Yes, black lives do matter. But let’s have some honesty…
The greatest failing of the Black Lives Matter movement in Australia, and a complete contradiction to their cause, is that it ignores the lives taken at the hands of other black people. It is also driven by the false claim that black deaths in custody are a result of systemic racism by allegedly murderous white police.
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Jacinta Nampijinpa Price is Director of the Indigenous Research Program at the Centre for Independent Studies, and an Alice Springs town councillor.
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