People Like Them

Mick DodsonSource: Reconciliation Australia
Difference is not an easy thing to accommodate. It's not simple to embrace and respect and defend cultures that are different to your own. That's the nature if you like of human relationships. We gotta work and build on it. And it’s by having these sorts of debates, getting people to think about it and talk about it that we're going to move along.Mick Dodson, Co-Chair Reconciliation Australia, 1996

Who fits in? Who doesn’t? And who gets to decide?

These tensions are played out in the playground, on television, in parliament and on the street.

We separate from each other. We split into ‘Us’ and ‘Them’. And we repeat this pattern again and again…