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I’m so tired of people of British heritage thinking that they are superior to everyone else. It’s because they think since they are descended from the colonial settlers/convicts of 200 years ago, they are more important.
I’ve been bullied by Australians of British heritage for quite a while. It’s not all of them, mind you, but over half of the ones I’ve met were either jerks or at least resented me. I am sick of being called “a wog” and “a Leb”.
Plus a good number of Anglo-Australians expect people of continental European or non-European heritage to be nothing more than ethnics. I may be of Lebanese heritage, but I don’t only associate with other Lebanese, and I speak English very well. And I am more likely to go to the mall than any cultural center. And Anglo-Austalians love talking about how immigrants don’t belong in their country and that they all leech off of welfare. News flash: not everyone can be a middle-class businessman!
I also hate their disrespect for religion in general. People are allowed to have religion - it doesn’t mean you’re stupid if you do. I don’t give a rat’s behind about Richard Dawkins or Christopher Hitchens and never will.
A lot of British people have an obsession with blond hair and blue eyes. They enjoy blond, blue-eyed people so much to the point where dark hair is considered ugly. My best friend is blond, but he’s Turkish, not British. Ever notice that blond men in Australian movies are always good (in contrast to American movies where blond men are always evil)? We always lose our dark-haired actors of Italian heritage to the American cinema, such as Anthony LaPaglia. Meanwhile, blond actors such as David Wenham never set foot in the US.
This is what prevents me from going on Australian-owned forums. I feel that they will treat me differently because I’m of Lebanese heritage. It’s like I can’t belong with my country’s own people, so I have to resort to foreign websites.