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Mandela is gone, but apartheid is alive and well in Australia

27 Dec

In the late 1960s, I was given an usual assignment by the London Daily Mirror\’s editor in chief, Hugh Cudlipp. I was to return to my homeland, Australia, and \”discover what lies behind the sunny face\”. The Mirror had been an indefatigable campaigner against apartheid in South Africa, where I had reported from behind the \”sunny face\”. As an Australian, I had been welcomed into this bastion of white supremacy. \”We admire you Aussies,\” people would say. \”You know how to deal with your blacks.\”

via Mandela is gone, but apartheid is alive and well in Australia.

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