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Is it Racism or Ignorance?

By Glenda . Created on 09 Jul, 2021
You have probably noticed when you complete some surveys that you are asked about your Nationality. One of the options is Australian & then on the next line another option is Aboriginal / Torres Strait Islander. Both of these options are the same. We declare we are All Australian. Are the survey writers Racist or Ignorant because these surveys are not written by Australian?.
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Racism

Racism

Ignorance.  Where?

Ignorance. Where?

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Jenny Jenny Jennjenn said a week ago
Ill call it inherited racism, which can be classed as ignorance, but the time for that excuse is nearly over. The education system has done a wonderful cover up job when it comes to history. Genocide at its worst is what Australia is built on and outright stolen land. When I read about the accounts of some of the massacres that took place, I have to wonder were there any decent people that got off a boat and stepped...
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Ejdaisy said a week ago
Where is the ‘neither’ option?
Ignorance.  Where?
David said a week ago
I doubt that it is active racism but rather an attempt to be "inclusive". If there is a sub-set of identity why not include all the other ethnic origins?
Ignorance.  Where?
West Swan said a week ago
I agree to an extent but how would you categorize someone like me who has mostly Scandinavian and British heritage but also Sri Lankan, Aboriginal and even 1% Chinese ancestry? I didn't even know about the Sri Lankan and Chinese connection until I did one of DNA test thingies :-)
martin said a week ago
yes it does happen and yes just pure ignorance.
Peter said 3 weeks ago
We are all Australians .. Why does it matter what your ancestry is .
Peter said 3 weeks ago
It is ignorance based on total lack of understanding and recognition of our First Nations people being Australian
Katherine said 3 weeks ago
Amazing they have not added LGBTQINSHTCISNN + A because thats a classification as well. I think its just be politically correct or fear of being called out on not using the Alphabet or every other box to avoid offending someone or something. Its a world full of litigation
Ignorance.  Where?
Fleming said 3 weeks ago
Can't see the racism, just STOP making race an issue. We are all of one family, THE HUMAN FAMILY!
Peter said 3 weeks ago
We used to have a ‘dream’, , of multiracialism; a growing irrelevance of skin colour or ethnic origins; the gradual convergence of the world’s peoples; the building on our planet of a shared culture, shared values, a shared membership of our human race; and a slow but steady dissolving of our differences. We fought against apartheid in southern Africa — separate and unequal...
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