China Overseas Chinese Network, September 24. According to a report compiled by Australia.com, a Chinese man on the street in Melbourne, Australia, recently removed the "New Coronavirus Made in China" sign.

The latest "Report on the Racism Incidents of the New Coronary Pneumonia Epidemic in 2021" shows that one-third of Asian respondents have been scolded for discriminatory language... In 2021, how did Asians living in Australia say "No to racial discrimination" "What measures has the government taken?

Discrimination video shows Melbourne man "breaks" with a sledgehammer

  "A friend told me that someone put up a sign that insulted the Chinese people, saying that the new crown virus came from China. We must remove it." A short video titled "Say No to Racism" on the short video platform has been popular in Australia recently. social media.

The video shows that in the suburb of Glen Waverley, east of Melbourne, a Chinese man used a hammer to demolish a sign that read "Made in China—New Coronavirus".

  "Daily Mail" reported that in the video, the man on the streets of Melbourne spent about a minute sawing signs suspected of racial discrimination into three pieces with a chainsaw, and then knocking them to the ground with a hammer.

  This short video received widespread support on the short video platform, and netizens commented and praised the man for resisting discrimination.

One netizen said: "I will do the same thing." Another netizen said: "I can't believe this is what happened in 2021. I hope the coward who does this kind of thing can be held accountable." Another netizen said. : "The virus should not cause racial discrimination. This can never be forgiven."

  In addition, Australia Channel 7 reporter Love has recently been criticized for posting content on social media that is suspected of racially discriminating against Asians.

  ANZ reported that Love was deeply involved in controversy after "joking" on his social media account.

It is reported that the "star" reporter from the Bachelorette region shared a video on social media, the content is a cat in a Chinese restaurant, and accompanied by the text "is it a clerk or a diners lunch?"

  Although Love subsequently deleted the video and apologized for it, many people believed that this did not solve the "arbitrary racial discrimination" against Asians and refused to accept the apology.

In the comments, netizens called the post "problematic and hypocritical."

One of the netizens said: "You can say this is an'innocent' joke, but in fact we know what it wants to express."

Faced with discrimination, these Asians use art and humor to resolve misunderstandings

  In fact, Australia’s racial discrimination against Asians has never stopped during the epidemic. The latest "Report on Racism Incidents in the 2021 Covid-19 Epidemic" found that the racial hatred that has been aggravated by the Covid-19 epidemic is now not only concentrated in the Chinese community, but also more important. Widely concentrated in other Asian communities in Australia.

  The Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported that the report's investigation recorded 541 incidents of racism in the past 15 months.

In this new report, one-third of the interviewees stated that they had been labelled with racist names or insulting titles, including being told to "return to China", "stop eating bats" and being called " Ching Chong".

Oral defamation is the most common form of racism reporting, and public streets, supermarkets, public transportation and shopping centers are the most common places where racism incidents occur.

More than half of the respondents (52%) had a Chinese background, 12% of the participants were international students, and 95% of them were from mainland China.

The report also found that racism against other Asian communities is also on the rise.

The Vietnamese (8%), Malaysian (8%), Korean (7%), Singaporean (3%), Filipino (3%) and Indian (2%) communities have reported incidents of racism.

  In response to such a severe situation of Asian racism, the majority of Asian Asians in Australia did not adopt a "radical" way to respond, and were more willing to use culture to "conquer jade".

In the face of racial discrimination, some Asian-Australian artists held online art exhibitions, turning discrimination into works of art, and using the power of art to combat racism.

  In addition, there are more young people sharing Asian stories on social media, showing their own culture, and letting Australian society see a different Asian life.

"The Australian" reported that Melbourne high school students previously created a "Subtle Asian Characteristics" (hereinafter referred to as SAT) group on social media to show different cultural backgrounds and tell their stories.

The group is now one of the largest and most influential social media groups in Australia.

Facing the growing anti-Asian sentiment due to the epidemic, the SAT team chose to use emoji and humorous content to resolve it, and received tens of thousands of likes and more than a thousand comments.

The government listens to Asian voices

  To oppose discrimination against Asian Americans, we cannot rely solely on the voice of Asians themselves. The federal government will also "strike out" in 2021, formulating multiple anti-racism strategies and networks to help more people speak up.

Government members also "platform" for Asians, hoping to hear their voices.

  SBS reported that Victoria established an anti-racism task force this year to advise the state government on developing strategies to address discrimination based on race and belief. It also provided more than A$3.8 million in new funding for 42 community anti-racism actions.

The racism special work will consider issues such as unconscious prejudice, privilege, how race is linked to other forms of discrimination, and how racism manifests itself in employment and access to services.

It will be composed of members of the Victorian Multicultural Commission, the Human Rights Commission and the wider community, and will consult directly with the community.

At the same time, the University of Victoria, Victoria’s Wyndham Community and Education Centre have joined forces to launch Australia’s first local anti-racism network system.

The network’s work includes upgrading the skills of local community organizations, making them the front line of protection for those experiencing racial discrimination, helping more people speak up, access services, and record cases.

The new network will not only encourage more people to speak up, but also provide cultural support.

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