Rod Murray, Ocean Shores
I resent being lumped in with the inference of collective racism simply because I’m ‘white’, and because 432 Indigenous people have been killed in custody since the multi-million-dollar royal commission and authorities have got away with it.
Is it so hard to believe that a great many Australians feel for these families, and share their frustration at injustice and powerlessness, and at the idea that widespread racism has nothing to do with it?
Political and legal agendas, collusion, apathy and ineptitude are the problem. If this is ‘systemic racism’ then to draw in the majority of the population is too convenient, and authorities need to be accountable.
When will we see people marching for reform of the legal system and political accountability?
Where is the action by knowledgable legal professionals and human rights lawyers?
Endless, endless debate about constitutional recognition is obscene and insulting to Indigenous Australians and it’s not the general population driving that!
The only obstruction to class action or reconciliation is a lack of intention by authorities and their political agenda, and it’s too convenient to point to some alleged underlying racism.