Racial discrimination evenly spread across urban and rural Australia

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In the past fortnight, two separate stories of racial discrimination in regional Australia have made headlines. In regional New South Wales, a Harvard-trained doctor was asked if she was a prostitute when she went to check into a motel.

And in Queensland, a Palestinian-Christian man said he was constantly racially profiled during the 18 months he lived in Rockhampton for a university teaching job. Experts say there used to be an assumption that there was an urban/country divide in racist attitudes. But does regional Australia have a racism problem that’s different from the major cities?

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