Re: OT: [Let_It_Be_Forever_Islam] THE WORLD OF THE JINN
|From:||John Cowan <jcowan@...>|
|Date:||Friday, October 17, 2003, 15:38|
Tristan McLeay scripsit:
> How spoken-of are the predjudices against Asians? I don't think of them as
> having been a prejudiced-against people. Maybe that's just because they
> didn't come to Australia in great force till relatively recently, and the
> few that came here in the gold rushes would be so outnumbered by the rest.
Umm. Read up on your own history; there were few Asians in Australia
because your government carefully kept them out from 1901 onwards.
Indeed, the very first law passed by the Federal Parliament was an
Immigration Restriction Act. The policy showed a few cracks in the 50s
and 60s, but wasn't definitely killed off until 1978.
There's a good evenhanded writeup at
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