Avoiding Refugeeship

‘Former refugee Joseph Deng breaks 50-year-old Australian 800m record at Diamond League meet in Monaco.’ trumpets our National broadcaster.

This is to differentiate him from current refugees who may have been in the country longer but are not famous or not doing something we can hang our racist hats on but are just normal people.

Oh, sorry, they are NOT normal. They are ‘roaming gangs of African youths.’ Turnbull’s code for ‘beware the black immigrants’ has become ubiquitous and we now use the expression without really thinking of the people it refers to. They are just an amorphous mass of ‘African Youths’.

An entire generation of OUR future leaders and doctors and lawyers and athletes and scientists and everything, all tagged with this hateful term.

But break an Australian sporting record and suddenly you are a ‘former refugee’.

A pity he will have to wear that medal around his neck all the time so the average bogan Aussie can tell the difference.

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