“There’s an extremely strong undercurrent of racism in Australia, although, on the evidence, mainstream rather than undercurrent is probably more accurate.” “The fact that politicians , police etc are afraid to call it what it is, suggests that a majority of Australians do not class this behaviour as racist and will vote anyone out who calls it racism.”
Charlie Pickering: "I know nothing about racism in Australia."
"For decades upon decades upon decades upon decades, indigenous Australians lived in a land, their land, where in the eyes of the law they were literally classed as animals. And I know that goes some way to explaining why calling someone an ape is more than just a bit of juvenile name calling". Charlie Pickering.
Aboriginal actor from the show Redfern Now, Alec Doomadge, is labeling his recent incident with the Australian airline, Qantas "What Racism in Australia Looks Like”. Get the full story here: http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/qantas-stops-aboriginal-actor-alec-doomadgee-from-carrying-boomerangs-on-plane-20150817-gj19h8.html #RedfernNow #VibrantTV #CeremonialBoomerangs
Real, by Aboriginal writer and performer Steven Oliver. A powerful poem confronting Australia racism, delivered at the 2015 National NAIDOC Ball in Adelaide,...
We Are Not Born Racist “Racism is born at home.” The idea behind this poster was the ongoing issue of racism in Australia, either actual or perceived. Most racism is learned at home, so the aim of this poster was to highlight that we need to adjust our attitudes, and take a look at our own actions and what we pass on to our family and friends to help create a more accepting society.
Charlie Pickering: "Self-esteem should be taught as a basic skill."