A possie in Aussie

August 19, 2009

Complaints of racism from Australian Somalis

Filed under: African,race relations,racism,refugee — Nayano @ 8:19 am
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Voice of America (VOA) reports that young Somali immigrants in Australia say they face racism and feel unwanted.

Four men from Somali backgrounds were charged with planning a suicide attack on an Australian army bases earlier this month.

VOA reports that community groups say that Somali refugees often are stuck in a kind of “no-man’s land” between their own culture and mainstream Australia.

The Somali immigrant community suffers high unemployment. Many refugees have problems learning English or experience the lingering effects of torture and trauma. Alienation can leave some vulnerable to the influence of criminals and extremists.

Others complain of racism from mainstream Australia. Somalis Gather to Discuss Racism, Alienation in Australia

This report has been reposted by many Somali sites, including Hiiraan.com and Bartamaha.

By the fault posts this report by World Focus Online about extremism among Somali youth.

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