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Bigotry In Northern Ireland

During the years of prosperity, countries like Great Britain and Ireland welcomed foreign workers to handle the dirty jobs economically advanced societies prefer not to engage in. However, the Irish inhabitants of Northern Ireland apparently are becoming angry at strangers who linger in their midst and can serve as a focal point for the frustrations arising from an economic recession. About a hundred Romanians were forced to flee from their homes and seek shelter in a Belfast church hall after a group of youths raising Nazi salutes thought it was amusing to pick on defenseless people. The Northern Ireland government condemned the attackers as “racist criminals” but they are simply reflecting anger that accompanies loss of jobs.

Many of the Romanians told authorities they may prefer going home in order to avoid being around such criminals. We can expect more such attacks in the future, not only in Northern Ireland, but in many European Union nations.

Chinese Students In Australia Harassed

Australia currently has a student export industry that brings in over fifteen billion dollars a year, but it being threatened by racists in their nation who believe they have to attack Chinese students attending local universities. There are over 130,000 Chinese students now at Australian universities, but their government is concerned over recent attacks by racist groups. Parents of students from India have also expressed their concern and are making known to authorities they will withdraw their children from Australia unless steps are taken to end the persecution of foreign students.

Ironically, as Australia experiences a severe economic turndown, local racists are attacking the source of income for their nation. This is an example of how racism can backfire and hurt those who are hurting other humans.