I know someone that recently came back from a holiday in Australia. She was complaining that she felt racism there. I don’t really know how Australians got to be known as discriminating based on race but in all the time I have spent I have never felt it. But I have spent about 3 years-ish there. My sister who’s been there 11 years and my aunt’s family, 30 years have said they don’t see it either. I personally think they are a really accepting bunch. Anyway, this person, is part of the racial majority here. What I have observed is that those who are part of a racial majority, tend to be extra sensitive to remarks/behaviours that maybe be racially offensive. It’s a bit paradoxical, but at least in the context of my part of the world, I think it’s true.
Speaking of Australians, I have previously posted a list of things that will miss about Australia but I have missed out these 2 guys – Hamish and Andy. They are just crazy. I nearly cried while watching their latest Gap Year episode. I need to start downloading their radio show podcasts again.