Why the Recognise Campaign is bullshit

By Anna Amelia

By now you’ve probably seen the Recognise Campaign’s logo –  a red “R” inside a black circle.

You probably also know that this campaign is about promoting awareness of the movement to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in the Australian Constitution.

Well, frankly, I find the whole damn thing bullshit; from the fact that this campaign’s senior leadership is white, to the fact that the bipartisan support means nothing when these two parties have historically caused our people and communities so much damage – I think that in itself says a lot about the campaign.

The idea that constitutional recognition will help with reconciliation is bullshit without a treaty first.

We must remember that the Australian Constitution is a document that is not fit for a modern sovereign nation.