Australia’s history of racism towards Aboriginals is absolutely disgusting.
Until the mid-60s, indigenous Australians came under the Flora And Fauna Act, which classified them as animals, not human beings. This also meant that killing an indigenous Australian meant you weren’t killing a human being, but an animal.
To this day, Australia breaks every code of the Geneva Convention when it comes to indigenous Australians and their human rights. The “public housing” that the government has given them are one-bedroom shacks with no running water, no electricity and no gas, that entire families are forced to live in. These shacks are in communities in the outback, as far away from “civilised” society as possible. Out of sight, out of mind.
Indigenous Australians that live in the city are commonly forced to live in very dangerous and derelict areas that the government gives very little funding towards. Redfern in Sydney is a highly indigenous Australian populated suburb that is rife with crime, unemployment and horrendous living conditions. The government does next to nothing to help these people, either.
Whenever riots have broken out as a result of incredibly low morale, the police and the government are very quick to point all the blame at the indigenous Australians and say that they are the cause of their own problems, rather than looking at what the actual cause is.
Unemployment rates amongst indigenous Australians is astronomical. Crime rates are astronomical. Suicide rates are extremely high within the indigenous Australian community. Death from inadequate living conditions and inadequate health care is common. Brutality towards indigenous Australians is common.
The way many indigenous Australians are forced to live is equivalent to that of what one would expect from a third-world country. Indigenous Australians are considered by the UN to be one of the most horrendously marginalised groups in the world.
And how does the government amend all of this? With a national “Sorry Day”, where white people plant a hand in some designated area of soil as a token of their white guilt, and then continue going about their white privileged day.
On top of that, white people here commonly bitch and complain about how “good” indigenous Australians have it and how “thankful” they ought to be to the white man for improving their quality of life. Meanwhile, indigenous Australians have lost almost all sense of identity and culture because of white colonisation.
What is left of Aboriginal identity and culture has been nearly completely destroyed. And most people in this disgustingly privileged country do not give a single god damn fuck.
Australia is a disgusting country when it comes to racism. I am disgusted by my own country.
This story, although sad, sounds all too familiar.
That is all.
is how being in love feels
petition against black men who refer to olivia pope as a negro bed wench
This scene was improvised, so ludacris’ reaction is genuine and dwayne didn’t have a line after tyrese said his.
Wait does this mean that shade was thrown at Tyrese? Cause I’m always here for that.
To everyone who says a white person ‘cannot know what it is like to be a racial minority.’
When I lived in Nepal, I was a racial minority. When I lived in Japan, I was a racial minority. When I lived in Hong Kong, I was a racial minority. When I lived in Streatham, I was a racial…
Being a statistical minority does not mean white people are not the dominant culture.
See: every colonization and colonial government anywhere.
See: statistics that show that despite being a statistical minority, white people are still hold economic and political power in South Africa.
- Black south Africans are more than 80% of the population but directly control less than 10% of stocks in the Johannesburg Stock market, the vast majority is still controlled by white South Africans who constitute less than 10% of South Africa’s population.
- There are OVER 8 TIMES AS MANY black Africans in South Africa as white people but the size of the “black middle class” (now a little over 4 million, up from 1.7 million in 2004) only JUST passed the size of the white middle class (3 million, up from 2.8 million in 2004)
- Wait, let’s do some math with that last one. Oh that means that 65% OF WHITE SOUTH AFRICANS ARE MIDDLE CLASS WHILE ONLY 12% OF BLACK AFRICANS ARE
- Depending on the statistics you look at, DESPITE BEING OVER 80% OF THE POPULATION, BLACK SOUTH AFRICANS ONLY OWN BETWEEN 13-50% OF THE LAND. Again vast disproportionate ownership by white South Africans.
- White south Africans households earn MORE THAN 6 TIMES AS MUCH as black South African households.
- The wage gap between black and white South Africans is MORE THAN 10 TIMES HIGHER than it is in the US, and white South Africans continue to have tremendous privilege in labor markets JUST FOR BEING WHITE
You really shouldn’t try to play ‘gotcha’ when you don’t even know what you’re talking about.
unlearning problematic behavior is a long ass process
you will fuck up
handle it gracefully.
Forgiving my father is going to be a life-long process, I see.
Three years down, x to go.
Beyoncé, Jay-Z, and Nas celebrate Kanye’s birthday.
Evertime I see this picture, i think Beyonce rullin a blunt
I swear ^^
you know she is
CeCe McDonald, a trans woman of color is in the midst of a 41 month prison sentence for defending herself against a violent, racist and transphobic attack in Minnesota which resulted in the death of one of her attackers. Actress Laverne Cox is portraying an incarcerated trans woman in Orange is the New Black. Through a powerful in prison interview, and investigative filmmaking. This film confronts the issue of transphobia and the culture of violence surrounding trans women of color.
I fuck w/ Laverne even harder now. This is how you use your platform to reach back. This is exactly how.
Also, trans people making docs about trans people?! A+++ So many cis folks do it and leave out actual trans folks all the time.