Tasmania's monoculture

Jacob Proffitt Jacob at Proffitt.com
Sat Nov 8 00:05:00 EST 2003

On Sat, 8 Nov 2003 15:15:16 +1100, Sally Odgers wrote:
> After Anita and others mentioned this, I sort of wondered if I'd
> been going round with blinkers on. Therefore, I kept my eyes open
> specifically when I went into the city (Devonport) yesterday. I was
> there for three hours, in the PO, the library, the supermarket, car
> park, shops and cafe. I saw - one brownish person (maybe Middle
> Eastern) in the supermarket and one very dark person who had just
> got off the interstate ferry (spotted him as we stopped at the
> traffic lights on the way home). Aside from that - monoculture.

That's not monoculture.  Monoracial maybe.  People do that all the time--equate race with culture.  While it *can* work out that way, it by no means has to and might actually be a kind of prejudice to assume so.

Jacob Proffitt

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