The concepts of race and racism have a dramatic affect on the daily lives and opportunities of Australians. In this essay I will explain the precedents and the terminology of multiculturalism, race and racism. It is the affects racism and the misunderstanding of race that has hindered the development of Australia’s social cohesion as well as impedes minority Australians personal lives. Here I will address the argument that the prevalence and negative affects of racism are still active in modern Australian society and directly impose inequality on minorities within multicultural Australia.
However, there is still hope. While the injustices of the Stolen generation, massacres and centuries of mistreatment against Indigenous Australians can never be erased, we can create future in which these atrocities never occur again. These atrocities emerge from ignorance and fear, so working to understand Indigenous culture must surely be the only path to removing the racism that plagues Australia. We have so must to learn from the rich cultural history of Indigenous Australians, particularly in their spiritual relationship with the land they have lived on for thousands of years. If we embrace this incredible knowledge, not only will we eliminate the barriers preventing equality in our society, we will also be stronger as a nation in both environmental and social relations. Ultimately, we have the potential to become an example to the world of the way a nation’s people can overcome their past mistakes and pave a future of cultural sharing for the benefit of all
Australia is known as a country of freedom and fairness, however many groups such as youth, the unemployed, aged, and ethnic groups tend to become marginalised because of their minority status. Certain groups are marginalised because they are perceived as being different or undeserving of equality in society. This is called stereotyping and it leads to prejudice and discrimination. This essay explores three marginalised groups and discusses some of the reasons why they are marginalised and the effects on those within these groups. Exclusion from areas such as employment and other services and opportunities that other Australian 's take for granted, is a result of the marginality of indigenous Australian 's, woman, and those with
This article discusses the speech given by an Indigenous journalist, Stan Grant who participated in a debate where he spoke for the motion “Racism is destroying the Australian Dream’’. Hence, the main points of this article are mostly evidence given by Grant in his debate to support his idea that the Australian Dream is indeed rooted in racism.
But what about every other Australian? What about the Indigenous population and the multicultural population? Both of these groups which make up and help define who we are as Australians, so I ask you all this morning to consider why is it that we find these groups constantly being marginalised, discriminated against and not being offered equal opportunity?
The Ngunnawal People have been living within the borders and surrounding mountains of the Australian Capital Territory for over 25,000 years. The way the Indigenous people used the land to live off was extremely efficient and sustainable. They had a bounty of knowledge about the land surrounding them, and over generations, devised resourced management skills to ensure maintenance of the animals and plants, and most importantly, the land in which provided these things. Aboriginal culture existed long before Captain Cook arrived in Australia in 1770. He claimed the land to be "Terra-Nullius", meaning that the land did not belong to any person. This claim obviously seemed ludicrous and crazy to the Indigenous people whom already lived on the land.
The Dreaming gives the Aboriginal people a way to explain on how the world came to be.
In conclusion, it is clear that racism has affected many people, like a contagious disease, following people where ever they go. Racism has been and still is a prolific evil in Australian society. It’s disgusting that people believe there is a different between them and treat each other differently only due to their culture and colour of skin. Literature and media both prove that racism still
Racism in Australia has a long history and is still as prominent in modern society as it was many years before. The prevalence of racism is thought to be of much less but has be argued differently and that there are still a variety of different forms of racism. The racial hierarchy and institutional racism helps to explain the prevalence of racism in Australia. Through sociological concepts, theories and discussions, showing that racism plays a huge role in modern society and is still extremely common.
I have informed myself with the content of the article and after significant reflection I have considered various perspectives on the issues surrounding the health and well-being of the Aboriginal population. I have had little exposure to Aboriginal media items; however, my current enrollment in the course has empowered my curiosity pertaining to the elements of aboriginal culture and the justification of these people. The article is pro-aboriginal and illuminates discerning evidence that the Aboriginal population has suffered from historical trauma that has influenced the lack of notability in today’s society.
Aboriginal Australian peoples have been placed in unfair situations that have resulted in disconnections from society due to bias in culture, racism and because of previous historical events such as colonisation that led to colonialism and horrible events such as The Stolen Generation. These events act like a scar to the Aboriginal Australian peoples and their culture, those previously mentioned historical events symbolises the cut, the immense pain that was caused in that moment is still a factor and the pain from it is still prevalent and is symbolised by the scar. The scar also represents the factors that still manage to affect the Aboriginal Australians today, such as racism and lack of quality and access to education, money and health care.. The Indigenous peoples are also affected by various other factors such as limited access to health care that may be of poor quality, such resources may also bring fear to the Indigenous peoples because practitioners are not always sensitive or respectful to
The history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) culture stretches many years ago from being the first custodians of land to the present. During these times, ATSI culture have endured a lot of disempowerment where they were segregated from many schools in NSW,
Its time to address the indisputable relationship between the enduring impact of colonisation and current health status of Indigenous Australian and Torres Strait Islander people . Throughout the paper key points will be addressed about that will show how the past of Indigenous Australian and Torres Strait Islander people is still affecting to this very day. Three factors that will be spoken about include the Historical and contemporary factors, the role of race and racism and Indigenous Australian and Torres Strait Islander’s perspective on health and wellbeing. Within each of these factors is more proof
Britain was the biggest colony power in the world. Even the fall of the First Empire did not discourage the British from further colonization of ‘’unknown lands’’. In 1770, Captain James Cook claimed a portion of the Australian continent in the name of King George III. On his journey from Botany Bay to Cape York, Cook recorded several interactions with the indigenous population of Australia. Despite knowing about the continent being inhabited by one of the Earth’s oldest civilizations, Great Britain considered Australia terra nullius - land belonging to no one. With that said, the British went through with the plan of establishing a penal colony in New South Wales and in 1788, the First Fleet led by Captain Arthur Phillip arrived in Sydney Cove. This essay will focus on the effects of racism towards the Aboriginal population of Australia in the past and today.
The concepts of race, racism and whiteness have produced unequal outcomes for Indigenous students to a vast degree in Australian society. The term ‘race’ has a historical context in Australia that is not acknowledged highly enough.