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September 22, 2023, 10:24:23 pm

Author Topic: "Muslim children walk out when national anthem is sung" - Covert Racism!?  (Read 856 times)  Share 

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Hey all!

I hope exam prep is coming along well!

I was going through the Herald Sun website last night and I saw an article with the head:

"Muslim children walk out when national anthem is sung" - a bit covertly racist, don't you think?


Now, whatever your stance is on this issue is beyond the point; as linguists we need to analyse this article from a descriptive viewpoint. I personally believe the direct labelling of someone's religion (Muslim) perpetuates a pre-existing Islamic resentment in our society.

Just have a look at the comments at the bottom of the article to see people's viewpoints on the issue.

This is a perfect contemporary example of modern covert racism in media for your essays :)


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