Racism of Disparities and Failures - Mahesh Rath i Australian white population has a barbaric historical racist background and

Aust ralian Prime minister Kevin Rudd earlier after taking over the power liberally d are to apologies for that historical blunder. Nobody unknown the realities of Wh ite Australians led massacre of original Australian tribes who reached Australia 50000 years ago in Ice age and they were scattered in 300 clan and spoke 250 la nguages and 700 dialects. Meanwhile from the beginning of 11 ships first fleet c arrying 1500 people on 26th January 1788 to last landing in 1868 more than half of 160000 people those who reached here were convicts. Instead of there convicti ons record they had an attitude of feudalistic proud of their color, race and Wo rld domination but nowadays in a democratically developed world this type of rac ist concept is an unusual course. Actually a society is projecting its emerging disparities and failure as a new racism. These regular attacks on Indian student s reflect the social- economic division in Australian society and the failure of Indian education system. If we discuss the scenario of Indian education system as compa rison with the Asian developing economies, we find an unsatisfactory picture onl y. According to the census report of 2001 after the five decades of Independence our literacy rate is just 65.47 and still we are so far from the literacy rate of China 84.1, Indonesia 87.3 and Thailand 95.7.Our education system is in a wor se condition with 170000 Colleges, 20 Central Universities, 227 state universiti es, 111 Deemed Universities and 13 National level institutes. Only ten percent I ndian youths are getting higher education now and it is less than half of develo ped countries and also less than 15 percent of China. Only 1 or 1.5 percent stud ents become successful while approximately six lakh students appear in entrance exams of IIT and IIM. Another interesting point of our education system is that it is ten times more difficult to get admission in IIT than Howard University an d it is not because of higher standard of education, the only reason is lack of Institutes. The recent London Times higher education supplement ranking of the w orlds top 200 Universities included three in China, three in Hong Kong, Three in South Korea, One in Taiwan and One in India also reveals the conditions of Indi an education system. We have been discussing regarding building new institutions to recognize the necessity but we discuss only. Proposal of eight IITs, five II Ms and more than three hundred colleges is pending for a long time, meanwhile ac cording to a source of McKinsey China has started working on a plan to set up 10 0 IIT level Institutes. Nowadays China is emerging as a great international educ ation hub and more than two lakh foreigner students are getting education in Chi na. Because of the lack of appropriate numbers of academic Institutions a number of Indian students are going abroad for education. The amount spent by their fa milies is nearly 45000 cr. per year. This hardly earned amount of Indian familie s is fifteen times more than the annual budget of UGC and education business hou ses of Malaysia, US, Canada, UK, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Australia are simply loot ing this amount. Indian middle class is accompanying the march past with so call ed new development without knowing the Liberalization generated threats. The dre ams of Indian middle class forced them to send their children abroad for educati on with limited resources but ultimately children are doing part time jobs to co mplete their education. Not only new Globalize concept of development aff ects the third world countries but this liberalization exposes dispirits of the developed societies also like Australia. Last year the October 12-18 in Australi an anti poverty drive hundreds of NGOs and more than 10000 people participated i n various rallies, Dharnas and demonstrations. The number of participant underli ned the increasing trend of poverty in Australia. A report of Social Policy Rese arch Center of New South Wales University is the witness of new growing worse fa ce of Australian society. Report says that in 1994 less than eight percent popul ation was living under the poverty line which increased up to more than eight pe rcent in next five years and in 2004 this figure has jumped the ten percent. Thi

s trend of poverty growth is still going on according to a group of social justi ce activistâ s report in 2006 more than 2 million people were living under poverty line in Australia. It is strange to see this poverty when Australian economy cla ims 11.1 growth rate. A huge part of this poor population is homeless and 38 per cent of these homeless people come from the age group of 12 to 24. According to an associate organization of Social Policy Research Center and Economic Co-opera tion and Development the number of homeless children and youths were 412000 in 2 007 and most of them were dependent for their survival on part time jobs. Recent statistics and reports indicate the increase of disparities and economic inequa lity in Australian society. Number of casual workers, part time employed and une mployed are growing rapidly. Australiaâ s low unemployment rate hides a lot of unde remployment, those who work only one hour in a week are defined as an employed a nd this hidden unemployment is a measure cause of poverty in Australia. Julian Disney, head of the Anti Poverty Week says that w e have one of the most part time and casual force in developed world and his sta tement underlines the real conditions of rich Australian society. This casual fo rce is the main source for growing tendency of Australian poverty. But Australia n society is facing nowadays some new challenges due to the unusual contradictor y New Economic Development because where this development claims a high rate of growth this Globalization becomes the cause of Job losses too. Instead of that p art time Job seeker foreigner students also generate the problems for Australian s and these new challenges ultimately push them towards a negative and violent a ttitude. Depression and anger generated violent reaction is not a traditional fe udal racism actually it is the result of conflict between the economic inequalit ies of one society and the failure of education system of another society. The y outh who is grown up in a democratic set up can survive with the different type of colors and races but he does not want to recognize the hunger and unemploymen t. The advocates and promoters of New Economic Policies are trying to cover the struggle of oppressed and hungry people by the politics of new racism but it is very sorry to say that measure part of media, the fourth pillar of democracy is promoting the vulgarity of this politics as well. Mahesh Rathi 353, Durga Puri Ext. Delhi â 110093 Mob. 9891535484

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