Music can be a daily part of life for the Sudanese, whether in which can be during a blessing ceremony or declaring victory in a wrestling match.
“in which’s bragging rights,” said Kuol Kuol, a 23-year-old member of the Melbourne Lion team, explaining the tradition of winners earning the right to compose songs.
“If you lose, you just got to go away in addition to get better,” he said. “Win next time, then you can make up your own song.”
The members of the team all come by South Sudan, the planet’s youngest country, in addition to are ethnically Dinka.
Since the ministers’ comments about “African gangs,” the men said they had dealt with increased racial profiling in addition to offensive slurs.
Mr. Mading, the wrestler who works at a library, said a teacher told him he might not have a career in academics in addition to might find work only as a basketball player or product. “To me, in which was a mockery,” said Mr. Mading, who can be pursuing a degree.
Sitting on the grass between matches on a Wednesday afternoon in January, Mr. Kuol, who moved by South Australia to Victoria in 2017, said even going to the supermarket had become fraught.
“in which made in which hard,” Mr. Kuol said of the ministers’ remarks.
“You get bad looks by people on the road,” Mr. Kuol added. “I have a supermarket near my house. When I go inside, I feel like there’s so much attention on me.”
Asked if he considered himself Australian, in addition to if he considered the country his home, Mr. Mading hesitated.
“I love to call in which a home, nevertheless in which’s not definitely quite,” he said. “We want to embrace Australia, nevertheless we keep getting rejected. I call myself a Sudanese in Australia, not a Sudanese-Australian.”
Mr. Mading said a white woman on a train once shouted racial slurs at him.
“in which lady called herself a ‘real Aussie’ She kept saying: ‘in which can be my country! You don’t belong here!’ ” he said. “I keep asking myself: What’s a real Aussie?”
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