BLM is not the answer - Sign this letter to bring REAL solutions
The latest social media fad is to post “Black Lives Matter” pictures and memes.
But it's just virtue signalling.
Meanwhile, Indigenous Australians are dying – far more at the hands of other Indigenous Australians.
Who's talking about that? Nobody wants to address this issue, because it’s uncomfortable. But this is what Indigenous people really need – especially women and children facing domestic violence and abuse.
That's why I'm asking for your help.
Join me in signing the open letter below to the Australian Parliament calling for REAL solutions for Indigenous Australians, not virtue signalling.
Jacinta Nampijinpa Price
Dear Senators of the Australian Parliament,
Virtue-signallers and protesters on our news feeds and social media platforms who are trying to translate the American ‘Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement and police violence issues into Australian terms are shifting focus off the far bigger problems facing Indigenous Australians.
Indigenous Australians are far more likely to die at the hands of other Indigenous Australians than at the hands of white people or in police custody.
Every day, Indigenous children and women are the victims of child abuse, neglect, domestic violence and sexual assault – and they need our help now.
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ 2014–15 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey, more than 22% of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged over 15 had experienced physical violence or threats in the previous 12 months. And 50% of those said that their most recent attacker was a family member.
But the BLM movement isn’t interested in the truth – and so they won’t achieve anything.
We need real solutions – not virtue signalling.
Please strongly consider new solutions for Indigenous problems – and don’t let the BLM protestors push a false narrative about Australia’s first inhabitants for their own political gain.
Let’s look for real solutions to help our Indigenous people – and bring Australians together.