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Are we really that racist?

By The Hoopla May 30, 2013 “Sometimes, whether it’s offhand, whether it’s deliberate, or in this case whether it’s a complete mistake, the hurt still is there…” Mistakes, brain fails, blunders, … Continue reading

May 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

positive new survey of Indian students in Australia

“75 per cent of Indians believe Australia is a stand-out destination for education…” Report in the Sydney Morning Herald by Daniel Filton about positive changes in Indian students’ attitudes to studying in … Continue reading

April 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Prime Minister, we need to talk about race

REBLOG from The Hoopla The Hoopla’s political reporter, Chinese Australian GABRIELLE CHAN, writes a very personal piece about race and politics in Australia, and issues a warning to then Australian … Continue reading

March 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Why we don’t need Michael Palin’s ‘Brazil’

This Australian article, Why we don’t need Michael Palin’s ‘Brazil’, explores British presenter, Michael Palin’s* series on Brazil which draws on all the old stereotypes and fails to look at the … Continue reading

February 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Creepy white guys

Read this article in the Daily Post about some Australian men’s attitude to dating Asian women online at Creepy white guys. Please realize that not all Aussie men are like this! I’m just trying to … Continue reading

February 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Indonesian – Australian relations – Jakarta Post article

Indonesian – Australian relations Indonesia-Australia: Love thy quirky neighbors Endy M. Bayuni, THE JAKARTA POST, SYDNEY Blood may be thicker than water, but physical proximity oftentimes is far more important … Continue reading

February 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

is Australia racist?

In Australia most people consider racism unacceptable, but there are some who have racist views.  The thing that makes us different from some countries is that we do have strong … Continue reading

February 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Australia Day

January 26th  why? Australia Day commemorates the day in 1788 when Captain Arthur Phillip landed in Sydney Cove and claimed Australia’s eastern side for Britain through the symbolic act of … Continue reading

January 23, 2013 · 1 Comment