Hi, i’m from the Bahamas and plan to travel to Australia. I hate when i get the question “Do you guys live in huts in the Bahamas”, but i will ask if there is any black people there at all. I heard there is alot of racism there and i dont want to listen to hear say so i’d rather ask someone that lives there. — Denika, Bahamas
Australia was founded on immigrants supplanting (and alas, in many cases replacing) the indigenous population. People from all over the world have settled here, and come to visit, and by-and-large I think we’ve all managed to get along fairly well together.
That said, there are some people, especially outside the big cities, who are rather less used to encountering people who don’t look just like them. And while in the past few decades there have been influxes of people from Europe, Asia and the Middle East, there have been rather less from Africa and the Caribbean, and these less common ethnic groups may stand out more from the rest at times. So to answer your question, it’s not like there are no black people, but they’re not particularly common in some areas.
As in any country of roughly 20 million people, you may find a small minority who show racist traits. A minority. You may never encounter these people, and you may never have any problems with it.
I don’t think racism is a common problem, or that it’s entrenched in society, but it would be untruthful to say it doesn’t exist. And someone who draws more of that kind of attention than I do might certainly have a differing view.