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25 Mar, 2014

Migrants to Australia fear racism, being victims of crime

Australians are no longer just a weird mob – they are also seen as racist and discriminatory, a survey of new migrants says.

Asked to nominate what they ”least like” about Australia, racism and discrimination was listed among migrants’ chief concerns.

Those from non-English speaking backgrounds were almost twice as likely to report suffering discrimination than those from English-speaking countries.

People from India or Sri Lanka were most likely to list prejudice as the least desirable aspect of Australians but a significant number of New Zealanders also complained of discrimination.

Read the rest: Migrants fear racism, being victims of crime – Sydney Morning Herald.