but you would never know it....
and that's just this week.
apparently if you racially vilify someone it can be called a gaffe or a faux pas and it certainly doesn't mean you're a racist.
excuse me, it does - we live in a society that is deeply ingrained with racism, founded upon the racist assumption that Aboriginal people didn't exist in the same way that Europeans exist - that they didn't have any sort of connection to their land, that they were and are a lesser people because of the colour of their skin and that they can be patronised when they succeed because sheesh you just wouldn't expect it. someone needs to invoke the racial vilification act and what's left of the eviscerated racial discrimination act.
this happens all the time and it makes me writhe with shame