Does Marginalization Cause Bullying?

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If Australia is the ‘Lucky Country’ then why is 40% of the migrants that come here leaving shortly after. According to Mary Doe from
News Org Australia Network “The number of former migrants leaving the country has doubled in just over a decade to 48,000 and last year made up more than half of all Australians moving overseas.” Is this because of marginalisation or something else?

Marginalisation is something that is causing bullying, bashings and even death and it is all happening in our backyards of the so-called ‘Lucky Country’ we call Australia. Marginalisation is awful yet people continue to contribute to the cause, and what for? Is it really something to be proud of? Encouraged?

There is a quote spoken by Atticus Finch, in Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. That really relates to marginalisation; it starts of with "You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... Until you climb into his skin and walk around in it." This translates to putting yourself in that person’s perspective of their life and how they are being treated to be able to fully understand them.

In Sally Morgan’s autobiography ‘My Place’ she details her time spent as a slave and her quest for information of her family's history and the fact that she has grown-up up under false pretences. In the book she states that “I was black, I was a servant” not only is this heart wrenching but it represents that she was nothing but a servant for just being

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