Technology, particularly the social media related websites, helps people to engage and connect with other people around the world. It also helps alleviate loneliness and isolation for senior citizens, and social media is an integral part of today’s society, even though social networks might indeed be causing loneliness mostly in teens. Firstly, Internet is a incredible tool sustaining new trends and technological advancements with each passing day. And here, the highest point, undoubtedly and widely accepted, seems to be the social networking sites which are to stay for eternity.
Australia Day is one of the most unique national day’s in the world throughout history, celebrating the day of when our ancestors first arrived on the borders of Australia, in 1788. Rather than unite people as one whole though, the spirited outcome of this event isn’t what as anticipated by everyone and has divided the Australian society for good. And so it should be held at an alternative date, where Australian citizens feel worthy of their identity and not cheated by it. However, the celebration shouldn’t be adapted to like that of other commemorations like ANZAC day. Essentially, this day will always be a tragic memory for the indigenous and be viewed as the invasion of their homeland.
One example of extreme racism captured on tape was the vice-president of the Walgett Returned Service League Club who said he would never allow an Aboriginal to become a member. Such evidence was beamed into the living rooms of Australians with the evening news. It exposed an endemic racism. Film footage shocked city viewers, adding to the mounting pressure on the
One Australian minority group that has been effected drastically is that of Indigenous Australians. Indigenous Australians are the traditional custodians of the land and have living in Australia for over 40,000 years. Since the arrival of white settlers in the late 18th century, their culture has been subject to a high degree scrutiny. Using the Australian ethnocentrism scale, it has been concluded that white Australians held negative attitudes towards Indigenous Australians (Beswick, Hills 1972). A popular negative attitude that can be viewed in today’s society is that
Australia has always been filled with racism, starting with the treatment of indigenous people in the past. Many Indigenous children were forcibly removed from their families as a result of numerous government policies. Most of the indigenous children were adopted into white families. They wanted to create a white society.
The way that society sees you should not depend on the colour of your skin. Even today, in the 21st century, people in our society judge other human beings by their colour or race. One of the main racism issues is the discrimination towards our Indigenous people. National data from the Challenging Racism Project reveals that 27% of Aboriginal people over the age of 15 experience racism more than once in their life. Racism towards Indigenous Australians includes mostly verbal abuse such as name-calling and insulting language.
“As a community, we have become so focused on defining our differences that we have forgotten about the power we have if we work as a collective.” (Nada Kalam, 2017). Many people all around the world experience different levels of racism on a daily basis. Most people say that Australia is lucky to have escaped this problem, but this isn’t the case as racism is still an issue in today’s society. This racism is brought on by cultural ignorance and lack of education.
How extensive is social discrimination against indigenous populations and why? Throughout human history, racial discrimination has been a persistent and prevalent issue. Australia has had a particularly violent and dark history of mistreatment against its indigenous population, which was often overlooked and ignored until recent times. However, increased awareness and education have slowly led to the acknowledgement of these issues and attempts to address the inequality that indigenous people face.
Impact Social Media in Society Social Media is a medium that uses technology to share all the information that occurs in society or about one 's life and networks. Social Media technologies take on various forms including magazines, internet forums, weblogs, social blogs, microblogging, wikis, podcasts, photos or images, videos, social rankings and bookmarks. Social Media in the Society has a big impact on the daily life. Everbody can used social media, it could be young or old people.
It seems as though Australians are fearful, but what of? We appear to be nervous of controversy but our evasion of important issues may be our undoing, as we become known as a nation of prejudice and ignorance. A misplaced ignorance considering Australia has an extremely well developed educational system, yet a vast majority of the population seem immensely ill informed. Our educational proficiency proves that contemporary Australia is capable of overcoming the sexism, homophobia and racism present within our society but only if we chose to pay attention.
The aim of this reports was to investigate the guiding question of ‘Should ‘booing’ be socially accepted in Australian Rules Football.’ The recent ‘booing’ saga circulating around AFL player Adam Goode’s has brought a lot of controversy over the topic of is ‘booing’ racist. Booing is defined as ‘a sound uttered to show contempt, scorn, or disapproval.’ There has been much controversy as to whether or not booing at certain events is racists. This includes the recent booing of Adam Goode’s, Serena Williams at Wimbledon, and the booing of Russia at the 2015 Eurovision.
The impact of ethnic inequality has been detrimental to indigenous Australians, with the consequences of internal colonialism still affecting them today (text). Loss of language and Dreamtime stories have meant that they have had to rebuild their identity and break free from British oppression by banding together to create stronger communities. Indigenous Australians who live in rural areas of Australia have fewer opportunities when it comes to education, employment, healthcare and housing (text pg. 350). These issues can be once again linked back to the systems that are in place within the country, the way the government approaches these issues in regards to indigenous welfare is problematic. In 2015, the Abbott government supported the decision
Minority communities have seen a fall in civic participation since the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Many individuals have reasons why they have not participated in recent elections, and many political scientists are discovering potential institutional factors that are limiting minority participation. Demographics like age, income, and education; US citizenship; political learning; and a decline in social networks affect civic participation at the civic level and things like voting complexity, technology failures, and a need for poll worker training, voting early and reduction of polling places are institutional barriers for minorities. However, minority communities and political parties seeking their votes do have options and strategies