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.
But Australia is so great and cool and stuff >_>
This all changed. Shit like this no longer happens because the Australian society has moved on and lived past this bullshit.
^ Just about 3 years ago if I’m not mistaken, there were a long string of incidents targeting Indians in Australia. They went as far as burning down a Gurdwara which is a holy temple for Sikhs. Indians were set on fire, assaulted, even murdered. These weren’t just adults being tortured.. but students as well. So don’t say this kind of shit doesn’t happen anymore because clearly it does.
This post if about aboriginals mate. I know for a fact that many racial groups suffer from daily discrimination, but the governement does actually try to help australian natives. All i was saying was that aboriginals dont go throught this crap anymore and are obviously no longer labelled as animals. If you feel the need to comment, then please don’t jump the fucking gun before reading the whole post… in other words don’t jump to conclusions.
I swear I learn more about world history on tumblr than I do anywhere else….
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