Aboriginal Community Stereotypes Analysis

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The treatment of Australia’s Indigenous community is horrific. Indigenous Australians lived on this land for thousands of years before the white European settlers came and took their land along with their lives. Since the settlers arrived they have been treated like animals, lesser beings to the white European settlers and their descendants. The treatment of Australia’s Indigenous population has improved since the settlers but is nowhere near where it should be. They are forced to live with negative stereotypes placed on them, poor schooling and working conditions. Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory and Western Australia have horrifying housing conditions and a lack of medical attention. We need to stop the marginalisation of …show more content…
They are portrayed as are drunk, violent, lazy, petrol sniffers, live in the outback, un-educated, criminals and have to fit the image of dark skin with wide noses (Korff, 2014). The media is largely to blame for the portrayal of negative stereotypes as they tell stories of violent behaviours and drinking problems. Not the positive things that Aboriginal people do. These reports of negative behaviours makes the white Australian community believe these bad stereotypes (Freeman, 2007). The negative stereotypes impact on the Indigenous community of Australia as people act rudely to them as they believe these stereotypes. They assume they are dangerous so they stay away from them and treat them badly thinking they don’t feel emotions like white Australians do. The education system also contributes to the negative stereotypes of the Aboriginal community as instead of focusing on contemporary Aboriginal studies which can be quite positive they are focusing on the history which is full of negativity (Korff, 2014). These cruel stereotypes are enforcing the poor treatment of the Indigenous community. We need to work at destroying these negative stereotypes so the Indigenous community of Australia will get better treatment. This can be done by the media telling positive stories of the Indigenous community and by educating people on Aboriginal …show more content…
The treatment and care of Aboriginal people needs to improve as there is no reason for why they are treated like this. I believe that Aboriginal people have the right to be treated equally to the rest of the country and should receive the basic care that we take for

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