I know sometimes it’s satisfying to scorn Bendigo/QLD/Texas/Australia/etc when you experience or hear about incidences of racism. I’ve definitely done that myself (sorry Adelaide).
But of course racism is never only “there” and writing off a town or region or country as a redneck backwater doesn’t support or respect the people of colour who call it home. It actually affirms the ownership that white racists claim over those places.
- June 25, 2014 at 05:24PM via FB