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Written out of Australia's history books for wearing a human rights badge

The gold medallist, Tommie Smith and the bronze medallist John Carlos, Afro Americans caught up in the civil rights movement, asked Norman whether he believed in human rights and whether he believed in God. He answered yes to both questions. The Americans told him they would use the medal presentation to promote their cause, he told them, "I'll stand with you". On the way to the medal ceremony Norman asked the United States rower Paul Hoffman if he could wear the badge he was wearing, a badge that supported the Olympic Project for Human Rights. While Smith and Carlos gave the black power salute, Norman stood on the dais wearing the Olympic Project for Human Rights badge to publicly demonstrate his solidarity with their protest. Read more about Written out of Australia's history books for wearing a human rights badge

Racism is a major driver of First Nations Peoples ill health

When we talk about Aboriginal health, we often talk as if the problem is "Being Aboriginal" - but in reality, "Being Aboriginal" is a marker for having experienced racism, discrimination, colonisation and genocide.

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How governments have tricked us over the Northern Territory Intervention

Prime Minister laps up welcome but breaks funding promise

White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack

I think whites are carefully taught not to recognize white privilege, as males are taught not to recognize male privilege. The author of this article sees white privilege as an invisible package of unearned assets that can be cashed in each day. White privilege is like an invisible weightless knapsack of special provisions, maps, passports, codebooks, visas, clothes, tools, and blank checks

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