Assimilation & Oppression

Racism makes me sick

Any type of stress can impact health, but none may be quite as toxic as the tension and anxiety people experience when they fear that they will be discriminated against, reveals a study in the USA

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Rally plan to protest site demolition

The First Nation Swan Valley community was closed down amid allegations of violence and abuse, but many residents want to return because they don't feel safe in government housing ... not to mention the cultural wealth and self determination value.

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Australia Perpetuates Cultural Genocide Through Forced Removal of First Nations children

Prior to the late 1990s, Aborigine children were widely regarded as "morally deficient," explains the "Bringing Them Home" report, and the government perpetuated the belief that they were helping disadvantaged children at risk in their own communities by adopting them into white families or government institutions.

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Government racism razes Swan Valley Nyungah Community

Australian Child Protection Accused of Repeating Sins of 'Stolen Generations'

Critics argue that assessments of neglect often fail to take Aboriginal culture into consideration.
 
"The classic example is the way Aboriginal children are raised not just by a nuclear family but collectively by grandparents, uncles and neighbors," says Paddy Gibson. "Just because Aboriginal kids are on the streets at night doesn't mean they aren't being watched." He said a lot of FaCS decisions are opinions based on hearsay or the assumption of neglect.

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