Australia 's Development Of Indigenous And Non Indigenous Australians During The Last 30 Years

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Australia has not been able to successfully reconcile Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians in the last 30 years as a result of the attempts at practical reconciliation, such as the closing the gap program not allowing actual reconciliation since even if Aboriginals want to change their lifestyle, they are unable to do so because of the unwillingness of Australians to depart from racist ideologies and remember the need for reconciliation, preventing them from accessing jobs. The racist ideologies are echoed in the policy-maker’s decisions to enable a cycle of Aboriginal poverty to occur by not tackling the root of the problem which is the conscious and subconscious discrimination that occurs. In order to have a true understanding of the Australian situation, racism and reconciliation must be clearly defined. Racism is defined by the well-reputable Oxford Dictionary as being the prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one 's own race is superior. Reconciliation is described as the action of making one view or belief compatible with another. When the politicians of Australia make actions about reconciliation, they reflect the Australian’s opinions considering that they were elected by the people most likely based on the people’s opinions on their policies.

One reason reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians has not taken place is because of the fact that politicians, as a…

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