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I am an Aboriginal woman, and my people are hurting : Comments

By Samantha Cooper, published 4/6/2020

Reconciliation Week is exhausting at the best of times. Now more than ever, we are bombarded with tidal waves of racism and ignorance.

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When poor whites in our communities, need to tell porkies and claim aboriginal ancestry to access critical services for themselves and their families; all the problems are not over on the side of Aboriginals.

This country above most, invest huge resources into Aboriginal welfare, tailored towards their special needs. Poor whites are hanging onto their shirt tails to survive.
Your are actually doing better than most.

There needs to be an updated view from Aboriginals which recognises the investment into its life and culture, in the modern age.

Museums and art galleries are shop front adorned with aboriginal artefacts and heritage memorabilia which spills out onto our streets in mast head aboriginall flags, given prominence.

In my view, it is beyond time Aboriginals took their own responsibilites serously enough to accept that there is actually a need among themselves, for appreciation towards the compromises of the greater society, towards their special interests.

Nothing is perfect. Not for anyone.

Dan
Posted by diver dan, Thursday, 4 June 2020 9:03:43 AM
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diver dan,
That is about the most apt sum-up !
Posted by individual, Thursday, 4 June 2020 9:12:38 AM
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Well, Samantha, you look about as "aboriginal" as I do. And since I am older, and have therefore lived in Australia longer than you, I could probably claim to be more "aboriginal" than you are. The USA once had the infamous "one drop rule" which stated in law, that if any white person had so much as one drop of African blood, they must be regarded as Africans. This was considered by the liberal left as unspeakably racist. But Australia has the "one drop rule" in reverse, where apparently even one drop of aboriginal blood allows you to claim "aboriginality". This gives entitlement to no end of race based government benefits, including being allowed to mine the rivers of gold in the $60 billion "aboriginal" welfare budget.

Strangely though, the liberal left avert their eyes and pretend that they can not recognise that this is racist also.

I see that as an "aboriginal" you have a good unproductive government non job especially reserved for your particular chosen race, where you can actually get paid by Australian taxpayers to go on and on about the racism of white Australian taxpayers, who pay your wages. Nice work if you can get it. And your particular forte is whining about the disproportionate numbers of aboriginal people in jail?

The reason why aboriginal people are disproportionately represented in jails, Samantha, is because they are disproportionately represented in the sort of crimes which get people locked up. Instead of implying that the white race is to blame for aboriginal criminal behaviour (which is racist), perhaps you could put the blame on your own chosen races remarkable inability to obey the law? If aboriginal males resort to traditional violence towards aboriginal females, how is that the white man's fault?

But telling your own chosen race to stop getting paralytic drunk and bashing their wives and girlfriends, and to look after their children so that the cruel white oppressors don't have to "steal" them to feed them, is not going to win you any friends among your activist class of ABC luvvies, is it
Posted by LEGO, Thursday, 4 June 2020 9:17:17 AM
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But it's also important this is not forgotten.

Aboriginals are an ancient culture which is deeply embedded in their DNA.

The last isolated community without previous contact with whites, was rescued from the fall-out zone of Woomera rocket range in the Western desert of SA, in 1964.
http://aiatsis.gov.au/publications/products/cleared-out-first-contact-western-desert/paperback

Dan
Posted by diver dan, Thursday, 4 June 2020 9:43:13 AM
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That young copper put up with a lot of abuse from the Aboriginal moron before he took action, and comparing the death of an African American with anything to do with Australian Aborigines is a shocking insult, to the murdered man, and to Australian police.

And what the hell is an "anti-racist crusader". This person sounds more like a racist crusader, her target being white Australians.

"We are called upon for our time, our energy, our opinions, our stories .". Who called on 'our' time? Who called on this person to give white Australians another monotonous, boring serve of rubbish? People are sick and tired of hearing from a small minority of bludgers and whingers claiming to be Aboriginal. There is absolutely NO parallel between "the US #BlackLivesMatter protests and what is happening in Australia". Nothing is happening in Australia apart from the whining, white-hating noise of aboriginal-identifiers seeking notoriety and handouts.

The Royal Commission found that there was no difference in Aboriginal deaths in custody and those of any other prisoners, but still the lies are repeated.

Absolute racist claptrap. This woman claims to be a "proud" Gumbaynggirr woman. I wonder if the Gumbaynggirr are proud of her and this outburst.
Posted by ttbn, Thursday, 4 June 2020 9:56:33 AM
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Reconciliation is a two-way process. While white Australia must admit to the wrongs of the past in their dealings with and treatment of Aboriginal people, it's essential (if our two cultures are ever to be reconciled) for Aboriginal people to admit to the many undesirable aspects of their current and past culture and to the many fatal interactions they had with early settlers and explorers as well as with their own people.
Posted by Bernie Masters, Thursday, 4 June 2020 11:07:03 AM
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