Indigenous Australians must tell the truth, so don’t ask us for fairytales

Adam Goodes, who spoke out against racism - and endured a racist backlash.

Welcome to Australia the man above wasn’t (ODT

It is a question I am often asked. It is as though Australians can’t deal with the truth. They need a bedtime story, a happily-ever-after.

But where is the happily-ever-after for a people who die 10 years younger than other Australians? When you are among the most imprisoned people on Earth? When you have the country’s worst health, employment and education outcomes, where is the good news?

Yes, individuals – myself included – can do well. But don’t let that fool you. Adam Goodes did well and was still laid low.

via Indigenous Australians must tell the truth, so don’t ask us for fairytales

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