Wow – can’t imagine that anything could be more visually effective than the show of support for Adam Goodes at Garma 2015…
Yolngu boys at Garma Festival in north-east Arnhem Land, NT, are painted in a Sydney Swans jersey to support embattled AFL star Adam Goodes. Local men and boys danced to support Goodes and to reject racism after he endured months of abuse on the field. (NITV News.)
Could the Adam Goodes imbroglio herald (at long last) a genuine turning point in the Reconciliation process? We really hope so.
Commentators are viewing the brouhaha as a ‘watershed moment’ – and indeed it is. There’s an inherently racist substrata running through our culture and anyone who thinks otherwise is totally kidding themselves.
It’s a shame job, enough is enough.