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multinational taxi drivers

i saw this bunch of taxi drivers while having a late night meal in king of kings in chinatown, and the muticultural-ness of them just really impressed me. they were REALLY good friends with each other joking and swearing loudly. and they weren’t even all that australian either. they all still had their respective ethnic accents. i managed to get them to pose for a photo.

there was the arab, the chinese, the indian, the pakistani and the armenian.

7 Comments so far

  1. adrock2xander (unregistered) on March 5th, 2007 @ 10:27 pm

    It’s a comforting scene. But it’s a rare sight indeed. Notice the missing white australian.

    White Australians (including wogs) still have a looooong way to go before making this country a better place.

    East and South Asians are still repeatedly picked on by whites and wogs daily.

    Which reminds me of the new law passed to make residency/citizenship a more difficult reality. 4 years in Australia to qualify? Traces of ‘white australia’ will always remain…

    Pfft…the harder they make it for ‘non-whites’, the more determined the ‘non-whites’ will be.

    Ok i’m going off tangent.

  2. Ronny (unregistered) on March 5th, 2007 @ 11:26 pm

    i actually told them, you guys just need a white guy.

  3. Luke (unregistered) on March 6th, 2007 @ 8:39 am

    maybe it’s just that you don’t often see “white australian” taxi drivers?

  4. Gala (unregistered) on March 6th, 2007 @ 1:31 pm

    I’m new to Australia but the way everyone here uses the word “wog” totally shocks me. Racial slurs aren’t cool!

  5. adrock2xander (unregistered) on March 6th, 2007 @ 2:15 pm

    Hey i’ve never even heard of the word ‘wog’ until i arrived on the shores of Australia in 2 years ago! But hey, since everyone’s slagging each other off in a battle to outwit the other race, might as well join in! When in Rome, do what Romans do!

  6. Ronny (unregistered) on March 6th, 2007 @ 3:33 pm

    its ironic how my post was intended to demonstrate how different races and cultures could get along, but instead its becoming how different races and cultures can’t.

  7. Go Away Please (unregistered) on March 9th, 2007 @ 8:30 am

    Dear adrock2xander – about the test for ‘Australian-ness’ : do you recall the Simpsons episode where Ah Poo knew more about American history than Homer did ? It was a very valid point. Any test our idiot authorities devise for migrants, would probably be failed by most 4th generation whiteys.

    re: the term ‘wog’ – if said by older Australians (my age group about 60), this would not necessarily be a slur, but a term meant in an affectionate way. We used to call English migrants POMS – Prisoners Of Mother England – which referred back to the boatloads of English prisoners sent here in 1830 because their jails were full. That was meant in an affectionate way too.
    After the English post-war wave of migration, we got the Italian wave and they were the WOGS.
    All that was in the 1950’s of course.
    Australia was a bleak place then, culturally and gastronomically; and Aussies of my age remember it well and KNOW how good migration has been for us.
    Intelligent Australians know that the only migration problem we have, is that our stupid government cannot separate the criminal immigrants from the good people.

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