I have difficulty with Ms Evelyne Roullet’s stereotypical categorisation of …

Comment on Court placing itself above the community? by John Bell.

I have difficulty with Ms Evelyne Roullet’s stereotypical categorisation of “successful (i.e. white) people redefining what it is to be Indigenous.
This is a harsh and unkind cultural judgment of people who happen to live and work with Aboriginal people.
As a white city boy from a struggling suburb of WW2 young veteran battler families, I and many young white city lads and lasses from similar urban backgrounds went to Alice from the 1960s onwards to work in Aboriginal communities.
Many of us were successful in our careers. However, we lived ordinary non-judgmental lives; we never ever considered ourselves to be “redefining what it is to be Indigenous”.
That is a condescending mindset when in fact we simply tried to come to grips with vast cultural differences in our day to day life.
Most white people who have lived for many years in Alice take Aboriginal people simply as they find them.
In my experience, stereotyping advantage and disadvantage according to race is a lazy mental discipline favoured by Left wing academics; it does a grave disservice to the ordinary people of both cultures.

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@ Ms Roullet. Thank you for pointing this out.
However, I did read the article. It was reasonable to draw the inference from the quote you cited that you agreed with it, as you made no qualifying comment.
I accept that you appear to disagree with the quote in your personal opinion. In fact, whether or not you did appear to agree with it, my comment stands in any forum of discussion, regardless of the ethnic or cultural background of anyone who put forward that quote as their opinion.


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