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Searching for a Place to Belong in a Time of Othering

School of Human Services and Social Work, Griffith University, Logan 4131, Australia
Soc. Sci. 2019, 8(11), 297; https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci8110297
Received: 25 August 2019 / Revised: 17 October 2019 / Accepted: 18 October 2019 / Published: 24 October 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Personal Essays in Social Science)
Australia is a land of opportunity, where hard work can bring a better life. Most immigrants come to Australia to establish a new life and fulfil hopes and dreams for better life opportunities. Like many immigrants to Australia, I came to establish a new better life for myself and for family. In this paper, I share my challenges of being different, and of being black and the experiences of black Africans in Australia. The paper invites more conversations on finding ways forward to change the system that favours some and disadvantages others. It indicates the need to humanise the Other and make Australia a more inclusive and liveable multicultural environment. View Full-Text
Keywords: Othering; belonging; inclusion; white privilege; immigrants; tall poppy syndrome; Australia Othering; belonging; inclusion; white privilege; immigrants; tall poppy syndrome; Australia
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Udah, H. Searching for a Place to Belong in a Time of Othering. Soc. Sci. 2019, 8, 297.

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