A friend of mine, a famous in his field Berkeley Professor wrote the following in a recent letter to me.
Re “Indigenous People”, I took my son to the Bay Area Children’s Theatre in Berkeley on Sunday. A good show but below the text from placards attached to the foyer wall:
“This event is taking place on occupied Ohlone land.”
“We recognize that discrimination and oppression are pervasive in our industry.”
Net effect of which are policies apparently to exclude any “White” or Asian actors from the theatre performance. This kind of superficial and performative verbiage seems to be everywhere, whereas if they really meant what they say, they’d high-tail it to the Old Country pronto. It’s all turned into a cult of victimhood, with full religious trappings”.
In short, it’s not just New Zealand that suffers the colonialism excuse for indigenous race failure on diverse fronts.
That said, it’s bloody sad to see Australia possibly falling into the same trap of indigenous race favouritism with their ridiculous Voice proposition.