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Racial and Cultural Discrimination - A Growing Concern for Foreign Students in Australia Posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2008 by Nick Sanders The land down under has always been one of the top studying destinations in the world. Australia has been widely and popularly known to host a number of major universities that are offering quality and standard degrees and programs that are attractive and helpful to foreign students. Within the past several years, the country has ranked amongst the top nations where international students are coming to enroll for under-grad and post- graduate degrees. However, there is an increasing concern that is alarming not just to foreign students but also Australian education officials. There are a rising number of reported cases of discrimination. Such cases range from the simple unlikely glances when one wears accessories or clothes that are not ordinary, to the more severe and complex situations of being beaten up and verbally abused. Researchers also found that most Australian students are having racist tendencies, especially after class, in university hallways. Particularly, women are more prone to suffering or experiencing racist comments and action from Australian students. Female foreign students are more bullied than their male counterparts, probably because men tend to resist and defend themselves aggressively against any form of racist attacks. Racial remarks almost always go unnoticed and unreported. Many racist Australian students almost always get away with their misdeeds because foreign students do not resist or report incidences to the proper authorities. Indeed, Australia has a long way to go in improving the behaviour of its local students towards international ones; this is a strange fact because foreign students have always been around. In the past, foreign and Australian students were living and interacting harmoniously. It is still not clear where the racial sentiments are rooting, but initial hypotheses point out global terrorism. Thus, Asians, particularly from Muslim countries, are more prone to discrimination within Australian campuses. Wikianswers.com culture is very important for every individual. it shows their identity. cultural discrimimnation means when an individual is from different background or culture and follows his/her rules truely but are been hatered by other people because of their different lifesyle and following and do not give his /her equal rights in their daily lives. Read more:
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Cultural Discrimination: In Recent Years with Muslims Drake Hugo, Yahoo! Contributor Network Oct 10, 2008 "Contribute content like this. Start Here." MORE:cam newtonObamajohn boehnermacbookBrett Favre Essentialist identity is a type of identity evident in some way and recognizable within society, and has collective ramifications.
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