Mark Latham’s media stunt filming people in Western Sydney not being able to speak English to ‘prove’ multiculturalism isn’t working is disturbing.
Despite Mark Latham being a former leader of the Australian Labor Party (ALP), he sounds more like a spokesperson for Pauline Hanson’s One Nation.
Co-founder and Chair of Poliversity Wesa Chau said “If you ask me, his beliefs are better suited to Pauline Hanson’s One Nation.
“Poliversity is happy to chip in to pay for his membership, although even then he’s outdated in his anti-Asian racism stance by about twenty years.”
As a national partisan organisation that promotes multicultural representation and leadership within the ALP, Poliversity believes his views do not reflect the views of the labour movement.
“Targeting older Australians and recently arrived migrants with an ‘English test’ and whether they have any friends from an Asian background achieves nothing but cause division within a successful cohesive multicultural society”, said Ms Chau.
“The people he targeted were probably caught off-guard and left speechless rather than being unable to communicate in English.
“He is welcome to come and speak to my fellow Poliversity board members or myself rather than targeting Australians from multicultural backgrounds on the street.
“Our hearts go out to the people of Cabramatta and Fairfield because they had to endure Mark Latham’s brand of racism and bigotry.
“How are we supposed to have a cooperative cohesive society when we have people like Mark Latham roaming around?”
Our tips for Mark Latham:
- If you want to use English language abilities to assess the success of multiculturalism, it’s better to start in law firms, accounting firms, startups and IT companies and talk to people from multicultural backgrounds.
- If you’re looking for a political roof, join Pauline Hanson’s One Nation.
- Let the Australian public know the next community you’re preparing to target so community members can prepare their response to your bigotry and insults.