Black Like Me: Australia’s Aborigines

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“Sorry” to the Stolen Generation

In 2008, then Prime Minister Kevin Rudd issued a national apology to Australia’s Aborigines, giving special attention to the “Stolen Generations,” tens of thousands of children forcibly removed from their homes in an attempt to “dilute” the Aboriginal population until none were left.

 

“To the mothers and the fathers, the brothers and the sisters, for the breaking up of families and communities, we say sorry. And for the indignity and degradation thus inflicted on a proud people and a proud culture, we say sorry.”

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