Ray Lawrence’s socially provocative Australian film, Jindabyne(2006), presents a thought-provoking and contemporary outlook on racial prejudice, the dramatised moral dilemma of responsibility, and a confronting depiction of reconciliation. The film dramatises the struggle over Australia 's history, representing the past as deeply alienating, as it explores the complexity of the relationships between racially diverse characters in post-colonial Australia. Lawrence establishes the reconciliation of characters through sound, further examining the relationship between cultures and genders in conflict. Through symbols, Lawrence explores deceit, and the roles, perceptions and experiences of men and women within various relationships, demonstrating the unforgiving consequences of division and distrust. The film presents
In this day and age, many believe racism to be an issue of the past, when as a matter of fact, it is still frequently impacting peoples lives all around the globe. Unfortunately, many issues regarding racism occur in the sporting world. In Australia, it occurs most often in Australian Rules Football, or in the major competition, AFL (Australian Football League). It is a widely accepted idea that the players and spectators of a sport, rather than the sport itself have a direct impact of inducing racism within that particular sport. Relating to the AFL, the main offenders of racism are the spectators, who are commonly abusing players of different race to them.
Australia is a multicultural country, yet a majority of people are still being racist towards numerous groups, in particular, Indigenous Australians. By definition, racism is defined as “prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race”. More commonly it is known as the belief that all members of each race possess characteristics, abilities, or qualities specific that ethnic group. Over the years Australians have demonstrated an inconsistent stream of compassion towards Indigenous and Torre Strait Islander people. There are a variety of stakeholders and contributors that are expanding the problem of racial violence.
The notion of responsibility for actions is also exemplified in Pearson 's speech, as he presents an argument that the Australian community should take responsibility for Australia 's past injustices. Pearson expresses the need for the Australian community to have a sense of responsibility through pathos and repetition as he subtly instils a sense of guilt within the Australian community. Furthermore, Pearson continues to respond to the audience 's pathos in the use of irony, "For how can we as a contemporary community in 1996 share and celebrate in the achievements of the past, indeed feel responsibility for and express pride in aspects of our past, and not feel responsibility for and express shame in relation to other aspects of the past?” His statement is hard-hitting and causes the audience to reconsider their neglect towards the idea of holding responsibility for Colonial Australia 's actions. These speeches were able to reflect the statement that significant and valued speeches are able to transcend its immediate context as they have become a stepping stone in Australian society by influencing a change to reflect our values, evidently seen through former Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd’s
In Australia, refugees and asylum seekers are treated like the enemy in a war: the target of a highly resourced, military-led “deterrence” strategy complete with arbitrary detainment, detention camps, guards to terrorise them, forced deportations and the violent suppression of those who protest. Australia is failing to meet the standards required when regarding the treatment of asylum seekers. It is fact that asylum seekers make up less than 3% of Australia’s annual immigration yet the idea is being distorted to that of which they will overpopulate a country that prides itself on being a multicultural society. I want to shed light on the misconception that asylum seekers are not ‘legal’ when in actual fact it is a human right to seek freedom.
Racism like other sociological concepts has existed throughout human’s history. It is defined as the conviction that a particular race is superior to the other according to their moral and social characteristics. This term is often negatively viewed, especially in terms of morals; therefore, if somebody appears to be a racist, he or she is described as unworthy or immoral. The believe that passage of civil rights legislation did away with racially discriminatory practices has made most white Americans and African Americans to lack recognition that racism exists. Wellman, (1993) emphasizes that race is a solemn category in America, how one is racially chosen greatly affects the experience of being an American.
There are a variety of ways and factors that influence how people are represented in different non-fiction and fiction texts. Indigenous Australians are usually represented in harmful disrespectful ways, but they are also represented in positive ways. There are many factors that contribute to these representations. In the year 8 fiction and non-fiction text studied in the last three terms, we have seen different representations of indigenous Australian people. The main factors contributing to these are, stereotypes, historical events, real life experiences and Two main ways Indigenous Australians can be represented in fiction and non-fiction texts are as people who are kind and friendly or people who are troublesome.
The treatment of refugees and asylum seekers in Australia is unacceptable and with mandatory detention it makes matters even worse. The treatment that families and children go through is a monstrosity. All of the reasons that have been listed is why ‘If I could change one thing about Australia’ it would be changing the way refugees are treated here and making them feel safe in Australia by connecting them to the
In particular, the key finding based on the imbalance of media coverage in Australian sport was discussed into more depth than the finding based on the stereotypes and portrayal of female athletes influencing the pay gap. With the lacking information of information for particular key findings my outcome, in return lacked reliability and credibility as more information based on stereotypes was required. However, as a result of being limited to identify one specific solution to reduce the pay gap I identified multiple, potential solutions that could be enforced in Australia to collectively to reduce this inequality. With this in mind my article is valuable as it is directed to the wider community with the focus of
Racism in Australia is not just a social problem, it is also institutionalised. In contradiction to the idea Australia is a multicultural and diverse nation, racism is deeply embedded into the country 's culture and identity, and this can be seen through multiple texts, which are both
History is really amazing, but it can be horrifying to, the incident that occurred between the years 1877 and 1945 shows how horrifying and judgmental we can be towards each other. America is a place where people like immigrants seek for a better lifestyle away from their home countries, but when they get here it is far from better. In some incidents, you can say justice had been served, but with some justice were treated unfairly by others. People losing their life’s because of the judging of other people. The united stated between the year of 1877 and 1945 did not live up to Emma Lazarus ' poem engraved on the statue of liberty which is supposed to symbolize warm and welcoming signal of hope, but instead gave immigrants and native American
Nationalism is defined as a patriotic feeling, principles, or efforts. In the 1800s Nationalism had causes and great effects on europe and Latin America. One cause being the want to have a greater nation. An effect could be a song or a mural done in honor of the nationalism in these great countries. Nationalism caused populations throughout Europe to unite in order to overthrow existing power structures and develop new ones based on liberty and national identity, the causes, for a greater nation as a whole.
Nationalism is a powerful force that unifies large groups of people based on commonalities such as ethnicity or religion. There are numerous examples of nationalistic forces throughout the 20th century, such as rationing and the home front that took place in WWI, the Red Army and the CCP of the Interwar Years, and ultranationalistic Nazi Germany and Japan in WWII. Nationalism is the driving force behind many of the world’s greatest accomplishments and atrocities and it helped to shape the world in the 20th century because it contributed to the WWI effort, set the stage for WWII, and caused two significant atrocities during the second World War. WWI displays nationalism in the way that home countries drew support for the war effort and rationed food for their soldiers. During the WWI effort,
Nationalism as stated in our textbook is the idea that members of a shared community called a “nation” should have sovereignty within the borders of their state. Racism is the belief that certain races of people are by birth inferior or superior to others promoting hatred and discrimination to others based on race. Some have misinterpreted the term nationalism and turned it into an excuse to attack other groups of people. We can see it clearly in the Holocaust and how the Japanese treated their “inferiors”.