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Australia’s history of racism towards Aboriginals is absolutely disgusting.
Until the mid-60s, indigenous Australians came under the Flora And Fauna Act, which classified them as animals, not human beings. This also meant that killing an indigenous Australian meant you weren’t killing a human being, but an animal.
To this day, Australia breaks every code of the Geneva Convention when it comes to indigenous Australians and their human rights. The “public housing” that the government has given them are one-bedroom shacks with no running water, no electricity and no gas, that entire families are forced to live in. These shacks are in communities in the outback, as far away from “civilised” society as possible. Out of sight, out of mind.
Indigenous Australians that live in the city are commonly forced to live in very dangerous and derelict areas that the government gives very little funding towards. Redfern in Sydney is a highly indigenous Australian populated suburb that is rife with crime, unemployment and horrendous living conditions. The government does next to nothing to help these people, either.
Whenever riots have broken out as a result of incredibly low morale, the police and the government are very quick to point all the blame at the indigenous Australians and say that they are the cause of their own problems, rather than looking at what the actual cause is.
Unemployment rates amongst indigenous Australians is astronomical. Crime rates are astronomical. Suicide rates are extremely high within the indigenous Australian community. Death from inadequate living conditions and inadequate health care is common. Brutality towards indigenous Australians is common.
The way many indigenous Australians are forced to live is equivalent to that of what one would expect from a third-world country. Indigenous Australians are considered by the UN to be one of the most horrendously marginalised groups in the world.
And how does the government amend all of this? With a national “Sorry Day”, where white people plant a hand in some designated area of soil as a token of their white guilt, and then continue going about their white privileged day.
On top of that, white people here commonly bitch and complain about how “good” indigenous Australians have it and how “thankful” they ought to be to the white man for improving their quality of life. Meanwhile, indigenous Australians have lost almost all sense of identity and culture because of white colonisation.
What is left of Aboriginal identity and culture has been nearly completely destroyed. And most people in this disgustingly privileged country do not give a single god damn fuck.
Australia is a disgusting country when it comes to racism. I am disgusted by my own country.
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“The powder formulation and the brush applicator create a great, unique way to protect your skin from the sun. Plus, you can reapply it over your makeup without fear of looking greasy.”
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“I love that this doesn’t leave you with the thick white streaks typically associated with sunscreens. It’s a great way to get natural protection from harmful rays.”
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“This is one of the top selling sunscreens in the country. You only need a small dot of this liquid-like formula for a high level of coverage. I use it because it’s super thin and sheer.”
4. Dr. Brandt Signature Flexitone BB Cream SPF 30
“A little of this multitasker goes a long way! The Flexitone technology allows for this tinted cream to work with all skintones.”
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“Oftentimes, we forget about taking care of our hands. This antiager diminishes the appearance of dark spots while specifically protecting hands from the sun.”
9. Miracle Skin Transformer Face SPF 20
“This silky all-in-one works as a great primer. Plus, it has the matte finish, so it’s perfect for summer!”
10. Ole Henriksen Protect the Truth SPF 50+
“It’s a lovely-scented, oil-free sunscreen that is pumped full of vitamin C. It leaves my skin with a dewy finish.”
11. Origins A Perfect World SPF 25 Age-Defense Moisturizer with White Tea
“All you need to protect your skin from the sun is in this zesty-scented antioxidant cocktail!”
12. Peter Thomas Roth Clinical Skincare Max Sheer Day Moisture Defense Lotion SPF 30
“Love that it has a high level of SPF, but still manages to be thin and quick-drying.”
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“It’s an everyday sunscreen that includes the patented Hydrosenn+ for incredible hydration.”
14. Shiseido Ultimate Protection Cream+ Broad Spectrum SPF 50+
“Tried-and-true client favorite. In fact, it’s the bestselling sunscreen at Sephora. It’s water resistant, so you can wear it in the summer by the pool.”
15. Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer SPF 20 with Dermaxyl Complex
“I wanted to make sure that we included a primer so I chose one of our favorite bestselling ones. It’s important to show that you can get SPF protection with a primer.”
16. St. Tropez One Night Only Instant Glow Body Lotion
“You can get your tan on and look like you’ve been sunbathing at the beach. It washes off so it’s not a high commitment, but it will definitely give you that sunkissed look when you want it.”
17. Tarte Brazilliance Skin Rejuvenating Maracuja Self Tanner
“Just because you’re protecting yourself from the sun doesn’t mean that you can’t get a great bronzed look. This self-tanner gives me an immediately visible glow that also really hydrates.”
18. Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzing Powder with Real Cocoa
“We couldn’t imagine making a kit without Too Faced. Co-owner Jarrod Blandino’s sister had skin cancer so this is a topic that’s close to their heart. It’s a great face bronzer that adds a safe and healthy glow.” LENA PARK
Mirrors by Justin Timberlake
I’m lookin’ right at the other half of me
The vacancy that sat in my heart
Is a space that now you hold
Show me how to fight for now
And I’ll tell you baby, it was easy
Comin’ back into you once I figured it out
You were right here all along
It’s like you’re my mirror
My mirror staring back at me
I couldn’t get any bigger
With anyone else beside of me
And now it’s clear as this promise
That we’re making two reflections into one
Cause it’s like you’re my mirror
My mirror staring back at me, staring back at me
717 playsthisismy Living Spree
Phil is that you on Jeremy Kyle?
Look at his face you can see him judging them.
Is that suppose to be Pete Wentz and Ashlee Simpson?