Ferguson, what the hell does it have to do with Australia

So if you can get your head around the Ferguson incident and the outrage. and let’s be honest the whole world should be outraged at an innocent unarmed black teenager being shot. His parents didn’t believe the story and neither did anyone else except the white judicial system that found him clear of all allegations. Police knew their would be protests, hey they had  protests at the coroners hearing. the police went over board calling the national guard and the army they were ready to turn a protest into a riot. That’s my opinion. They were at the ready again when the judiciary handed down their decision. The family of Michael Brown called for calm asked for peaceful protests. Churches and organisations had set up safe houses. But the Police fired the first shot with tear gas into the crowds.




Very few media outlets showed the Blacks and the Whites working together, and the gangs dropping all rivalry to work towards the understanding of what happened and listening to the words of the Brown family. But that doesn’t make good news.

Australian media were describing it as “Race riots” but looking at the footage there seemed to be a lot of white people in those crowds. Australians felt they had a right to condemn the US over the handling of the matter. Commentators saying it wouldn’t happen here. Well yeah it wouldn’t because most Australians don’t give a damn about Aboriginal deaths in custody. Recently we have had 4 deaths in custody and where was the outrage. Demonstrators at the G 20 Burnt the Australian flag and some effigies over this matter. But more people were annoyed they could burn the flag, than the lives of Australians, because they were not White Australians.

Wake up to yourselves We don’t have the racial violence here because Aboriginal people are caring. We have the fire in the belly, we don’t have the numbers but we are trying to work with to be accepted. We have to work twice as hard to get the recognition and then when we do something great. Well white people some how take the glory, they found the person and recognised their talent. They nurtured them. Yep they do everything But give us the kudos for our achievements.

But back to Ferguson for the moment if we weren’t so caught up in the death of one sports man we would have heard that the police office who murdered in cold blood Michael Brown, say that he had no problem with it. His conscience was clear. Then he next quit the force so he has full entitlements and got away with murder. All while Australia was judging, wrongfully reporting stories and turning a blind eye.

Wake up Australia realise you have a problem and its called racism, its cause is stupidity but it is curable. So please don’t judge other countries when we are on the bottom of the UN list for treating its First Peoples. We have the Highest incarceration rates for the lowest crimes and the highest suicide rates. So now please tell me this is the lucky country


About proudblacksista

An Aboriginal woman. mother of 4 diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour 7 years ago.I want to share my story to help others. I am working to help other Aboriginal people face the battles of Cancer. Email me with your stories or concerns at aboriginalcancer.com View all posts by proudblacksista

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