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Indigenous Voices. Stereotypes. A generalised perception of first impressions Judging with the eyes An oversimplified conception, opinion or image Incomplete and inaccurate beliefs Stereotypes are dangerous as they can lead to RACISM and PREDJUDICE. Identify the stereotype.

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Stereotypes
Stereotypes

  • A generalised perception of first impressions

  • Judging with the eyes

  • An oversimplified conception, opinion or image

  • Incomplete and inaccurate beliefs

    Stereotypes are dangerous as they can lead to RACISM and PREDJUDICE


Identify the stereotype
Identify the stereotype

Look carefully at the images

on each of the coins below.

1. What do they have in common?

2. What old stereotype about Aboriginal Australians do you carry around in your wallet?


Stereotypes of indigenous australians
Stereotypes of Indigenous Australians

Look carefully at the images below and list as many of the stereotypes of Indigenous Australians today and where they come from


Media responsibility
Media Responsibility

The media is the main supplier of these simplified views and a distributor of stereotypes.

  • How many times did you read about a dysfunctional, violent Aboriginal community?

  • How many times have you seen an image of drunk Aboriginal people getting into trouble?

    The media forms and reinforces Aboriginal stereotypes, by concentrating on ONE group of Aboriginal people, who are largely a minority.


Empathy
Empathy

How could these stereotypes effect you in:

Self image

Identity

Level of education

Health

Achievement of goals

Contribution to the community

Attitude towards white people

Brainstorm some ideas and write a paragraph explaining how stereotypes might affect Aboriginal people


The truth
The Truth

  • 80% of Aboriginal people live in capital cities

  • 59 Average age of death of Aboriginal people

  • 38% of Aboriginal students attain a HSC

  • 99% of Aboriginal people have a family member in gaol

  • < 2% Aboriginal people go to Uni

  • 50% of Aboriginal people smoke

  • 1/3 of Aboriginal Australians will own their own home


Analysing the stats
Analysing the Stats

These are just some of the statistics that show the inequality that exists between Indigenous and non Indigenous Australians

In groups make some notes about how this might affect your life if these were the stats for your people.


Aboriginal role models
Aboriginal Role Models

Why isn’t more attention placed on positive role models in the Aboriginal community?

BLAME

FEAR

HISTORY

IGNORANCE

ITS EASIER NOT TO


Aboriginal people overcoming the stereotypes
Aboriginal people overcoming the stereotypes

Eddie Mabo Land

Right Activist

Cathy Freeman Gold Medalist Sydney Olympics 2000

Mick Dodson Australian of the Year 2009

Aaron Peterson Australian Actor

http://www.lightscameraaction.com.au/public/media/smh.htm

Linda Burney President of the ALP

Chris Sandow South Sydney Winner of George Green Medal



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