What is Stan Grant getting at?


Last week I published a post about some stuff that Stan Grant has been saying: that everyone in our society is balck-and-white, and that our peoples bend toward each other but don’t touch. Our household has been reflecting on that idea a bit, and at Surrender over the weekend we had some postcards I’d made, inviting others to reflect on what he might be getting at.

I don’t know if this is what Stan Grant is getting at, but to me it suggests that we are all both black and white (and every other colour) because through our history, particulalry the atrocities committed by European colonists, our stories and fates have become intertwined. However, it has been possible for colonist people to remain ignorant of this, and to pretend the relationship doesn’t exist.

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