Go Back   AFA Forums > Science, Logic and Reason > Humanities/Social Sciences

Humanities/Social Sciences Philosophy, History, Politics etc

Thread Tools
Old 28th May 2017, 05:48 PM
The Irreverent Mr Black's Avatar
The Irreverent Mr Black The Irreverent Mr Black is offline
Endorses the use of condoms with eyeholes.
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Toontown
Posts: 5,774
Default Australian Indigenous People: Not Stolen - The Hidden

ABC Linky

I am one of the lost. We weren't stolen. We hid.

You can't blame anyone. It was a survival impulse. I am surrounded by families who did the same.

Every town I go to has shadows. I know the names of our people and their histories and everywhere I go I find people in hiding from their ancestors.

It fills me with sadness that they choose to ignore the heroes in their families.

They are not cowards, not malicious, someone in the past decided they were white enough to get away with it, so they hid.

Today things are different not a lot different, but today you can survive in Australia with a black past.

Everywhere you look in our family there is the black trace. In every family branch there is the contact, and yet the reflex for most is to remain in hiding.

I think it is sad not to know the full richness of the family story. It's a messy, troubled story, but it's ours, and the only one we have.

You cannot blame anyone, think less of them it's just how Australia has confected its history.

Like fairy floss. Pink and innocent.
Much more at linky.

If you run into an asshole in the morning, you ran into an asshole.
If you run into assholes all day, maybe you're the asshole." - Raylan Givens

Reply With Quote
Like knowledge is power, wadaye liked this post


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT +11. The time now is 06:19 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.