Coconut reference. Firstly, I am a proud Aboriginal Australian of …

Comment on Anti-fracking Greens: Are jobs for the dole schemes legal? by John Argent.

Coconut reference.
Firstly, I am a proud Aboriginal Australian of the stolen generation.
I wish too make a comment in the use of the word “coconut”.
The word coconut was first used when the coalition government employed Aborigines from other clans to track pale Aborigines who had been hidden in the bush, as part of the white Australia policy.
When the trackers returned with pale Aborigines, the parents and members of clan named the trackers “coconuts”, meaning the trackers were white on the inside and black in the outside.
The coalition government can’t state this is racist, especially as they are the architects of the white Australia policy. I guess they have not watched Rabbit Proof Fence.
In conclusion, as an Aboriginal candidate in the NT you have every right to call the coalition candidate a coconut, because its disgraceful and offensive for any Aboriginal to either vote or want to be involved in the coalition, if they are true Aboriginal Australians and have studied the coalition’s history.
Warren Mundine is also a coconut.
This needs to be made public. I also give you [George Hanna] permission too forward this email onto your leader.
If I was in the NT I would vote for you. Also, I am a Labor voter, because Labor stopped the white Australia policy.
John Argent.
Arabanna Clan SA, living in Central Victoria.

John Argent Also Commented

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Posted 28/5 by Laughing: I do have an issue with that word, because it is not used within the aboriginal Australian culture.
This word is used mainly used by Americans in the USA, as a racist discription of black Americans. Also, as I have previously stated the word “coconut” should and only be used between Aboriginal Australians.
Have a nice day, Mr Laughing.


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Posted 17 May Interested Darwin Observer.
Sir, firstly I don’t need a history lesson from anyone.
I was only referring too the word “coconut” nothing else.
This is definitely not the forum too discuss political history.
Have a nice election day, go LABOR for Bob Hawk, the best Prime Minister ever.


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Comment #2 posted by James Smerk.
Hi James, you stated in your comments that a discussion on the work “coconut” should be based on facts. Please refer too my comments #1 John Argent. My comments are based on facts.
John Argent


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