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The urgent need for Australia to acknowledge it has a race relations problem

White Australia must consider the damage that disregard generates, and understand that from the Aboriginal perspective, white ways are not the only ways, or necessarily the best ways.
 
Many of our survey respondents expressed a willingness to improve the relationship. But so long as white Australia is resistant to Indigenous inclusion on any terms but its own, it’s hard to see how progress can be made.

Why is trachoma blinding Aboriginal children when mainstream Australia eliminated it 100 years ago?

Trachoma disappeared from most of Australia 100 years ago as individual and community hygiene improved
Trachoma disappeared from most of Australia 100 years ago as individual and community hygiene improved.
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Hugh Taylor, Emma Stanford and Fiona Lange 13 September 2016 [node:read-more:link]

Why Being Pro-Black Isn't the Same as Being Anti-White

Why Being Pro-Black Isn't the Same as Being Anti-White

When we have the courage and audacity to reclaim our own humanity, this is how we can heal, this is how we can be better to ourselves and to other people, and this is how we will change the world.

Four Reasons Why Being Pro-Black Isn't the Same as Being Anti-White

 
Wazi Maret Davis Everyday Femenist 16 November 2015 [node:read-more:link]

Why old theories on Indigenous counting just won’t go away

My Australian-educated friends tell me they were taught at school that all Aboriginal people only counted one, two, three, four and 'many' ... there is abundant evidence of complex Aboriginal number systems extending to high numbers.
 
So why do some people believe the generalised view that all Aboriginal people can't count beyond four when there is abundant evidence to the contrary?
 

Governments must stop negatively framing policies aimed at First Nations people

Media reporting and policies almost always focus on what is “wrong” with Indigenous Australians. They look at the problems Indigenous people face compared to non-Indigenous Australians.
 
Current government policy is titled the “Indigenous Advancement Strategy”. But its very name suggests that Aboriginal people are in some way “behind” or “lacking”, needing to be advanced

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