In Australia, light vs. dark mostly excludes blacks of African descent. The white ruling class saves the bulk of its discrimination for its own version of “black” people, indigenous Australians. Some also target Asians, people from the Middle East (especially those of Lebanese descent, a significant ethnic minority di…
I’ll never forget the phone call my Australian boyfriend received from his mother, who was outraged that her son was gay and living halfway around the world with a man.
“We’ve donated your education trust money” she said, “to a charity, specifying that it be used for tuition for non-aboriginal, non-Asian Australians.”