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Racism is a very big issue I think most people say things without realising they are being racist This doesnt excuse their behaviour but most people dont think before they say things One line in Oodgeroos poems says Black tribe yellow tribe red white or brown this means that there are so many races in Australia and people are going to keep on being racist because there are always going to be different races in Australia and no-one can change it so why dont people just live their own life and stop trying to make someone elses miserable because someones skin is darker than theirs Another line in one of Oodgeroos poems says All one family so why family rows and I believe that we are all related in some way or another I dont believe that humans started by the millions I believe we started by one thing only When people are racist towards others they are calling themselves this as well I think Oodgeroo is a bit of a hypocrite because most of her poems are about whit people being racist towards Aborigines and in one of her poems called Let us not be bitter she wrote away with bitterness my own dark people in this poem she is saying that they should forget about the past and get on with the future Then most of her other poems she is going on about how the white people gave allot of discrimination and racism towards the black people Oodgeroo takes racism very seriously as most people should she has expressed how she feels in her poetry Oodgeroo has a one way mind about racism though To me it seems that she thinks its just the white people racist towards the Aborigines and thats it but its not white people are towards everyone even other white people and every other race is racist towards the white people it just goes on Oodgeroo is
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