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Harry O’Brien’s response to his boss Eddie McGuire

Harry O’Brien’s response to Collingwood club president and his boss Eddie McGuire saying that Adam Goodes could be used to promote the musical King Kong

It doesn’t matter if you are a school teacher, a doctor or even the president of my football club. I will not tolerate racism, nor should we as a society.

I’m extremely disappointed with Eddie’s comments and do not care what position he holds.  I disagree with what came out of his mouth this morning on radio.

To me Eddie’s comments are reflective of common attitudes that we as a society face.

To me Australia is very casual with racism.

I would argue that many people in this country would not think what Eddie or the 13 year old girl said last Friday is ‘bad’.

In my opinion race relations in this country is systematically a national disgrace and we have a long way to go to reach a more harmonious and empathetic society.

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Comment from Shirl in Sydney
Time May 30, 2013 at 7:58 am

I don’t see Eddie McGuire’s comment in the least bit racist How anyone could perceive it as that is beyond me.

He makes equally stupid remarks on his TV programme and has never been picked up on these.

Never heard such a fuss in my life

Pingback from En Passant » The boiling frog of systemic racism in Australia
Time May 30, 2013 at 5:44 pm

[…] The WTF? reaction of many Australians to the racist attacks on Adam Goodes – ape, King Kong – is but one further example of the systemic racism in our society that Harry O’Brien identified in a recent post, republished here. […]