According to Alfred Deaken, who actively campaigned for a “White Australia” in 1901, “We are guarding the last part of the world where higher races can live and increase freely for the higher civilisation.” The belief that these ‘degenerate’ populations would overtake and destroy the Anglo-Australian hegemony formed a large part of this exclusion. Similarly, refugees and ‘unauthorised’ immigrants represent an integral part of the contemporary immigration concerns. In a remarkable parallel with historical Australian thought, many potential immigrants have embodied a similar ‘risk’ to Australian racialized thought and have been portrayed as ‘deviant’ or ‘regressive’ (Goldberg 2002). What this demonstrates is that the exclusion of certain persons based on race forms a large part of Australia’s history and more damagingly is evident in contemporary government policy and
Australia had come under attack from Japan during the war. Britain had promised to help Australia but had failed to do so and it was only from the help of the United States that Australia was able to keep the Japanese out. This incident made the Australian government realise that only 7 million people could not defend Australia and that they needed more people so that Australia would not be overwhelmed by any future conflicts. It was said that Australia had to ‘populate or perish’. At the end of the war in 1945, countries with devastated communities and economies started rebuilding.
(REFFERENCE) Until 1967 the Australian governments only intention was to wipe out Indigenous Australians and create a white Australian culture. To do this the government changed the protection policy was changed by Paul Hasluck who was the Federal Minster for Terriroties to the Assimilation Policy. (Refference) This policy proposed that “full blood” Indigenous Australians die out through natural causes, while “half blood” be allowed to integrate into the “white” community. Through doing this Indigenous Australians were forced to give up their traditional ways of life and live on the reserves and missions that the government provided if they wanted to retain a degree of freedom. However the
Very few people know that Oregon is a very racist state, and has created multiple laws in order to keep the state as white as it possibly can. One way of doing that was when Oregon first became a state and immigrants were coming to lie here for new opportunities, Oregon only allowed those who could assimilate to American ways and considered more desirable races over the undesirable races. Such as anyone from Germany or Scandinavia because anyone from those areas was viewed as the “self-image of Americans and Oregonians.” In Oregon, there have been similar views on immigrants of that are Asian and Latino, such as both are considered economical threats for different reasons. Latinos are considered to be lowering the state’s morals and civic values
First Semester Research Paper During the 19th century, there was a period of time where white settlers in the United States thought expanding throughout all of North America was justified. The Americans also thought it was their divine right to expand and that it was inevitable. This is just another instance where the Americans took the Native Americans for granted. The Native Americans shouldn 't have been kicked out because they had nowhere else to go, the settlers had peace treaties with the tribes and the reasons for pushing them out were illogical. One reason the white settlers did not have the right to move so rapidly was because the Native Americans physically had nowhere else to go.
The people who are against immigration want it to get rid of it or they want it to be extremely limited in our country. One person who talked about how limiting immigration and stopping people from coming to the United States is a good change for us is David Goldman. In his article “President Trumps Immigration Ban is Magnificently Right” Goldman says that Trumps 90-day travel ban is “callous towards individual Muslims but merciful to American citizens, who have the right to go about their business without fear of mass terrorist attacks.” (Paragraph 3). Being against immigration because of the fear or extra crime and terrorism seems to be one of the main reasons for people in the United States to be against it. In the last election it was one of President Trumps main areas of focus.
Australia’s shared sense history, the belief that the Europeans, the non-indigenous peoples, came peacefully and discovered a vast new land, inhabited by uncultured natives and therefore claimed this land under terra nullius, a land with no civilized owners. The Europeans, a civilized people, saw it their duty to take ownership, cultivate and control this new country. The new pioneers tried to formed relationships with the Indigenous peoples as they took possession of these new lands. However, not all these relationships were peaceful, the Indigenous peoples did not like the new settlers taking their land. The Non-Indigenous people perceived this hostility was due to the natives being uncultured.
While these growers become prosperous from their land produce, they soon became a threat to White Americans. The government protected White lives and took this into account to create the 1913 California Alien Land Law that was aimed at the Japanese, since they were not legible to become citizens and therefore preventing them from acquiring land. Furthermore, Japanese Americans wanted to be naturalized, like Takao Ozawa. The District Court, Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court denied the 1914 Takao Ozawa Naturalization case. Ozawa considered himself a “free white person” that had adequately converted into white culture without keeping any Japanese ties, but since he did not have white characteristics his case was overturned
These facts must be recognised to ensure real equality and a fair-go for Indigenous people. Australia has been labelled as the country of mateship, fair-go and tolerance, but the mistreatment of Asylum seekers in Australia denies these values. In our anthem we sing “For those who’ve come across the seas, we’ve boundless plains to share”. It ironic isn’t it? As when Asylum seekers arrive in Australia we do not offer a hand of mateship instead we use punitive matters such as sending them to mandatory detention, which shows how xenophobia is manifested in Australia (Ariyawansa,
We got turned into White people by assimilation. It is because of the added colour of other nationalities that we ended up being called the whites. But there is no need for the privilege too. Europeans changed themselves completely, angloconformity, conforming to this dominant white culture. White people don’t see ourselves as a white person but other people and other cultures see us as white people.