Comment

The indigenous elephants in the room

By Jack Waterford
Updated April 23 2018 - 1:10pm, first published April 28 2015 - 11:07pm

Professor Marcia Langton recently accused a Greens senator of preferring Aborigines to be "drunk and stupid", rather, perhaps, than, as Marcia Langton is, intelligent, discerning, well-educated and an active player in her own life story. Whether the insult was justified is neither here nor there, but it does underline how what one says about Aboriginal Australians tells as much about the speakers as about the objects of their attention.

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