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What colonialism has perpetrated and the activists fighting back
By tigtog on September 28, 2011
… with respect to statements made by the serial trollumnist in published articles from 2009/2010 questioning whether the Aboriginality of certain pale-skinned indigenous people was genuine…”contained errors of fact, distortions of the truth and inflammatory and provocative language”
By blue milk on September 24, 2011
I recently read Chloe Hooper’s The Tall Man, upon which this documentary is based and it’s a terrific read. (You can get a taste of it here). Kinda like Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood in terms of genre, but a lot more political. Although the politics isn’t clobbering, so don’t be afraid of the politics. [...]
By Mindy on May 20, 2011
Great post from Racialicious on Slut Walk.
Posted in gender & feminism, history, indigenous, language, law & order, Life, media, social justice, violence | Tagged activism/charity, sexuality and health, Slutwalk, social change, Women of colour | 27 Responses
By tigtog on November 16, 2010
Dr Sykes (although she had not yet even begun her PhD) was the first woman I ever saw referred to as an activist on the TV news, when she was arrested in 1972 as the police overran the Aboriginal Tent Embassy outside Parliament House in Canberra. There will be no picture of her here now that she is deceased.
By blue milk on September 8, 2010
No, me neither. Until Crikey. As Bob Gosford points out, when hundreds of Aboriginal men get together we’re just not interested in reporting on them unless they’re doing something bad.
By tigtog on July 7, 2010
The artwork depicts an Aboriginal mother who is an ‘unsung hero’ leading her children through example, showing that actions can speak louder than words.
By Lauredhel on January 23, 2010
Via baby_elvis, this ice-dancing routine. From the news: Russian world ice-skating champions Oksana Domnina and Maxim Shabalin have danced around the controversy surrounding their Aboriginal-themed routine, insisting they will still use it at the Winter Olympics. Aboriginal elders say the pair’s two-and-a-half minute routine causes serious cultural offence. But Domnina and Shabalin, favourites to win [...]
By Lauredhel on January 11, 2010
So, in case you haven’t been following along, there has been talk for quite some time about closing the Uluru climb. A whole lot of tourists, despite being educated about the issues the Anangu people have with the climb of this sacred site, choose to do it anyway. And they piss up there, and shit [...]
By tigtog on November 16, 2009
The worst thing is the racial subtext to this whole thing. Indigenous children are vastly overrepresented in gaols.
By Lauredhel on November 12, 2009
What’s grinding my gears today: WA Today: Poor parenting alarms schools Education Minister Julia Gillard has acknowledged that poor parenting is placing a heavy burden on schools and has promised principals she will give them more support to tackle violence, bullying and behavioural problems. [...] Gary Quinn, the principal of Dalyellup College in Western Australia, [...]
Posted in education, gender & feminism, indigenous, law & order, violence | Tagged accessibility, australia, bullies, bullying, children, darwin, disability, discrimination, domestic violence, inaccessibility, Julia Gillard, race & racism, school, violence against women | 1 Response
By Lauredhel on October 5, 2009
After seeing the camping strips in Calvin & Hobbes, the Lad wanted me to look into local Cub Scouts. Y’all know I’m not too keen on the theist and heterosexist (and etc) aspects of Scouts, but I went to have a look at the webpage anyhow. And saw this. (Emphasis is mine.) Cub Scout adult [...]
By Lauredhel on September 26, 2009
Another thing that’s not satire? A racist “Nigel the Crazy Noonga” ‘comedy’ routine, in which a Perth student ‘pranked’ businesses by putting on an Aboriginal English accent and acting in a stereotypical manner. This bigoted wannabe has developed a certain following amongst vapid white-supremacist youth, and should be a great warmup act for the next [...]