Shepparton Region Reconciliation Group and La Trobe University invite you to join us as we explore how we can walk together with courage. Truth-telling about Australia’s colonial history is a fundamental to this. So let’s have the conversations.
Truth-telling about Australia’s colonial history is a fundamental to this. So let’s have the conversations.
Where: The Connection – 7287 Midland Hwy (The Causeway)
When: Wednesday, May 29
Time: 12-00 – 1.30pm (a light lunch is provided)
RSVP Tuesday, May 28
By seeing racism in terms of racial oppression we locate it with Indigenous people. It is not our problem — not the problem of white Australians. It exists in the system outside us, impacting on others but not on us, not on white Australians. This means that we white Australians tend to see racism as causing Aboriginal disadvantage. The Siamese twin of Aboriginal disadvantage is white advantage. Logically we can’t have one without the
other. But we don’t connect white advantage – unearned advantage – with racism. We don’t think of racism in terms of our white race privilege. We
think our lives are not affected by racism. But we benefit from it. Through white advantage, through unearned race privilege, through not experiencing race disadvantage, our lives are affected by racism.
It is just that we are not conscious of it. It is invisible to us, but not to Indigenous people because, on a daily basis, our race privilege affects
them. Thus far we know two points about our white race privilege: it is invisible to us and unearned.
Join us in having the conversations exploring the dimensions of unconscious white privilege, reconciliation and being Grounded in Truth.
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