When do offhand comments become racist?
Social media has started to answer this question over the last few days with the creation of the hashtag #dontsayit. This hashtag has created a definitive list of the remarks made to Indigenous Australians that have crossed the line from being harmless to racist.
It started when Charles Prouse, Chief Executive Officer of Supply Nation, tweeted:
Prouse simply tweeted:
Australians quickly responded, with hundreds of comments ranging from simply thoughtless to painfully ignorant.
These are just a few of the tweets that warn when you just #dontsayit.