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    My 2yr old boy likes watching shows on ABC kids.
    He was watching playschool. And they were doing dress ups and turning toilet rolls into people. Instead of just drawing eyes and ears and a smile the hosts drew a face and added a hijab on "aziza"

    #2
    Interesting the changing face of Australia

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      #3
      Originally posted by kimbleseven View Post
      My 2yr old boy likes watching shows on ABC kids.
      He was watching playschool. And they were doing dress ups and turning toilet rolls into people. Instead of just drawing eyes and ears and a smile the hosts drew a face and added a hijab on "aziza"
      And your point is?

      It's good to see our children bring raised with ideas of cultural diversity, I sure as shit wasn't with the whitewash on TV when I was a kid.

      Playschool and ABC in general is outstanding for showing the varying cultural, religious and linguistic makeup of our country.

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        #4
        Never seen a Jew on playschool that's for sure

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          #5
          And I've never seen a Tibetan Buddhist or a Sikh on Playschool. It doesn't mean we can't represent other cultures and display diversity for our kids to see.

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            #6
            The point I'm making is the ABC is pushing aboriginal and Islamic representation over buddist or jewish. What is whitewash?

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              #7
              Happy for representation for sure. Just not selective representation.

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                #8
                So we have to represent literally every, single minority culture/religion/belief in Australia? That's gonna be tough for what is an exceptionally multicultural country.

                We are seeing more representation of Indigenous culture and Islamic culture because they both make up a significant portion of our population.

                Islamic population = roughly 600 000

                Indigenous population = roughly 800 000

                Jewish population = roughly 90 000

                There's also a huge number of other social reasons why our TV (not just the ABC, all of our media) focuses on including Indigenous and Islamic voices in greater numbers. I won't even bother discussing that stuff on here, as I know the responses from a select vocal minority will turn any discussion into a shit show.

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                  #9
                  Buddist population ? You wanted representation mate

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                    #10
                    WTF. Seriously. How is this a conversation? Who cares what religions or races are represented on ABC kids (or any other forum for that matter). Australia is a very multi-cultural country and the majority of people don't have an issue with that. I truly can't understand how this was even something to start a thread about

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                      #11
                      And there are at least 2 presenters of Asian descent on Playschool (that I know of, there may be more) and a whole raft of various Asian programming on ABC in many different forms. Our largest Buddhist community is Chinese, I would say Asian representation on Playschool and ABC has been pretty damn good for a long time.

                      Your opening post made it sound like you didn't like your children being taught Islamic culture through playschool. Now you want all cultures/religions represented equally? So it's all, or nothing?

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                        #12
                        All or none exactly. Either represent more than thisen2 or let kids be kids without it.

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                          #13
                          So don't represent any minority groups at all if we can't represent every, single one equally?

                          So what then? We only show the majority white Anglo-Christian culture? Yeah, that's a great plan. Nothing at all wrong with that.

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                            #14
                            Ever seen a Pinball on Playschool?

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Boots View Post
                              Ever seen a Pinball on Playschool?
                              What do we want? More equitable pinball representation on Playschool! When do we want it? NOW!

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