‘Racist to its core’: Outrage as Aussie nurses must announce their ‘white privilege’ before treating Indigenous patients

Australian nurses are being subject to a new ‘racist’ policy which demands they announce their ‘white privilege’ before treating Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander patients.

White nurses and midwives have been forced to acknowledge their privileged upbringing in the name of ‘cultural safety’ – a move which has been slammed as ‘racist to its core’.

The term ‘white privilege’ defines the unearned social and cultural advantages awarded to people with white skin which are not enjoyed by people of colour or non-white backgrounds.

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