Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Australians are not a race

Genetically, Australians mostly hail from the British Isles and Western Europe but most races are represented.  About 5% are of Han Chinese descent

A woman convicted of racially abusing her neighbour by calling her a 'fat Australian' has spoken of her anger and relief after winning an appeal against the charge.

Petra Mills, 31, was witnessed by police officers calling her neighbour Chelsea O'Reilly - a British/New Zealand national - a 'stupid fat Australian' during a drunken tirade at her former home in Macclesfield.

Macclesfield magistrates found her guilty of racially aggravated public disorder and assaulting a police officer in November last year.

Ms O'Reilly claimed that Czech-born Ms Mills had used the term 'Australian' offensively as she knew she was from neighbouring New Zealand.

But Chester Crown Court overturned the public disorder charge after ruling the use of the word 'Australian' could not be considered racist.



Anonymous said...

More examples of the race-card turning into "cry-wolf".

Anonymous said...

"Political correctness is a far greater threat to our freedom and liberty than is terrorism..."

Malcolm Smith said...

Calling a Kiwi an Australian is not offensive; it is a compliment. Now, calling an Australia a Kiwi would be something quite different.

Anonymous said...

That reminds me of the episode of Flight of the Conchords where Aziz Ansari won't sell the guys fruit because he thinks they are Australian.
Gotta love our crazy cross-Tasman rivalry.