31 Things Indigenous People Are Tired Of Hearing

Via the #DontSayIt hashtag on Twitter.

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#dontsayit how can you be aboriginal when you're so pale?

Charles Prouse@IndigenousX

#dontsayit how can you be aboriginal when you're so pale?

01:41 PM - 10 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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@IndigenousX Really? Gosh, you don't look like one. #dontsayit

Andrew Russell@amruss1

@IndigenousX Really? Gosh, you don't look like one. #dontsayit

01:45 PM - 10 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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#dontsayit what percentage aboriginal are you?

Charles Prouse@IndigenousX

#dontsayit what percentage aboriginal are you?

01:46 PM - 10 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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"Not being racist or anything but ..." #dontsayit

karosauce@myeyeisitchy

"Not being racist or anything but ..." #dontsayit

02:46 PM - 10 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Do you pay rent or did you get that house for free? #dontsayit

Bill Bashford@BashBill

Do you pay rent or did you get that house for free? #dontsayit

02:15 PM - 10 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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@IndigenousX #dontsayit what year did the last aboriginal tasmanian die?

Viscount Pete Lawler@PeteLawler

@IndigenousX #dontsayit what year did the last aboriginal tasmanian die?

02:18 PM - 10 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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I am not racist, I went to school with a Darkie #dontsayit

Bill Bashford@BashBill

I am not racist, I went to school with a Darkie #dontsayit

02:22 PM - 10 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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#dontsayit 'are you like, a proper, real life Aborigine. Cos I've never met one before"

CMC@MsSmack21

#dontsayit 'are you like, a proper, real life Aborigine. Cos I've never met one before"

02:45 PM - 10 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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You sure your Aboriginal? You don't have a flat nose #dontsayit

Bill Bashford@BashBill

You sure your Aboriginal? You don't have a flat nose #dontsayit

02:25 PM - 10 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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I think my mum or dad has Aboriginal In them #dontsayit

Bill Bashford@BashBill

I think my mum or dad has Aboriginal In them #dontsayit

02:14 PM - 10 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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#dontsayit but you speak really well for an aboriginal person

Charles Prouse@IndigenousX

#dontsayit but you speak really well for an aboriginal person

02:27 PM - 10 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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"So do you have ppl in your family that are like, BLACKER than you?" #dontsayit

Ebs@Ebswearspink

"So do you have ppl in your family that are like, BLACKER than you?" #dontsayit

03:30 PM - 10 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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So, you get money from the government, right? #dontsayit

Katie McLoud@liebekatie

So, you get money from the government, right? #dontsayit

02:31 PM - 10 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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@mediaINDIGENA @nareenyoung #dontsayit ' 'you get your intelligence from your white side, right ?!'

Dame Bella Douglas @arabella_ya

@mediaINDIGENA @nareenyoung #dontsayit '

'you get your intelligence from your white side, right ?!'

02:45 PM - 10 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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#dontsayit can you show me the outback?

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#dontsayit 'go to uni the Aboriginal way cos you'll never make it the white way'

CMC@MsSmack21

#dontsayit 'go to uni the Aboriginal way cos you'll never make it the white way'

02:37 PM - 10 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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#dontsayit you don't sound Aboriginal

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*gibberish* isn't that how you say hello in your language? #DontSayIt

C V K@2SpiritSexPunk

*gibberish* isn't that how you say hello in your language? #DontSayIt

02:36 PM - 10 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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#dontsayit 'you're really pretty for an Aboriginal"

CMC@MsSmack21

#dontsayit 'you're really pretty for an Aboriginal"

02:34 PM - 10 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Stop obsessing over the past. #dontsayit

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But we don't think of you as Aboriginal, you're normal. #dontsayit #truestory

Nareen Young@nareenyoung

But we don't think of you as Aboriginal, you're normal. #dontsayit #truestory

02:42 PM - 10 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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"If you hate Europeans and colonization so much why do you speak their languages?" #Dontsayit

Mandee@staylikethis4vr

"If you hate Europeans and colonization so much why do you speak their languages?" #Dontsayit

03:36 PM - 10 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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"My friend who was part-Aboriginal told me once…" #dontsayit

Ebs@Ebswearspink

"My friend who was part-Aboriginal told me once…" #dontsayit

03:23 PM - 10 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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#dontsayit but I'm indigenous I was born here

james ward@jamesizdeadly

#dontsayit but I'm indigenous I was born here

03:09 PM - 10 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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"It's not like I killed your ancestors, I don't even get why you're all still mad." #Dontsayit

Mandee@staylikethis4vr

"It's not like I killed your ancestors, I don't even get why you're all still mad." #Dontsayit

03:10 PM - 10 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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"It's people like THAT [a drunk person] that give you people a bad wrap!" #dontsayit

P. Jenny Gardipy@gardipypj

"It's people like THAT [a drunk person] that give you people a bad wrap!" #dontsayit

02:48 PM - 10 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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"I know you're Aboriginal but you're not like those other ones" #dontsayit

Ebs@Ebswearspink

"I know you're Aboriginal but you're not like those other ones" #dontsayit

03:33 PM - 10 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite