I remember Mum saying that racist white women wrapped up their racism into this kind of myth of machismo for white menfolk here.
That if a man could keep his woman AWAY from First Nation people that he was somehow a good provider & protector for her.
The fact that white women thought it was correct and were even proud makes it one of the more insidious form of racism there is.
( http://aso.gov.au/…/docu…/freedom-ride-blood-brothers/clip1/ )
I was looking at this video from 1965 and although I don't know these people personally it made me think about what my Mum told me and I believe it's true..
I think a lot of racist whites STILL think like this because many haven't personally met a First Nation person.
They don't want to because they actively avoid it out of a traditional culture of hate.
They have a lot of opinions based on racist folk tales in the Bible mostly about the son of Ham...which is a myth in itself.
The myth goes something like this; Black people are not as good as white and are only black because God made them black to show that they're only fit for slaves. Now, it's not IN the Bible but it's a myth made by kings so their white slaves/servants wouldn't think they were more slave-y than black people.
It's a culture of hate in order to help define a mythic 'proud' white racist family unit in servitude to a King...or Queen in the case of this continent..
If you add every other kind of white racist privileged embellishment from media and politicians then there IS apartheid in this country.
It's all kept inside of suburban homes with their huge fences, large dogs and SUV's with the strayan flag on the window sticker.
The 'polite' segregation wrapped up in the colonial myth of 'mates' with other whites BUT it's still the 'boss man and jacky-jacky' mentality for First Nation men and as for white women...they aren't a real women if they meet a First Nation person, ever.
The solution? Get in their faces about it and make a joke about it. Shame them enough to make it seem like it's not cool or sane to do it.
Also, if you're in a First Nation family...like mine is...you'll find that some tend to copy exactly what our oppressor does to us. They do that out of pain, fear, anger and frustration.
Our misguided family members need to learn that difference is natural and isn't worth the fear or hate it creates.
If some of our family imitate white racists and don't associate with even fair-skinned First Nation people like me then they're part of the problem that white racists created for them and themselves. Rich white racists make the problem in order to solve it with hate & violence in a class based pawn move and First Nation people aren't THAT. We aren't pawns in a huge game.
Elite, rich, white racists WANT us to keep OURSELVES segregated from them so they can stay 'pure' (whatever that means) and they don't have to lift a finger because WE do all the work for THEM. We're like their bloody slaves and they don't even have to lift a finger.
When any person segregates themselves from a portion of humanity they are slaves to whoever told them it was OK to do it.
Let justice, peace & love be your guide.
Because these days that's the REAL revolution.