Proposal: Australia is a Xenophobic Nation

Discussion in 'Formal debates' started by Challenger78, Jan 7, 2008.

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  1. Challenger78 Valued Senior Member

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    Hypothesis: Australians are culturally xenophobic and will be afraid/suspicious of any foreign culture or person.

    Australian's like to believe themselves as Multicultural, but outside of the government's view, It is not the case.

    Since 9/11 the amount of racism and racially motivated violence has increased, to unimagined levels in 2005.

    I welcome any opponent to a fair and enjoyable debate. Standard rules apply.
     
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  3. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    I accept your challenge, Challenger78. I will argue that Australia is not a Xenophobic nation.

    However, since I am busy at the moment (just back to work), I would like to extend the deadline allowed for posts. I suggest a time limit of 3 days between the opponent's last post and the next post.

    Is that acceptable to you?

    If so, please open a "Debate" thread and a "Discussion" thread on the topic. As debater for the positive side, it seems fair that you ought to go first. Agreed?
     
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  5. draqon Banned Banned

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    everyone is xenophobic in one way or another ... and cultures make us
     
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  7. USS Exeter unamerican american Registered Senior Member

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    I think it may be in human nature to be xenophobic, since we need to adapt to our environments or surroundings in order to "survive," something changing all of a sudden is intimidating and scary for most people.
     
  8. Challenger78 Valued Senior Member

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    Yes, it is, I'm also on holiday and will probably need the three days.
     
  9. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    Ok. This debate is according to Standard Rules, but with a three day limit on posts.

    See the [thread=76021]Debate[/thread] and [thread=76023]Discussion[/thread] threads related to this debate.
     
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