Family diversity brings new reasons to feast

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Within media, social commentary, and remarks by politicians, I often see references to Islam (or to any ethnicities, practices or celebrations which fall outside of the white-centred national identity imposed by colonisation) framed as oppressive, destructive, and less-than. Such fear-mongering comments rely on people being triggered by a misled fear of loss, as I had been as an immature 12-year-old. But defining difference relies on an agreed upon definition of normal, and the normal which belongs to this land was disrupted with the arrival of the first fleet.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18-20
Number of pages3
JournalEureka Street
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jun 2018
Externally publishedYes


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