“In my film group, there is an Australian, two Africans…”
She interrupted me. “What which kind of Australian?”
“You mean ‘Anglo-Australian’ like white?”
Oh I’m so sorry.
This blew my mind. I grew up thinking that ‘Australians’ were depicted as ‘white.’ My chaplain gave a good point. Now, Australian can be anybody — any person with a cultural background who is born in Australia.
I’m an Australian. But with black hair and yellow skin. Yet, I deemed the Africans as Africans when they were also Australian.
I will be careful next time when I talk about people’s cultures.