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Old 12-11-2009, 10:29 AM
Location: Both coasts
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Originally Posted by minibrings View Post

But the question is, is it really MUCH MORE LIKELY to occur in Australia compared to North America?

Having never been to the US I can't answer that.
I have not been to Australia so cannot comment on that. I have relatives from Singapore who have settled in Australia to raise their kids and they say despite living among many other Asians in Melbourne & Sydney, they often experience racism towards them. Those same relatives (who are from Singapore so they can speak English fluently albeit with their own accent) spend time here with us and notice a difference.
I also have relatives in the UK and I have spent alot of time there, and I can observe more tension between Whites and Asians (or as they term them 'Orientals') as you would generally observe in West Coast North America.

I can honestly say growing up in California, living many years in the Pacific are unlikely to be ostracized because of being Asian. Instead you have many stereotypes that are placed upon you..and of course the existence of the "Glass ceiling" if you know what I mean- but in terms of being called "anti-asian" names while walking along the street..or having eggs or beer cans hurled at ya for being asian- UNLIKELY.
As I mentioned previously, there is indifference/ some tension that exists BETWEEN Asian groups in California subcultures- for instance between FOBS and US/ CDN-born US-born Asians often avoid mixing with FOBS

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