in pictures: australians march to demand #justiceforelijah
Less than a year ago Elijah Doughty, a 14 year old indigenous boy was fatally run down by a white man. The driver was found not guilty of manslaughter and given just three years in prison for reckless driving. He'll soon be released on parole. For...
"We stand in solidarity with our Aboriginal brothers and sisters who continue to be ignored and denied justice within the court systems and their rulings. How many more deaths must we endure? How much more grief must we endure? How many more mother's tears must endure? Because I know for a fact, had this been a non-indigenous child we would never hear the end of it. Why are we in the media so much more concerned about the death of an innocent white woman, than the death of an innocent black child? He was innocent too, the amount of criminalisation I'm hearing, saying that he deserved it and he was a thief, let me challenge those facts for you, at no point in time was it ever proven that he stole the bike, don't believe what the media want to tell you, how they want to indoctrinate your thinking, into thinking that black is criminal, the child was innocent, he was 14 years old."
"I think that a lot of white people are stifled by their own guilt and insecurity around their whiteness, and that stops them from engaging in these kind of actions, when we really need to get out in huge numbers to support the indigenous community."
Photography Rowan Oliver