racism rears its ugly head again...
Letters featured: 5
Letters agreeing with Fraser: 2
Letters disagreeing with Fraser: 3 (So far, so good)
100% of those agreeing with Fraser had Anglo surnames.
100% of those disagreeing with Fraser had non-Anglo surnames. Two had distinctly Asian surnames and the third was very likely Spanish or Portuguese.
Is it just a coincidence that the SMH featured no letters by Anglo critics of Fraser? Really? Sorry if I think it's all a bit suss... My respect for the SMH has just taken a big dive....
Update - Tue 19 Jul 05: In a phone poll on Ray Martin's A Current Affair, 85% of callers were in agreement with Fraser. So maybe the SMH experienced a similar trend in Letters.
I'm disgusted with the racism still embedded in the psyche of white Australia. Disgusted. I'm ashamed to be white. It's like now I'm a stranger in a strange land. I'm even gladder now that I handed my medals back in 2003. Fight for this country? Man, I wouldn't even spit on it!!!