Indigenous conservatives rarely fit the easy ideological templates of white Australians, and they cop abuse from both sides because of it.
If put to referendum, an Indigenous Voice to Parliament will rely on the vote of the millions of Australians supportive of notions of recognition and treaty. First they need to make sense of it.
Noel Pearson's accusation that the ABC is "racist" has ruffled feathers at the public broadcaster. But no one is talking about whether he might have a point, writes Goori journalist and writer Jack Latimore
The ABC is not racist, says managing director Michelle Guthrie. But some observers are wondering whether Noel Pearson has a particular reason for picking a fight with the public broadcaster.
Sadly, ignorance of non-Anglo cultures is the name of the game in both mainstream media and politics in Australia.
Noel Pearson has blasted the ABC as a racist organisation whose journalists and broadcasters actively want Aboriginal people to stay in misery.
Half of white rural Australia is a drain, but we overwhelmingly agree that we want it to persevere, because people live there, have made lives rich in tradition and memory there. The attack on Aboriginal Australia is about skin colour, plain and simple.