Except, from my reading at least, no one is kicking up a fuss at the 'black and blue' label - it's the fact that the nursery decided to link it with domestic violence by changing the name for the sake of 'humour'.
To clarify what I said: the media/non indigenous people in Australia would not (in my experience) refer to them as 'black'. I think it is an entirely different matter as to what groups call themselves. My point was, that for an American audience especially, I think this headline means something different. Given the… Read more
I think my issue here is more to do with the blurring of the lines between an 'indigenous' and 'black' as someone who is external to the group. That is (and I am genuinely asking, so please let me know!) for all that indigenous people call themselves 'black', should non indigenous people do the same? I can safely say… Read more
Absolutely. Definitely deserving of the attention it's getting.
Just to clarify: these women are Aborigines; in Australia, we would not refer to them as 'black'. (Obviously, their skin colour is highly relevant to this discussion, but I just found it a bit odd, in that at least for me, the two terms imply different minority groups). Would love to be better educated on this if… Read more
Probably! In retrospect we're just lucky we didn't suddenly have multiple rabbits running around...
Ugh, I know. Where I live, the radio stations are all talking about the footballer who has just been charged with rape. In the 15 minutes I could stand to listen, there was not ONE mention of the victim. It was literally all about how this would affect his career, and the best way he could go about mitigating it. I… Read more