This #thread should be read by every non-Indigenous researcher
I do question the use of the phrase casual racism. What is casual about it? For whom is it casual? Definitely not for those on the receiving end I can attest to that from my own experiences
I need to have a talk about Indigenous research, Indigenous-led research, research about or with Indigenous ppl & where non-Indigenous ppl fit within them. I’m seeing more & more non-Indigenous ppl leading Indigenous projects at my institution #AcademicTwitter #BlackintheIvory
It is such a simple *hot take* by the media to quote elites saying that Indigenous incarceration is high because blackfullas commit more serious crimes!
Stop feeding a toxic narrative!
The Indigenous incarceration is high because, SYSTEMIC RACISM!
A note to organizations considering anti-racism work:
When whiteness is centered, we center what whiteness is willing to change. When Black & Indigenous folks are centered, we center our potential, our rights, & our strengths.
Only one of these approaches will lead to change.
It’s no accident that Blak Australia has survived the pandemic so well. Survival is what we do. Powerful pice by my sista #melissalucashenko ⬛️🟨🟥 #Covid_19 https://t.co/lE8BsuEEt4
Indigenous kids do not have the brain maturity, or Impulse control at 10 or 14 that they may have at say 25. And absolutely No Indigenous child should experience Incarceration while they are children still in development. #FreeMyPeople
Paul Keating Redfern Speech (1992)
“We took the traditional lands and smashed the traditional way of life. We brought the diseases. The alcohol.
We committed the murders.
We took the children from their mothers.
We practised discrimination and exclusion.”
Why is the government leaving the problem of solving poisoned water to a teenager? Why elect government if they're unwilling to ensure clean drinking water? A government that fails to care for its people has no leadership mandate https://t.co/XeiKANWMkD
The Black Lives Matter movement has gained momentum in Australia, bringing to the forefront the fact that, in the almost 30 years since the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody, 439 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have died in custody.