"Don’t wear a hoodie if you don’t want to be mistaken for a criminal and shot."
"Don’t get drunk at a party if you don’t want to be sexually assaulted."
"Don’t argue with a cop if you don’t want to get killed."
"Don’t walk home by yourself if you don’t want to get raped."
Victim blaming 101: Everyone should live in fear from ever doing anything.
*KICKS OPEN YOUR DOOR*
THROUGHOUT THE 50’S AND 60’S (AND EVEN THE EARLY 70’S) ABORIGINAL PEOPLE WERE LEGALLY ANIMALS, THEY COULD NOT VOTE, THEY WERE PUT DOWN IN THE CENSUS AS BELONGING TO THE LAND OWNER THEY WORKED FOR.
HALF ABORIGINAL CHILDREN WERE TAKEN AWAY FROM THEIR FAMILIES AND TAUGHT “CIVILISED WAYS” RIGHT UP UNTIL THE 70’S.
ABORIGINALS WERE NOT ALLOWED TO MARRY OTHER ABORIGINALS, THIS WAS IN THE HOPES THAT THEIR GENETICS WOULD BE “BRED OUT”.
Australia has a dark fucking history and it took until 2007 for it to be acknowledged, with “sorry day”.
In many places in Australia, Aboriginal people are still treated like scum.
At the beginning of school assemblies, there is an acknowledgement of traditional land owners. If it weren’t for that, very few non local-aboriginal children would be aware of the tribe which originally lived in their area.
Please take a minute to generally know what’s going on in Pakistan right now.
On August 14th, Pakistan’s Independence Day, peaceful demonstrators started a march for the capital in opposition to the current prime minister. Now 17 days in to their peaceful sit in at the prime minister’s house civilians are being attacked and brutalized by the military.
They are being shot with rubber bullets, tear gas, and shells. Women and children are on the frontline, joined by lower and middle class citizens. It’s not rebels or bad people, its teachers, craftsmen, doctors.
It is hardly being reported on international media, but a peaceful protest in a democratic country is being met with such hard violence sanctioned by its military, and that’s a very very scary thing.
Headlines are making it sound like it is an equal clash, but these are UNARMED CIVILIANS, who are exercising their human right to oppose injustice. They want the current president Nawaz Sharif to resign, and are being attacked for it. Tensions in Pakistan are the direct result of the upper class elite and misuse of power by the military declaring a state of emergency to bypass laws and impose curfew on its citizens, by any force necessary.
White peoples’ definition of racism is hurt feelings, instead of what it actually is, and that’s systematic destruction of an ethnic group. Understand that, and then you’ll understand why racism doesn’t “go both ways”.