Assimilationists are the real exclusionists of Australian history. They actually stop people from assimilating.
And this is, paradoxically, what they desire — deep down. They scare people off. They drive them away. They make them hide. They force them to live outside mainstream society. And having done that, they then start telling the very people whom they’ve excluded that they are living in ghettos and that their problem is that they are not assimilated enough.
This article by Ghassan Hage on New Matilda is so good I just had to link to it.