I just really want to get this straight, okay.
When describing or talking about Indigenous Australians, please avoid using:
- Other very obvious racist terms that I feel I don’t need to mention here.
These words have racist and negative connotations…
Jobs just for Indigenous Australians are not affirmative action. Accepting work as a professional Aborigine is racism by another name.
lmao the tag “someone has put my thoughts that i’m not allowed to have because i’m white into words”
like here’s the thing hotsauce.
the point that the author and, apparently, you, choose to miss is that there are indigenous people who don’t have the privileges we have of internet access, proximity to the wild and free job market, abundant accessible education and training opportunities etc. and those people are the people that need a foothold into said wild and free job market with indigenous-designated jobs. there’s also cultural sensitivity issues that are theoretically addressed by indigenous-only jobs.
the idea that indigenous-only designations take jobs away from the pool of dedicated, talented, skilled applicants isn’t true - the people who are all too glad to fuck with the system for easy money and then later hold themselves up as an example of it being broken are the problem. those are the people literally taking jobs that should go to talented, skilled, dedicated applicants.
like you feel like you’re taking the job from someone more deserving? then fucking move on, don’t hang onto the position just so’s you can write bullshit articles declaring a system which you took advantage of to be a write-off. professional fuckin aborigine. “I used to identify as Aboriginal”. it must be nice to be able to so cast off like that so neatly.
& you? you don’t look magically not racist because you’re using someone else’s words. you’re bullshit.
I know violence isn’t the answer, but then their are people who burn the proof of Aboriginality and others who use this same BS to be blatantly racist!
‘That was the story of Vincent Lingairri but this is the story of something much more. How power and privilege can not move a people, who know where they stand and stand in the law.’
I’ve been writing a 1500 word essay about Indigenous Rights and Aboriginal Activism throughout Australia’s history today. So proud to know that these are my brothers and sisters!
So moved by what Indigenous political activists like Charles Perkins and Noel Pearson have done in regards to achieving native title, land rights, equality and constitutional recognition in our past.
Please don’t put Noel Pearson any where near Charles Perkins or Vincent Lingairri… unless you can actually point out the good that he has done.
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Aboriginals had the continent to themselves for 50,000 years. Today they make up less than 3 percent of the population, and their traditional lifestyle is disappearing. Almost. In the homelands the ancient ways live on.
1. Traditional lifestyle is not disappearing. Aboriginal groups are fucking adapting. Urban indigenous people and their relevant historical traditions are undergoing reclamation and reconstruction and all those other re-words all the time.
2. fucking homelands do you mean? our homelands are everywhere in this country. OUR HOMELANDS ARE EVERYWHERE.
3. you spelt that wrong, it’s ~ancient ways~
king-of-the-woodland-fandoms asked: Do you actually believe that Aboriginal people are "oppressed."
Simple Answer to a very loaded question… YES! A quick look at the government policies for indigenous people today would hopefully bring you to a similar conclusion!