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Confirmation of one’s Aboriginality: Another insidious form of racism

rosemary with_dear_friendI was watching the SBS show "Insight" on Aboriginality the other week and I was taken aback at how hard it was for one of the panel, Dallas Scott, to get his community to issue him with a Confirmation of Aboriginality document. Mr Scott was the only one on the panel who "looked" like an Aboriginal person. His physicality proclaimed him an Aboriginal man, and after the show ended, I...

 

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