ABC news presenter Jeremy Fernandez says racism in Sydney is alive and well after copping racial abuse in front of his young daughter on a bus. 
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8 Feb 2013 - 4:20 PM  UPDATED 27 Feb 2015 - 5:01 PM

ABC news presenter Jeremy Fernandez says racism in Sydney is alive and well after copping racial abuse in front of his young daughter on a bus.

Fernandez tweeted on Friday morning that he was "called a black c**t & told to go back to my country" in a 15-minute rant from a female passenger on a Sydney bus.

"Anyone who says racism is dying is well and truly mistaken. Coppef (sic) 15 mins of racial abuse. Bus driver said 'your fault for not moving)," he tweeted.

"Just had my own Rosa Parks moment: Kept my seat on a #Sydney Bus after being called a black c**t & told to go back to my country.

"It's a sad thing when a coloured man in 2013 has to show his kid how to hold their nerve in the face of racist taunts."

He said his young daughter was travelling with him on the bus at the time he copped the racist spray.

"Worst thing is- i had my 2yo daughter with me. She had her primary school aged kids with her. All heard every word of her racist rant," he tweeted.

An ABC spokeswoman said Fernandez was particularly appalled the racist comments had been made in the presence of his daughter.

The incident comes after a French tourist and her friends were racially abused on a bus in Melbourne in November last year.

The woman was abused by five angry passengers for singing on the bus in French and allegedly told to "speak English or die".

Listen: Jeremy Fernandez speaks to ABC Radio about the incident.