Tag: Recognize Racism

There’s no excuse for justifying the racist attitudes that plague Australia | Luke Pearson | Opinion | The Guardian

Protesters block a bus carrying Q society supporters from leaving a pick up stop in Melbourne, 10 February 2017.

Just that in itself was significant in many ways. Australia doesn’t really like to acknowledge our white supremacy outside of Nazis, skinheads or the KKK, and even then there’s still plenty of media people who will call them “far-right activists” or even just “concerned citizens”. So to acknowledge that our governing party voted in favour of a white supremacist slogan was a pretty big deal for those of us who watch how Australian media all too readily ignore overtones of white supremacy.

So, in 2019 there are even less excuses for justifying the dehumanising and racist attitudes that plague Australia. There is no reason not to name white supremacist beliefs as such, whether they are coming from the fringes or from the Senate.

via There’s no excuse for justifying the racist attitudes that plague Australia | Luke Pearson | Opinion | The Guardian