Institutional racism exists in Australia. Anyone who denies that must be living on another planet. But it still hurts when you see it directed towards you or your people.
Last year, a Caucasian woman (originally from the UK) Jill Meagher was raped and murdered. It was horrible and we saw CCTV footages and her photos. We also heard her promising life here in Australia. All of these lasted several weeks.
A week ago, a pregnant Asian woman (originally from the Philippines) Joan Ryther was bashed, raped and murdered. Her unborn child was also killed. Had I not visited the Facebook page of a Filipino-Australian news site last night, I would not have learned about it.
I watch morning and evening news. I also read news websites of ABC, Sydney Morning Herald, The Advertiser, The Age and SBS and it was only this morning that ABC decided to report about it when somebody already got arreested.
This disinterestedness for segments of the Australian society is not giving this country a good reputation. We are all precious so please do not make us feel otherwise.