Cronulla Riots And The Australian National Identity

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Are we really a multicultural country if we can't even share a beach? In the Cronulla riots many white Anglo men carried and covered themselves in the Australian flag. They raised the idea that being Australian meant you were of white Anglo background and that anybody who didn't fit that stereotype was not welcome to join in the Australian identity. Paraphrased from CSA website

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What happened in the Cronulla riots?
  • 2. 
    Do you think it is fair to say that some people can't live in Australia because they are different?  
  • 3. 
    How do the Cronulla riots raise questions about the Australian national identity?