Covering black deaths in Australia led me to a breakdown, but that’s the position this country puts Aboriginal journalists in – ABC News

Journalist Allan Clarke

Back to the couch in Paris and Facebook, I scrolled through the comments on the George Floyd video, bracing myself for what would inevitably come next.

And just as predictable as the injustices we suffer every day, there was the inevitable comment.

“I’m white and I work hard and I’m better than dirty f*****g black people. And if I had the opportunity I’d step on a coon’s neck and kill them too.”

Some things just never change.

Australia, we can do better and we must do better.

I tried but for now, I’m taking a break.

via Covering black deaths in Australia led me to a breakdown, but that’s the position this country puts Aboriginal journalists in – ABC News

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