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Why are black people who are successful, conservative or just don’t toe the line called “race traitors”?

  • 7pm Sydney, 5pm Perth, 9pm Auckland
  • Wednesday, 19 August 2020

Hosted by Warren Mundine, Truth Talking is live streamed to Facebook & YouTube where viewers can join the conversation with real time comments and questions as the panel discusses the important issues.

In this episode…

A new documentary by Larry Elder, Uncle Tom, is a collection of interviews with some of America’s most provocative black conservative thinkers – those who are called “Uncle Toms”.

The message behind the Uncle Tom narrative is that successful or conservative black people have gone above their station, disowned their identity and become white. It’s a dangerous narrative – because it only makes sense if you believe white people are superior. The bigotry comes with various labels including “Uncle Tom” and “coconut” (brown on the outside and white on the inside).

Hear from four of Australia’s “Kings and Queens of Coconut Island”, Warren Mundine, Jacinta Price, Anthony Dillon & Josephine Cashman; four Aboriginal Australians who’ve experienced the Uncle Tom slur first hand. They will talk about their experiences and their reaction to Larry Elder’s documentary, Uncle Tom, and how it relates to the Australian experience.

Nyunggai Warren Mundine AO is a highly respected and influential businessman, political strategist and advocate for empowering indigenous Australians to build businesses and sustainable economies. His life and career have been shaped by a personal commitment to community and economic development and he has nearly 40 years’ experience working in the public, private and community sectors. In 2016 Warren was made an Officer of the Order of Australia.

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