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Killer cops, racist politicians and culture wars: anti-Indigenous racism today

10:00am Thu 28 Mar

About this session

Australia is a profoundly racist society: police continue to kill Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, land rights are overturned to dig up fossil fuels, the Liberals claim that Indigenous people get “unearned privileges” and that colonisation was “positive”, vigilante racists whip up attacks on Indigenous young people and the gap between Indigenous and non-indigenous people on income, health, education and housing endures. Meanwhile, the Labor party offers only symbolic recognition for Indigenous people, not structural change, and Labor state governments continue to lock up Aboriginal kids. This talk will explain why anti-Indigenous racism is still so common today, and what we can do to fight back against it.

Recommended Reading

Chapter 2 "Indigenous oppression today" from Indigenous Liberation & Socialismby Jordan Humphreys
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