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All my life I have lived with racism.

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All my life I have lived with racism. All my life I have been treated differently. I have lived in exile from my peers because of their opinions of my apparent nationality. I spent my last year high school rebelling against racial stereotypes and closed minded people. My journey of emancipation need not be one you have to undertake. I am Josephine Alibrandi and this is my say on Racism. A spade is a spade. It can not change its colour nor its shape. Yet despite its appearance it is still a valid member of the deck. If we were to apply this to our modern day multicultural society, a spade is not only a spade it is many other degrading slang words. ...read more.

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Do you consider yourself patriotic or even the slightest bit nationalistic? No? What about ignorant? No. I didn't think so but you are and you may not even know it. Take a close look at the every day language you're surrounded by. Nigga, wog, pom, yank, chink, gooks. Racial slurs poison our minds. They corrupt us and turn us against our fellow man. Immigration is a vital part of our nation and sustaining both a viable population and economic increase. How often do the media tell you this? When an immigrant is mention on the news or even talked about over the radio, you hear send them back. This does little more than condemn us to be left with our own stupidity. ...read more.

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I cannot blame this racist world entirely on you. Racism is not confined to one country or to one type of religious or political system. It is a world wide problem. A world wide problem that needs every person to rise up, to see that we are more then just owned by the body of land upon which we live on, but that we are in fact, despite our differences a unique member of the human race. We claim to be Australians but we also claim to be multicultural. If we wish to achieve true multiculturalism then we surely cannot be racist. Take away all the Asians, all of the Europeans and all of the North and South Americans and we do not have a nation. If you still have racial contempt against your fellow man, ask yourself the following question. What exactly does it mean to be Australian and who are we? ...read more.

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