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...
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.
Here's the full speech: