‘Australians need to acknowledge the two centuries of “dispossession, injustice and suffering” faced by my ancestors.
“We are in so many respects the envy of the world,But I stand here with my ancestors and the view looks very different.
“Every time we are lured into the light, we are mugged by the darkness of this country’s history,”
“My people die young in this country,”
“We die 10 years younger than the average Australian, and we are far from free. We are fewer than 3 per cent of the Australian population and yet we are 25 per cent — a quarter of those Australians locked up in our prisons.
“And if you’re a juvenile it is worse, it is 50 per cent. An Indigenous child is more likely to be locked up in prison than they are to finish high school.”
Indigenous journalist Stan Grant has declared racism is “killing the Australian…
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