White Australia has always had a view on what makes a 'real' Aboriginal person. Andrew Bolt is the merely the latest in a long line of commentators who have put forward their views about 'black' and 'white' Aboriginals. Spread across a continent after 200 years of colonisation, Aboriginal people are diverse in a way that is at odds with media stereotypes of 'traditional' Aboriginal people living in troubled remote communities. At a crucial time for recognition and reconciliation, does 'white' or 'black' matter? Who speaks for Aboriginal people and defines who they are?
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ABC Speaking Out Interview
Public Lecture: 'Talkin' up to the white man: white patriarchal epistemic violence and Indigenous women's knowledge within the academy'
Professor Aileen Moreton-Robinson (Qld University of Technology) delivered this inaugural public lecture in conjunction with the bi-annual AWGSA conference in July 2010. The lecture was the first of what will be an annual event in the Adelaide feminist academic calendar. It was also a celebration of the tenth anniversary of her groundbreaking book Talkin' up to the white woman (2000, UQP). The title of Professor Moreton-Robinson's lecture was 'Talkin' up to the white man: white patriarchal epistemic violence and Indigenous women's knowledge within the academy'.
The recording of her lecture begins with an introduction from Associate Professor Irene Watson (University of SA). It can be accessed via this link: http://podcast.unisa.edu.au/media/shane/aileenedit.mp3
NO, ANDREW BOLT DID NOT HAVE A POINT
Is the debate over identity in Australia – who gets to call themselves indigenous – just the new face of racism? A throwback to the question “Just how black are you?” so often used to keep uppity blackfellas in their place?
Read the full article via this link: http://www.theglobalmail.org/feature/no-andrew-bolt-did-not-have-a-point/332/