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    I think Barack Obama has a much better life than many of our indigenous people. Denzel Washington does ok as well, from what I can gather? That Tiger Woods bloke too.

    Seriously, I have lived in central Australia too. Aboriginal people are not horses to be led anywhere. They are by and large a grieving people whose cultures have been decimated, whose spiritual connection to the land has been eroded and commoditised.

    There is so much more to closing the gap than just providing housing and welfare (not that I'm knocking those things). It's still providing a handout mentality, a society in which the government controls the way these people live.

    Honestly, at least America had made some sort of reparations, has Black History month (no black history in our national curriculum). But some countries that have done really well to respect and value indigenous cultures are New Zealand and Canada. If we want to make comparisons, that's where I'm looking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunnyflower View Post
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    Waste of popcorn.

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    A quick Google also shows that the average life expectancy for an African American male is 71.8 years and female is 78. For indigenous Australians it's 69.1 years and 73.7 years respectively. So less, rather substantially so for females.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
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    I think we're just getting started actually.

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    Default How do you really feel about Australia Day?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moxy View Post
    A quick Google also shows that the average life expectancy for an African American male is 71.8 years and female is 78. For indigenous Australians it's 69.1 years and 73.7 years respectively. So less, rather substantially so for females.
    Is this enough to convince you to give up your free day off?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    Is this enough to convince you to give up your free day off?
    Did you read my last response to this? It's a moot point for me.

    I was only giving the stats in response to the PPs thread questioning the life expectancies of both groups.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
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    What's she supposed to do? Break in to her workplace?

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    This thread had me curious as to how our Native Americans feel about our 'American' holidays and I came across this article which I found interesting and probably resonates with many Aboroginals since the history is so similar.

    America is huge, land and population wise so I am not going to assume my experiences speak for any majority of the population but I grew up in a small town with an Indian reservation and we have a huge Fourth of July parade every year that the tribe members participated in and others watched along side us on the side of the road so it is very interesting to read different perspectives.

    http://nativenewsonline.net/currents...ourth-of-july/

    Eta: will come back to paste another article with a different vibe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moxy View Post
    Did you read my last response to this? It's a moot point for me.

    I was only giving the stats in response to the PPs thread questioning the life expectancies of both groups.
    Moot? You never did explain why you weren't able to give up the free day off to volunteer to help others.


 

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