• Stan Grant at the IQ2 Racism Debate. (The Ethics Centre)Source: The Ethics Centre
Almost every sentence is quotable - and that’s not an exaggeration. See why.
By
Jeremy Cassar

25 Jan 2016 - 11:47 AM  UPDATED 27 Jan 2016 - 9:52 AM

Back in October of last year, Indigenous Australian journalist Stan Grant delivered a powerful call to acknowledgement and action at the IQ2 Racism Debate, a video of which has just exploded online.

Grant’s speech is well-written and delivered with visible conviction, but as it’s Monday and you might not have the time to listen to an eight-and-a-half minute speech. So here are the best bits for your reading pleasure...

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Stan’s father was denied an education and lost the tips of three fingers working in a sawmill. His grandfather fought for Australia in wars despite the fact he wasn’t considered a citizen - and wasn’t even able to enter a pub with his fellow soldiers. His great-grandfather was jailed for speaking an indigenous language.

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Here's the full speech: