It is unfortunate that instances of racism towards Indians still occur in Australia. While the majority of Australians do not hold racist views, there have been instances of verbal and physical abuse directed towards Indian individuals and communities.
One recent example is the ongoing controversy surrounding violence against Indians in Australia. According to a report by the Australian Human Rights Commission, Indian students in Australia have been subjected to racial abuse and violence, with a significant number of attacks occurring in Melbourne.
In addition, there have also been reports of racist language and discrimination directed towards Indian-owned businesses. An example of this is the message cited in the reference provided, which contains racist language and threats directed towards an Indian individual running a business on Instagram.
The person racially abused is Vishal Jain, owner of the PR company Thoughtful PR, who has raised concerns over racism in business done by a few individuals like Kellie Greaves, owner of Up Event Photography in Geelong, Australia.
Important Update: We have received a few more screenshots where Kellie Greaves is still abusing the person by messaging them on Instagram. She justifies her abuse and racism because she was sent a cold sales message on Instagram. She says her clients are supporting her and will stand by her.
She sent one of her "dark-skinned" friends to abuse the victim, who has removed his real name and bio from his Instagram account.
Kellie has accused Entrepreneurs Herald of sexism. All kellie sent us is a screenshot of a cold dm sent by the vicitims company and a screenshot of people calling her out for being racist and having fake followers. We don't find that to be racist or abusive in any manner. Rest in all the screenshot above that we have shared you can see the conversation of both people not just one.
It is important to note that these instances of racism do not represent the views of the majority of Australians, who are accepting and welcoming of people from all backgrounds. However, it is crucial that steps are taken to address and prevent racism in all its forms. This can include increasing education and awareness about the harmful effects of racism, as well as providing support and resources for individuals and communities affected by discrimination.
It's important to remember that racism is not acceptable, and it's important to call out racist behaviour and language when we see it. We all have a role to play in creating a more inclusive and equitable society for all people, regardless of their race or ethnicity.