RACISM, THE DARK SIDE OF AUSTRALIA
The rise of the extreme right
In Christchurch, New Zealand, 50 Muslim victims were shot dead by a right-wing extremist in the middle of Friday prayers. The terrorist was a 28-year-old Australian. If such an event was unheard of in this region of the world, it is a symptom of a much broader problem.
In recent years, new xenophobic parties have emerged in Australia that openly display their hatred of immigrants. Whether they have been there for several generations or are newcomers, many communities are the target of discrimination.
But racism does not only affect foreigners. Aborigines are the first victims of exclusion, poverty, school failure, and unemployment. How can the rise of the extreme right be explained? Why is the situation of aborigines worsening?