In Australia, racial tolerance for Aboriginal Australians has always been greatest where few are to be found.

But (for example) out in remote areas, there has always been solid resistance to any move towards equality of pay, legal rights, land ownership etc.

When eventually equal pay for Aboriginal stockmen was mandated, they all lost their jobs and were replaced by whites. So much for equality.

People holding some advantage tend to resent it being whittled away.

I’m sure the Australians of a few generations back would look at us, with marriage equality and so on, with dismay.

And in a few generations, our descendants will regard us with horror for being so backward.


Britni Pepper has always enjoyed telling stories. About people, places and pleasures.

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