situations, but in every situation there have been rays of hope to better humanity in its time of need. Inequalities have littered the world with intolerable acts for centuries,but fortunately for humanity, rays of hope have also flourished in society. For example, Martin Luther King Jr., one of the most influential rays of hope once said, Martin Luther King Jr.
Rudd 's apology was particularly addressed to the “Stolen Generations”, the tens of thousands of indigenous children who were removed, sometimes forcibly, from their families in a policy of assimilation (where past governments wanted Indigenous people forgo their culture, languages and traditions). Tens of thousands of Australians, including many classrooms across the country, heard Kevin Rudd 's speech which included the following words: “We apologize especially for the removal of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from their families, their communities and their country. For the pain, suffering and hurt of these Stolen Generations, their descendants and for their families left behind, we say sorry. To the mothers and the fathers, the brothers and the sisters, for the breaking up of families and communities, we say sorry. And for the indignity and degradation thus inflicted on a proud people and a proud culture, we say sorry.” The apology was controversial as previous governments refused to apologise as they did not feel responsible for the misdeeds of past governments and also because they feared that the move would lead to monetary compensation claims
War on Nationalism Why Australia needs to move forward from nationalism Australia 's sense of nationalism and mateship is believed to have been founded on the shores of Gallipoli, in the midst of a cold and deadly war. It is a time, in which Australians came together as one, supporting one another and enduring the blood-filled consequences of war as a nation. It is a significant era that marked who we are as Australians and has become an important part of our culture and community. However, what if there was no war? Many historians believe that nationalism was one of the main factors that fuelled World War I.
Racial inequality has been an issue for The United States for decades. Claudia Rankine makes you realize that racism happens in America, and is not an issue to take lightly. Racism as a social invention in and of itself became a breeding ground for many of the social injustices of today, such as, ethnic profiling, police brutality, sexism, and inequality. Claudia Rankine uses different approaches from her books Citizen, and Don’t Let Me Be Lonely to state the struggles against racial disparity, and discrimination. Rankine suggests the end of history is now a waste, our ancestors fought for racial equality, yet we face similar issues today.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are the Indigenous people of Australia who have lived on this land for thousands of years. They have a strong spiritual belief that closely ties them to their homeland of Australia. As Europeans settled on their homeland and started to gain control over the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, they started to view the Indigenous people as inferior to them which gathered an opinion for them to either accustom to the white community or to die out. This outlook towards the Indigenous communities resulted to families being torn apart as children were taken away and put into missions that would teach them behaviours acceptable in the white society which had a great impact on individuals in the future.
This is an extremely controversial topic which has been gaining momentum over the last couple of years. As I am sure you are all aware, Australia Day is the date of the landing of the British at Sydney Cove, when many Aboriginals were slaughtered by the British, but also the day our country was introduced to a British society. There are two clear sides to this debate, those who believe we should change the date to respect the Indigenous members of our society who suffered at the hands of the British, and those who believe it should remain to honour Australia 's tradition and past. First, we will be taking a look at a speech from the Invasion Day march held on the 26th of January in Melbourne last year. This speech was produced by Shareena Clanton, an Indigenous Australian actress, and shares reasons as to why the date should be changed.
The purpose of this report is to address ethnocentrism and Islamophobia in Australian society and how it can be reduced. This report will cover three key points. The history of ethnocentrism in Australia, how extreme versions of ethnocentrism such as Islamophobia is effecting Australian society, and how it can be resolved. This information has been drawn from peer reviewed academic journals and online newspaper articles. ISSUE History of Ethnocentrism Australia has a long ugly history of racism and xenophobia that date back to the early beginnings of colonisation and forced biological and cultural assimilation of indigenous peoples to the white/Anglo British culture.