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|Title:||The language of peace and understanding not racism in multicultural Australia|
|Citation:||Proceedings of the 4R's International Conference (Rights, Reconciliation, Respect, Responsibility : Planning for an inclusive future for Australia) 2008|
|Conference Name:||4R's International Conference (2008 : Sydney)|
|Abstract:||The focus of this paper is on the way that the media approach mainstream Anglo-Australian society stressing particular events and ignoring others and the way that the majority of the society respond to the stories told. The extent to which the media manipulates the minds of most Australian and supply them knowledge based on stereotyping and the way it emphasises certain topics related to certain religious and nationalities feeding the majority certain ideas which changes their beliefs and attitudes. The aim of this paper is threefold: - to understand the nature and the facts behind any topic raised by the media - to realise to what extreme or how far do people go before questioning or researching facts about what is really going on in the world around them - to ascertain the extent to which Anglo- Australian respond to the media and the truth behind the articles reported This paper also demonstrate the importance of maintaining some aspects of the immigrants cultural values of their homeland along side the mainstream Australian cultural values to provide healthy and safe assimilation. One of these attributes is language. Why can't we as a community all speak the one language, the language of peace instead of the language of confusion and racism? It doesn't matter how we speak it and in which way we set it off as long as we achieve the one result that we all wish for which is a Multicultural Australia.|
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