Flag-flying Aussies are racist?

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

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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

49 comments so far

  • These so called academics have too much time on their hands to come up with this rubbish.

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    sick of PC
    Date and time
    January 24, 2012, 10:47AM
    • Why are they pushing this racist thing all of a sudden/
      First it was the doctor and now this academic (both migrants judging by their names). What is their reason to concentrate on this so much? Maybe they should go to America where every second house flys the flag, especially in the south and see what sort of answers they get.
      Why is it so important to them to convince us how racist this country is? I say no more than the rest of the world and in some cases a lot less.
      I too am a migrant and yes I have experienced some racism, but that was a long time ago and only by few. Most Aussies did not care if I was born here or not.

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      Peggy
      Date and time
      January 24, 2012, 11:25AM
      • This man is NUTS
        how did he get this far in life with this attitude?

        Spend the money on houseing not stupid surveys like this.
        My question is Is he a flag flyer and proud of his country or just another know it all ?

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        Colin M Gibbons
        Date and time
        January 24, 2012, 11:51AM
        • The study in question appears to be a waste of time,so you also have to take into account, that some of the people in the survey will be simply poking fun at it, having a lend, acting a bit like a larrikin, on Australia Day of all days.

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          Scott
          Date and time
          January 24, 2012, 12:12PM
          • I always buy one of those Australia Day car flags, I also bought a Merry Christmas car flag this year.....does that make me racist?? NO..I have many friends of different cultures. Why the heck would anyone even think of wanting to do this survey? This is getting out of control, total rubbish survey!!!!

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            Bernadette Keenan
            Date and time
            January 24, 2012, 12:29PM
            • I've bought an Aussie flag to fly when the Gillard Government is thrown out. Is this racist

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              George
              Date and time
              January 24, 2012, 12:45PM
              • Why are we Tax Payers financing this idiots, they are determined to try a label Australians as racist this is the response they want.
                It is obvious that if the question is framed carefully, you can get the answer you want to put forth, just have a look at an old episode of "Yes Minister" to hear Sir Humphrey explain how to get the result from a poll, by carefully wording the question

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                Jan
                Date and time
                January 24, 2012, 1:13PM
                • I find flag flying patriotric Australians are saying " I love Australia and hate anyone who is not"

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                  John of Heathmont
                  Date and time
                  January 24, 2012, 1:43PM
                  • I know how much migrants despise us.
                    I could not live in anyone else's country - would you not think, perhaps I am pushing in?
                    We have built up a terrific place here and unfortunately others want a slice of it.
                    How rude and demanding!
                    I do not trust migrants as I wonder what harm they will do here.

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                    Faye
                    Date and time
                    January 24, 2012, 2:15PM
                    • Australia isn't as safe as it was back in the 80's. USA is now much safer. You work it out.

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                      jason
                      Date and time
                      January 24, 2012, 2:24PM

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