ABC News Host Is Victim Of Racist Tau...

ABC News Host Is Victim Of Racist Taunts In Australia

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“The Love Below”

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#1 Feb 8, 2013
ABC News host Jeremy Fernandez has told of how he restrained himself from punching a woman and blocked his child’s ears during a racist attack on a Sydney bus. Fernandez took to Twitter today to explain how the shocking situation unfolded for 15 minutes when he kept his seat after being subjected to the “racist taunts”.

He tweeted how a nearby female bus passenger called him a “black c**t” and told him to “go back to my country”. After he decided to keep his seat, he then suffered 15 minutes of racial abuse from the woman.“Anyone who says racism is dying is well and truly mistaken,” he tweeted.

He then said the bus driver blamed him for “not moving” from his seat. He recalled the worst part about the situation was that his two-year-old daughter and the woman’s “primary school aged kids” heard every word of the racist attack. The incident has sparked a wave of shock and disgust across social media today, as journalists and Fernandez’s followers expressed their support for him. Fernandez said at one point during the tirade, the driver told him to move to the front of the bus.

He described the decision not to move from his seat as his own “Rosa Parks moment”.“I thought I could move and then I had a flashback to a very famous case of a woman on a bus in the US, a black woman, who was told to give up her seat,” Fernandez told ABC radio.“And I thought no, I’m having my own Rosa Parks moment, I’m not moving from this seat because it has turned into a racial issue.“I said I’m not going anywhere, I’ve just been called a black c-word, I am not going anywhere, I’ve not done anything wrong, I have a right to sit here, I’m going to stay here.”

Fernandez said he felt he had to “hold his nerve” for the sake of his daughter.“All I could think at the time was just hold your nerve, my little girl is with me, she needs to see a strong father right now,” he said. He said he restrained himself from punching the woman in the face because he knew that “would not be the smart, nor the right thing to do”. He told the ABC he realised he had to “just sit here and cop it”. He said he had his arm cradled around his daughter during the incident to block her ears from the abuse, he said.

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“The Love Below”

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#2 Feb 8, 2013
I guess they saw the black in him lol.
clutch

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#3 Feb 8, 2013
who cares?

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#4 Feb 8, 2013
BROWNMAN20 wrote:
I guess they saw the black in him lol.
there's a lot of racism in australia against south and southeast asians, and muslims. they've had some pretty serious race riots there against these people.
Delusional

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#5 Feb 8, 2013
Sad this is still happening, maybe if she had been nicer, he would have given her his seat and what about the other men on the bus, was he the only one? Why didn't she ask one of them? I guess they were white. The lady was rude and should have been thrown off the bus for creating a disturbance.

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#6 Feb 8, 2013
clutch wrote:
who cares?
You did, thats why you clicked on it. All the way from the UK.

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#7 Feb 8, 2013
DISASTER LOOMS wrote:
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there's a lot of racism in australia against south and southeast asians, and muslims. they've had some pretty serious race riots there against these people.
And the natives their as well.
Sadbutrue

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#9 Feb 8, 2013
BROWNMAN20 wrote:
I guess they saw the black in him lol.
Pierre

He looks Indian to me; he's nice looking!

Very Sad!

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#10 Feb 8, 2013
Harper G wrote:
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You have no clue on when to use 'there' or 'their', do you?
No's boss. I'sa mess up's sometimez. We's human, feel'n me??
GamerX

Akron, OH

#11 Feb 8, 2013
Australians arent true racist, its like baby racism. I have seen and felt true racism and the australians are laughable. Im like is that the best you got. Im pretty sure we black people could kick everyones arse on that continent, i here they fight like sissy's. And they talk funny.

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#12 Feb 8, 2013
BROWNMAN20 wrote:
<quoted text>And the natives their as well.
i think many white people feel like they under siege everywhere, including europe.
Sadbutrue

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#13 Feb 8, 2013
BROWNMAN20 wrote:
<quoted text>No's boss. I'sa mess up's sometimez. We's human, feel'n me??
Pierre

I mean really why would Maceo even mention it?

http://www.better-english.com/easier/theyre.h...

Here's a test to help you!
Sadbutrue

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#14 Feb 8, 2013
BROWNMAN20 wrote:
<quoted text>No's boss. I'sa mess up's sometimez. We's human, feel'n me??
Oh well, I took the test and missed 2 of the questions! LMAO
TheEye

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#15 Feb 8, 2013
Aussies arent known to be the most sophisticated people.

Theyre the decendants of Brit criminal trash

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#16 Feb 8, 2013
DISASTER LOOMS wrote:
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i think many white people feel like they under siege everywhere, including europe.
Their population is shrinking. I stay in the south, and they are slightly scared with all these brown people walking around them. They know their time is up. They dont want to be what our ancestors were, or treated like them either.

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#17 Feb 8, 2013
many white people(especially males but not exclusively so)are extremely insecure and feel threatened because they are losing power and control.

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