Thank you for creating this thread. I am a person of Asian heritage and definitely have experienced so much racism in Australia, much even more now because of Covid and tensions between China and Australia.
I live in a White predominant suburb in Melbourne, and the people living in that suburb are a hit and miss. Some of them are nice but a lot of them are so aggressive and hostile. I have reached the point where I feel so sick of being here in Australia. I just want to move to Canada instead, but I can't do it now because migrating to Canada is not that east, and I have children here in Australia so it's not that simple for me to just flee from the country.
I am married to a White Australian and when my partner and I are out in public, I always feel people treat him completely different to the way they treat me. They are a lot nicer to him. With me they are either hostile or just straight up ignore me. And no I don't have an attitude, I am a very polite person, even my husband says so, so it's not because of my behaviour. This has happened way too long now that I feel deeply hurt and not welcomed, excluded and it has wrecked my self-esteem. I noticed when we go to multicultural suburbs or inner CBD suburbs, White people are a bit nicer. Moving suburb is not an option for me now because I get to live ay my partner's relative's house for free and can't afford renting as of the moment.
Many days I feel so sick of the community that I live in that I even feel dreaded just to go to my local Woolies.
Australia will be such a beautiful country if there were not so many of those racist, condescending, disrespectful and aggressive people that abuse their White privilledge.