This week is Indigenous Round in the AFL, where games are spent acknowledging the remarkable contribution Aboriginals have made to our national game. While many discussions are being had, a transparent contradiction between the AFL’s states belief in equality and Aboriginal exceptionalism, is seldom raised. Every year, the AFL jumps on every single ‘equality’ cause… Continue reading Aboriginal exceptionalism or equality: which principle shall the AFL choose?
In high school, our teachers used ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ and Missisippi Burning to sneer at America’s long standing problems with race, particularly in regards to its large African American population. But mere decades into Australia’s far smaller African experiment, the elitism, denial and finger- pointing is gone, in place of concerns for real problems… Continue reading African truancy on a par with Indigenous Australians
Amid surging farm attacks and ‘Kill the Boer’ rhetoric, South Africa’s parliament recently took anti- white politics to the next level, in voting for a motion to take white owned land without compensation. Obvious takeaways include that South Africa will soon take the path of Zimbabwe: an African breadbasket turned downtrodden, aid- dependant abyss. And… Continue reading South Africa votes to take white owned land without compensation
10 years has passed since then Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s famous apology for the ‘Stolen Generations.’ While Rudd’s grounds for apology were dubious, and it remains unclear if Indigenous ‘Stolen Generations’ ever occurred, these areas have been previously covered here and here. Apart from anything else, Rudd’s apology was seen as the ultimate step towards… Continue reading A time for hard truths
When an honest, intelligent research is undertook, one will find that race is not everything, but is NOT nothing. This contravenes conventional wisdom that race goes only skin deep. And I certainly fell back on this cliche when first confronted with the difficult truth. Nevertheless, upon the culmination of a truth- oriented research, I will… Continue reading Race is not everything, but is NOT nothing
President Trump recently caused a furore by allegedly referring to Haiti and African countries as ‘shitholes.’ But despite media condemnations/ obfuscations in both Left and Right wing media circles, is he wrong? I can hardly imagine these critics would voluntarily trade in their cosy Western life for Haiti. And for all the celebrities who swore they would leave the United… Continue reading The implications of Shitholegate