It saddens me that this once again is starting up again , I am well a mature aged person. When I was in primary school it was a large school it would have been mid 60s, our school only had Lets just say "Western people" Approaching high school we had a quite a few European students, we were actually in awe of them we didn't tease call names etc to these students, we actually embraced them, we had someone from another part of the world here in Australia we befriended each other and we learnt off them their culture, food, etc.
Fast forward to over 30 years, I'm now working in a factory with 3 different nationalities working there, we the westerners got on well with both the other nationalities, without a problem,
It was my job to teach the new girls were how to operate the machinery safely, to my amazement most of the girls/women that had been recently employed by the company I worked for couldn't even speak a word of English...This made it difficult for me so my first goal was to teach them English and then the machines, I enjoyed teaching these people to learn and had a lot of fun with laughs along the way..
Ok The other Nationality not Aussies started to be mean and hurtful to the other nationality , because they had English speaking friends who need work badly, They thought it wrong to give a non English speaking person a job. The company couldn't do nothing in the way of dismissing anyone because of the anti discrimination laws.
Over time the problem makers all left, in the end I was the only "Aussie" left in the factory with over 25 workers all from some part of Asia. I had so much fun and made some great friends.
I think imo that it's only recent times around 10 years that this is starting to become a problem, with so much unrest in the political world. It's sad really as we are all different with different ways of living we can learn so much and we really already have with the different types of restaurants, clothes, foods ect. About time all people lived in unity.