In My Shoes
The journey to self-discovery for me began with asking myself various questions. Being among the majority of people who enter in Australia through the humanitarian ‘refugee’ program. As a refugee, we are associated with negative attitudes within the mainstream Australian community. There prejudice towards refugees often basis of realistic threat theory and symbolic threat theory(Stephan & Stephan, 1996).
In spite the fact that limited studies is done on ‘life of refugees’, unlimited amount of evidences are presented in all form of media proves racism views, comment and the little knowledge of the general public. There are a lot of assumption about all individuals who are refugees. Due this, many refugees might have endured similar experiences. Which are; racial comment, been called names and the list goes on. Study shows, all refugees from war-torn countries might suffer from post-trauma event in their counties. Well, some arguably contain some truth; however, is not entirely true. This stereotype worries me and a lot of people with the refugee ‘status’ and the outcome is threatening. Many fears that over time; refugees will live in isolation, face rejection, denied basic right such as employment and participation. It’s already happening in our society however, change can be made.
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