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    Default Dumb, Drunk and Racist.

    Starts Wednesday 930pm ABC2

    Are we really a nation of Dumb, Drunk Racists??

    http://www.abc.net.au/tv/dumbdrunkra...FQ4rpAodLFO1YQ


    ..anyone else going to be watching??


    thoughts welcome

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    ..this is on tonight

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    Can't wait!

    I remember in school watching a doco and Americans said they think of us as racist. Yikes.

    I find it hard to know as I've only ever lived in two countries, and cannot be impartial as I'm Australian - so I've no idea how we come across to the rest of the world.

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    I got it all the time when living o/s, how racist we are as a nation etc. It does seem like that, especially when you live overseas and the big thing are happening here- you don't have the internal media thing going on or the political blame games. I was o/s when the Tampa happened - and we came across looking extremely racist. I had people coming up to me asking me "how can you live with yourself"? etc. It was hard seeing what others who were't Australian were seeing.

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    yeh im gonna watch it - I think most Aussies are very racist whether they admit it or not.

    I notice race, which means on some level I must be racist as well. It very deeply ingrained n our social/society behaviour that I think most 'regular, normal, kind ppl' are an eliment of racism in them.

    And then you have the actualy bogan who are full blown open racists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beebs View Post
    I got it all the time when living o/s, how racist we are as a nation etc. It does seem like that, especially when you live overseas and the big thing are happening here- you don't have the internal media thing going on or the political blame games. I was o/s when the Tampa happened - and we came across looking extremely racist. I had people coming up to me asking me "how can you live with yourself"? etc. It was hard seeing what others who were't Australian were seeing.
    My sister got the same response, she had especially judged by the English for how 'Australians' treated the Aboriginals - figure that one out

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buttoneska View Post
    yeh im gonna watch it - I think most Aussies are very racist whether they admit it or not.

    I notice race, which means on some level I must be racist as well. It very deeply ingrained n our social/society behaviour that I think most 'regular, normal, kind ppl' are an eliment of racism in them.

    And then you have the actualy bogan who are full blown open racists.
    Why does noticing race make you racist??? Wouldn't it only make you racist if you treated a person a certain way (negatively) because of their race which you had noticed? I don't think anyone can NOT notice race sometimes. We aren't all walking around with our eyes and ears closed.

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    I know quite a few racist individuals and have lost friendships over it. I cannot stand racism. I guess I'm racist-ist??

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    I don't think noticing race is racist, I think we all do that. It's pretty hard not to notice.

    Treating them differently based on race is racist IMO. Not merely acknowledging their race

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    I think racial attitudes are pretty ingrained in many Australians.

    I also think the world doesn't forget quickly and let's be honest, Australia has a disgustingly racist history.

    As for the Indian call centre, well people here have posted some pretty disgusting stuff about what they've said to them and how they feel about Indian call centres. It's never the operators fault, if you have an issue with outsourcing contact the company, if you have an issue with race, get over it.

    Maybe Australia needs better PR?


 

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