Racial discrimination is rising, Australian women scold Asians for returning to China
A video of a white Australian woman swearing at Asians on the train became a hot spot in the international media on the 4th. According to a report from Agence France-Presse on the 4th, the 55-year-old woman was arrested for making racially discriminatory remarks against multiple passengers and was prosecuted by the police and will face a court trial at the end of this month. She could be fined and imprisoned.
According to Australian media reports, at about 7 pm on July 2, the Sydney woman Karen Bailey took a train from Sydney to the Central Coast. When she got in the car, she found that there was no space, so she yelled at the two Asian children to get them up and give up their seats. The children didn't listen, and Bailey immediately yelled. At this moment, some of the surrounding passengers raised their mobile phones to take pictures of this scene. Seeing this, Bailey did not constrain, but became more arrogant, spreading her anger on more Asian passengers. She pulled her eyes and turned into squinting (pictured), pretending to be a Chinese accent, yelling at the passengers who counterattacked her: "What about you? This is our country. What are you doing here? Go back to China." A passenger tried to stop her, but Bailey then began to insult an Asian woman next to her and humiliate a man next to her. She called the Asian woman "gook (a contempt for Southeast Asians)" and ridiculed the man "Are you so useless, can't you find a normal girl? Poor man." She returned to the carriage. The passenger inside waved and threatened: "Look at this bun, he can only find a Southeast Asian."
Agence France-Presse said that as of the 4th, the video has been clicked more than 25 times. Jade Marr, the mother of two children, recalled the scene at the time and said, “I was shocked and angry because how could anyone be so rude.” Howard Collins, president of Sydney Train Company, said that Bailey’s abuse on the train was The worst abuse he has ever seen. The Sydney woman who was already "a household name" tried to hide her identity, telling the media that she was called Sue Wilkins, and was eventually seen through. Under the strong pressure of public opinion, Bailey apologized, but at the same time defended that she "had a bad day" and was in a bad mood.
Australia is not a racist country, which pursues multiculturalism, but racial discrimination occurs from time to time. In April 2012, a group of thieves on a Sydney train was found stealing from two local women. One of the two women pointed at two Chinese students sitting nearby and shouted, "They are Chinese, they If you have money, grab them.” Later, two Chinese students were beaten by many people on the train, burned and subjected to racial insults.
As for racial discrimination in Australia, a reporter from the Global Times also has personal experience. When a reporter went to a vegetable market in Canberra, a local was stopped by the car door. The reporter immediately apologized, but the man on the other side kept yelling "Asians are not welcome" and "We don't need Asians." Before leaving, he also stroked the reporter's car with a stone.
In March of this year, the Australian government announced the "Anti-Race Discrimination Law Amendment", trying to remove the illegal content of the bill that stipulates that public "offending, insulting, humiliating and intimidating" individuals is illegal. As soon as this amendment was announced, it was immediately strongly opposed by various ethnic groups. The Australian opposition party also said that these changes will give the green light to racial discrimination in Australia. With strong opposition from minority groups and opposition parties, this amendment has ended in turmoil.
(The article comes from the Internet)