Is Aus­tralia racist?

GQ (Australia) - - NEWS -

When an In­dige­nous player dared to cel­e­brate a goal with an In­dige­nous dance dur­ing an In­dige­nous footy game dur­ing the In­dige­nous round, it pulled back the scab on a wound that seems far from heal­ing. The boo­ing AFL cham­pion Adam Goodes en­dured was shame­ful. But not as shame­ful as the in­sis­tence of many – best rep­re­sented by Mi­randa Devine, An­drew Bolt and Alan Jones – that such treat­ment was part of the game. Aus­tralia has an un­der­ly­ing prob­lem with race. Fact. Just ask broad­caster Waleed Aly, whom The Age (he works there) con­fused with co­me­dian Nazeem Hus­sain. You know, the other brown one.

THE GQ INSIGHT: Aus­tralian mul­ti­cul­tur­al­ism is a sheer cloth worn over a hooded white vest­ment – go on, name an Abo­rig­i­nal mate or col­league?

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