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Five acts of racial discrimination in Australia's history

Written out of Australia's history books for wearing a human rights badge

The gold medallist, Tommie Smith and the bronze medallist John Carlos, Afro Americans caught up in the civil rights movement, asked Norman whether he believed in human rights and whether he believed in God. He answered yes to both questions. The Americans told him they would use the medal presentation to promote their cause, he told them, "I'll stand with you". On the way to the medal ceremony Norman asked the United States rower Paul Hoffman if he could wear the badge he was wearing, a badge that supported the Olympic Project for Human Rights. While Smith and Carlos gave the black power salute, Norman stood on the dais wearing the Olympic Project for Human Rights badge to publicly demonstrate his solidarity with their protest. [node:read-more:link]

Racism is a major driver of First Nations Peoples ill health

When we talk about Aboriginal health, we often talk as if the problem is "Being Aboriginal" - but in reality, "Being Aboriginal" is a marker for having experienced racism, discrimination, colonisation and genocide.

Families who need help get their children plunged into out-of-culture foster care

Interview with Frank Hytten on a better future for Indigenous children

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