Shame

This event, in which a prominent indigenous opera singer suffered a stroke at a Griffith University bus stop and was left semi-conscious and vomiting for hours on end by commuters and bus drivers alike, is a source of shame for Brisbane, and should be one for all Australians.

Obviously, despite being a well-dressed visitor to a university, Delmae Barton’s skin colour was enough to create the assumption that she was drunk. I don’t want to throw too many stones at the individuals involved: the fact that we live in a society where drunken black people are a fairly common sight is just as shameful as the episode itself. And I don’t have any easy answers. But it’s something for which all Australians need to take some responsibility.

53 thoughts on “Shame

  1. The more we as a humans act as humans the closer we will come to know the creator-says an enlightened
    businessman from India,such is the power we all possess within us.
    Take the Surf Life Savers-are they not espousing the highest Aussie or world values systems-imagine if
    all of us were like this,everyday -from Palm Island to Kirriblli and all over Oz/The world.

  2. The more we as a humans act as humans the closer we will come to know the creator-says an enlightened
    businessman from India,such is the power we all possess within us.
    Take the Surf Life Savers-are they not espousing the highest Aussie or world values systems-imagine if
    all of us were like this,everyday -from Palm Island to Kirriblli and all over Oz/The world.

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