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Anita Heiss is an Australian Aboriginal writer and a member of the Wiradjuri nation of central New South Wales This collection of poems expresses clearly and with great emotion and intelligence her experiences of being an indigenous Australian growing up brown in white Australia and a sharp political commentary I want to start by sharing some of the poems in this book or parts of them at least that will give you an idea of her style and also show just how sharp a slap in the face her words can beMaking AboriginesI was born and raiseda young girlI went to schoolI played with dollsI ate McDonald sI spoke EnglishI watched Romper Roomand Sesame StreetI fell I bledI hurt I criedHappy I laughedOne day you called me aboboong and coonyou spat at meyou said I was dirtyYou made meyour idea of whatyou thoughtI wasWhat you thoughtan Aborigine wasWhy couldn t you just let me beI was just another little girlskipping home from schoolInstead you created meYou politicised meYou made me an activistYou made me have to be vocalYou gave me the chip you now criticise me forcontinuespp20 21Advance Australia UnfairSung to the tune of the national anthem Advance Australia FairAustralians all should be ashamedFor we are not all freeThey killed the blacks and stole the landAnd lock up refugeesThe land is raped by profiteersThe Murray River diedHistory s pageDenies the rageBecause historians liedIn prison cells how can we singAdvance Australia fair p25from What is the Spirit of AustraliaThe spirit of Australia should be found in its soulits characterits courage andits foundationA collective generous spirit could existsimply by celebratingthe diverse nation we areBut it seemsthe Spirit of Australia is an indefinableessence of Aussie domwhich can apparently beboughtmarketedlogoedanimalizedidolizedbastardized andaccessorizedp44I m Not Racist ButI m not racist butWhy can t I climb Ayres RockWhy don t they get jobs like everyone elseDid you hear the one aboutWhy are Aborigines so angryWhy don t they just get over it the past is the pastWhy do I have to say sorry for something I didn t doI m not racist butThey re all drunksThey don t washThe kids roam the streets at nightThey look dangerousI m not racist butI wouldn t pick one up in my cabI wouldn t want my daughter to marry oneI wouldn t rent my flat to oneI wouldn t employ oneI m not racist becauseI played football with one onceI worked with one onceI use the word KooriI let them sit next to me on the busI walked over the Harbour BridgeI signed a handI gave money to one begging on the streetI m not racistI m simply privileged by being whiteI m just speaking from a position of powerI m just observing the obviousI m not racistI m just following the lead of my prime ministerpp45 6I don t know how much of this will resonate with non Australians but having lived in Canada for nearly 8 years now I m aware that there are a lot of similarities between the two countries when it comes to the indigenous population both in terms of colonial history suppression and genocide native land rights redressing past wrongs sorry and ongoing tensions and culture clashes so I think Canadians at least would understand this even if I find the tone and language is so distinctly well AustralianI m from Tasmania the island state of Australia I ve met some Canadians who think it s a separate country or who ask me Is that near Australia and some others who think it s in Africa and we don t have a noticeable Aboriginal population This is due to the Black War of the 19th century I forget the actual dates and a planned genocide that resulted in the last few Aborigines being rounded up and shipped off to Flinders Island where they died out of disease and for want of a better word idleness removed from their way of life and culture converted to Christianity they had nothing to do no reason to live One recent internationally available book you can read about that time is Richard Flanagan s Wanting which I highly recommend Because there are no full blooded Aborigines left in Tasmania only many many part Aborigines you grow up not really aware of them There were lots of kids in my year at high school including blonde blue eyed kids who were actually part Aborigine but you wouldn t have known unless they told you So there s a bit of a disconnect right from the beginning for the white population But I know people who ve gone to the Northern Territory and come away with the lowest of lowest opinions about the Aboriginal communities there because they don t take care of themselves they re all obese and alcoholics and have diabetes and just sit around waiting for government handouts That s the picture they paint those are the words they use It s a fact that these communities constitute a third world of poverty disease lack of education etc within Australia though it s not the whole picture by any meansWhen I was in second year uni I had a flatmate who was taking first year Aboriginal Studies I remember that after a lecture in which they had an Aborigine guest speaker she came home to tell us all about it how mind opening it was how the speaker had told them that while white Australia is dismissive and impatient and just wants the Aborigines to assimilate to just get over it and stop whining and fit in to adopt the Australian national identity as it were the Aborigines themselves don t want to They don t want to be Australian I would like to think that if being Australian incorporated fully and authentically the Aboriginal cultures lifestyle belief systems and peoples in a genuinely respectful and appreciative way that being Australian would be less of a repugnant thing to them but it s hardly that simple I was young and it had never occurred to me that they didn t want to be Australian I had assumed as young people do that it was a matter of simple racism land rights and so on that we weren t accepting them which is really also true It gave a whole new edge to the situation that I hadn t been aware of before and made me really think about what it meant to be AustralianFact is I have a great deal of respect for the Australian Aborigines especially after studying their belief systems and culture in college year 12 to be exact but I find I don t know how to say that I feel like no matter what I say I will always be oppressive or racist giving lip service to something I don t really understand And I do want to understand I really do I admire the way of life they had before we invading colonisers destroyed it ridiculed it oppressed it banned it The Aborigines also immigrants like everyone else in the country had been there for a good 20000 years before the Europeans arrived and while they had changed the landscape with careful burning they hadn t made much of an impression on the land at all This is something I admire and respect and appreciate from the bottom of my soul because it fits in with how I think we all should be living really ideally even though I hardly want to give up my modern lifestyle any than most other people the classic paradox The Aborigines were custodians of the land believing that they were looking after it that it wasn t there for their use and abuse Reading I m Not Racist But is a lot like facing a mirror that shows a very ugly image of your white privileged soul I am white I am Anglo I am privileged because of it I don t think I could escape that even if I tried Being aware of it is the best that I can do I felt such anger coming off the pages the lines and words of Heiss poems her social observations I felt that little girl who thought she was just a little girl suddenly turned into something low and dirty with just a few words I felt the injustice of ineuality like a stab to the palm but with all these feelings came that usual typical sense of uselessness There was no opening no slender gap in the door that offered a way to change things to make amends to prove my own worthiness as a being who genuinely cared The poems made me feel hurt and angry with empathy for Heiss and other Aborigines but also like their hurt and anger was a stiff upright wall I couldn t pass through a wall designed to maintain the hurt and anger That was just the impression I got because this is a very emotional collection of poems and so I couldn t help but respond emotionally with empathyThe collection has a clear theme but not all the poems are about growing up Aboriginal or even political Some are whimsical wishful and a couple I couldn t really follow at all poetry is not my strong suit They are all brimming with passion and at heart a love for the country and for being Aboriginal They are full of heart soul and when they re not sharply critiuing or sad they re surprisingly funny The collection could have been better edited there were some typos little glitches that spoil the flow and some of the poems were definitely a lot stronger than others with focus and power and imagery Overall though I felt this was an important collection and through her poems Heiss shows the power words and imagery have to convey a range of meaning and emotion in a thoughtful insightful damning way Her words pin you to your seat and force you to look at yourself and painfully recall whether you ve ever used those atrocious words I m not racist but Dragonbreath up brown in white Australia and a sharp political commentary I want to start by sharing some of the poems in this book or parts of them at least that will give you an idea of her style and also show just how sharp a slap in the face her words can beMaking AboriginesI was born and raiseda young girlI went to schoolI played with dollsI ate McDonald sI spoke EnglishI watched Romper Roomand Sesame StreetI fell I bledI hurt I criedHappy I laughedOne day you called me aboboong and coonyou spat at meyou said I was dirtyYou made meyour idea of whatyou thoughtI wasWhat you thoughtan Aborigine wasWhy couldn t you just let me beI was just another little girlskipping home from schoolInstead you created meYou politicised meYou made me an activistYou made me have to be vocalYou gave me the chip you now criticise me forcontinuespp20 21Advance Australia UnfairSung to the tune of the national anthem Advance Australia FairAustralians all should be ashamedFor we are not all freeThey killed the blacks and stole the landAnd lock Lalaki sa dilim up refugeesThe land is raped by profiteersThe Murray River diedHistory s pageDenies the rageBecause historians liedIn prison cells how can we singAdvance Australia fair p25from What is the Spirit of AustraliaThe spirit of Australia should be found in its soulits characterits courage andits foundationA collective generous spirit could existsimply by celebratingthe diverse nation we areBut it seemsthe Spirit of Australia is an indefinableessence of Aussie domwhich can apparently beboughtmarketedlogoedanimalizedidolizedbastardized andaccessorizedp44I m Not Racist ButI m not racist butWhy can t I climb Ayres RockWhy don t they get jobs like everyone elseDid you hear the one aboutWhy are Aborigines so angryWhy don t they just get over it the past is the pastWhy do I have to say sorry for something I didn t doI m not racist butThey re all drunksThey don t washThe kids roam the streets at nightThey look dangerousI m not racist butI wouldn t pick one Dissiper les Ténèbres: Melena Sanders, T5 up in my cabI wouldn t want my daughter to marry oneI wouldn t rent my flat to oneI wouldn t employ oneI m not racist becauseI played football with one onceI worked with one onceI Le Dragon du Trocadéro Victor Legris #12 use the word KooriI let them sit next to me on the busI walked over the Harbour BridgeI signed a handI gave money to one begging on the streetI m not racistI m simply privileged by being whiteI m just speaking from a position of powerI m just observing the obviousI m not racistI m just following the lead of my prime ministerpp45 6I don t know how much of this will resonate with non Australians but having lived in Canada for nearly 8 years now I m aware that there are a lot of similarities between the two countries when it comes to the indigenous population both in terms of colonial history suppression and genocide native land rights redressing past wrongs sorry and ongoing tensions and culture clashes so I think Canadians at least would Le sol vivantBases de pédologie Biologie des sols understand this even if I find the tone and language is so distinctly well AustralianI m from Tasmania the island state of Australia I ve met some Canadians who think it s a separate country or who ask me Is that near Australia and some others who think it s in Africa and we don t have a noticeable Aboriginal population This is due to the Black War of the 19th century I forget the actual dates and a planned genocide that resulted in the last few Aborigines being rounded Fruits Basket Collectors Edition, Vol. 6 (Fruits Basket Collectors Edition, 6) up and shipped off to Flinders Island where they died out of disease and for want of a better word idleness removed from their way of life and culture converted to Christianity they had nothing to do no reason to live One recent internationally available book you can read about that time is Richard Flanagan s Wanting which I highly recommend Because there are no full blooded Aborigines left in Tasmania only many many part Aborigines you grow Biting Point up not really aware of them There were lots of kids in my year at high school including blonde blue eyed kids who were actually part Aborigine but you wouldn t have known Aperture Male Female unless they told you So there s a bit of a disconnect right from the beginning for the white population But I know people who ve gone to the Northern Territory and come away with the lowest of lowest opinions about the Aboriginal communities there because they don t take care of themselves they re all obese and alcoholics and have diabetes and just sit around waiting for government handouts That s the picture they 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appreciative way that being Australian would be less of a repugnant thing to them but it s hardly that simple I was young and it had never occurred to me that they didn t want to be Australian I had assumed as young people do that it was a matter of simple racism land rights and so on that we weren t accepting them which is really also true It gave a whole new edge to the situation that I hadn t been aware of before and made me really think about what it meant to be AustralianFact is I have a great deal of respect for the Australian Aborigines especially after studying their belief systems and culture in college year 12 to be exact but I find I don t know how to say that I feel like no matter what I say I will always be oppressive or racist giving lip service to something I don t really Muistivirhe understand And I do want to Yesterday's Gone understand I really do I admire the way of life they had before we invading colonisers destroyed it ridiculed it oppressed it banned it The 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FREE READ I'm Not Racist But Salt Modern Poets S î PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB O considers issues of imposed and real Aboriginal identity the process of reconciliation and issues around saying 'so. This book is greatshe has those sort of eyes which sees everythingthe things which other people aviod or don t want to see or talk about

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  • I'm Not Racist But Salt Modern Poets S
  • Anita Heiss
  • English
  • 09 September 2020
  • 9781844713165