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Flag-flying Aussies are racist?

Posted by: 3AW Radio | 24 January, 2012 - 11:31 AM
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A study in Western Australia found people who fly the Australian flag from their cars for Australia Day are more racist.

Five-hundred-and-thirteen people were surveyed, and of those 102 revealed they flew a flag from their car, and of those 43 per cent said they supported the White Australia policy.

Thirty-five per cent said you had to be born in Australia to be truly Australian.

Neil Mitchell spoke to the facilitator of the study, Professor Farida Fozdar at the University of Western Australia.

Listen to her detail the findings of the study below.


PLAY: Professor Farida Fozdar believes Australians who fly the flag on their cars are more racist


Louisa West Ferguson I'm not saying it makes you racist but I know a few people that do it and I'd probably call them close minded yobbo types.

Julie Nunnyabusyness Hill thats ridiculous..Me and my seven yr old decorate the car, and I am definately not rascist.

Suzzanne Bongartz Does this mean that if someone from an english ,italian ,greek ,chinese,german or any other background who displays there country of origin flag racist to

Lucy Williams I'm more offended that Australia has someone shallow minded enough to complete such an absurd study! Fly those flags proudly Aussies!

Brian Hill Flying a flag has nothing to do with racism It has everything to do with being proud of Australian way of life

Ree Ball Next celebrating Anzac Day or Rememberance Day will make us racist?

Shaun Moloney When the Chinese celebrate there new year that's fine when the muslims celebrate Ramadan that's fine but when we Australians celebrate Australia day where racists

Blog comments Your Say

  • If I fly the vietnamese flag, being White, i would be told am embracing diversity. If I fly the Australian flag, I can now be labelled racist. Why is it that only White nations must embrace diversity otherwise we are labelled racist? Anti-racist simply is a code word for anti white.

    Gallowglass Wednesday 25 April, 2012 - 12:28 PM
  • All I know is that the groups of teenagers I saw at Frankston yesterday wearing Aussie flags, some of them obviously underage drinking, made me cringe. Racist, no. Bogans, yes. I would love to know the reasons for their 'patriotism'.

    Amanda Friday 27 January, 2012 - 9:55 AM
  • It`s funny how only white people are called or "implied to be" "racists" for flying their nation`s flag.

    It might have something to do with the fact tht ONLY White countries have mass immigration+"assimilation"=GENOCIDE forced on them by their elite.

    Anti-racist is a code word for anti-white

    SteveGibson Thursday 26 January, 2012 - 5:43 AM
  • could it be that people are showing patriotism.....its a good .how could she draw a similiarity with racist views.go figure......I'll fly it, theres one in my house always

    Barney Wednesday 25 January, 2012 - 11:01 PM
  • The old fella next door to us has been flying the Australian flag everyday for at least 25 yrs that I know of. He puts it up at 8 a.m and takes it down at 4 p.m. He is a Korean Veteran and married to an asian woman also. I will have to pop over and tell him he is being racist and offending immigrants by just being an aussie. He will have to stop raising the flag each day and show respect for those moving to his country.

    Mick Wednesday 25 January, 2012 - 7:53 PM
  • I have one flag that I raise each Australia and Anzac day. So because of all that fuss I am not banning mine, no not banning, if ever I am buying one more.
    Now if the anti-Australia membership don't like it they can all pack up, grab the next boat back to Kabool whatever and give us the pleasure of enjoyment of the eventual good riddance.

    June Wednesday 25 January, 2012 - 3:59 PM

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