18 September baby!
So in case you missed the memo, I’ll be off to the States again in less than 5 days where I shall be unicorning around like a mofo!
I’ll have NYC Pirate Con again (and it seems I have misplaced my Lady Wenchington outfit bar the hat so I’ll have to prioritise buying that when I hit the ground), my birthday (YAY!!!), epic catch ups with friends from both the States and Australia…
Yes, I’ve finally got it. Fatigue from yet another round of blackface popping up in Australia and me trying to explain to uneducated and arrogant white people (this time young people from the Gold Coast that I will refer to as kids or children because of their immature behaviour).
So yesterday I got a text from one of my tiddas alerting me to something on instagram I had to see, that being, an…
I’ve been thinking about the divergence or lack of solidarity that exists in the States and Canada (aka Turtle Island) between historically “black” people (primarily African-Americans) and Indigenous/native for a while now.
Like the whole concept of lateral violence, something I attempt to not adopt in my own existence, the idea of two groups of people that had historically been oppressed, killed…
If you read this blog you’ll know that I fucking love the shit out of Olivia A Cole…
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The following is the text of my email to S18Cconsultation@ag.gov.au. While I doubt Brandis will take any of the submissions on board, I still had to write in.
Maybe my thoughts will assist you in writing your own email…..
To Whom It May Concern
I am writing to formally lodge my complaint with the proposed amendments to the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth) as outlined in the Attorney-General’s media release dated 25 March 2014.
As a individual having undertaken a Bachelor of Laws and a graduate diploma of Legal Practice with a predominant focus on human rights, I can see that the changes that have been outlined can and will be exploited to the detriment of minority peoples, i.e. those that the Act seeks to protect, by both the ignorant and the hateful members of our society.
It is my belief that we should not let the myth of blanketed freedom of speech (that we have inherited from our adoration of the United States) come at the cost of those in our society that are least equipped to be able to assert their rights and defend themselves under other areas of law (that in and of themselves are quite limited in terms of the ability to redress a situation) like defamation.
As a voting citizen, a tax payer, a lawyer and a woman who is a proud Aboriginal person who seeks to create a future where I can have children who will have all of the protections that our legislature can and should afford, I urge you not to move forward with any amendments to the Racial Discrimination Act, let alone those that have been proposed.
If you would like further information on my arguments against this decision, please don’t hesitate in contacting me on 04XX XXX XXX.
It never rains and then it pours apparently (at least it does today on this blog).
I’ve been wanting to write for a while about the dissection of Black and Indigenous/Native politics that I seemed to pick up on when I was travelling in the United States and Canada (also known as Turtle Island by the first peoples of those colonised countries).