As a queer person of color, I have been told all my life that I will never play the romantic lead, and that’s fucked up. When they say that, what they’re actually telling you is that your love story doesn’t exist.
One of the most sinister things about normalized racism is you don’t have to have bad intentions to be racist, you just have to remain ignorant.
I’d have thought 50,000 years of existing on the continent would have qualified as settled.
Nova Peris (Senator for the Northern Territory who is the first Indigenous woman in parliament) when asked for comment on Tony Abbott’s statement on Australia being “unsettled” prior to British invasion.