You have no right to be a bigot. #100daysofblogging #Day65

David Pope CartoonToday the ‘right to be a bigot’, as the pompous George Brandis put it, was rebuffed by his own party.

The Liberal Party halted attempts to repeal Section 18 C of the Racial Discrimination Act, after a poll revealed more than 76% of Australian’s were opposed to the repeal.

It’s certainly a win for community campaigning, but to what extent is this a victory?

If we have to fight this hard to preserve the status quot on race issues, is our country really succeeding at all? Continue reading You have no right to be a bigot. #100daysofblogging #Day65

RIP Gavin Jones – I didn’t even know you. #100daysofblogging #Day43

Gavin Jones
Image Credit: Deadly Vibe

Before this morning I did not even know of Gavin Jones.

A  truth which is reflective of a reality Gavin dedicated his life to changing.

A reality in which figures of Indigenous excellence are routinely ignored and denied a voice by the vast majority of the white population and our institutions.

If we take away sports figures and artists, how many positive Indigenous role models or historical figures can you name? The honest answer is not enough.

It is clear Gavin was a man with vision, which is reflected in the Vision & Mission Statement of Deadly Vibe the company he founded:

Support all Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islander people in reaching their full potential by providing positive imagery, identifiable role models and quality media to improve community and quality of life.

A great and honourable goal.  Continue reading RIP Gavin Jones – I didn’t even know you. #100daysofblogging #Day43