Hahaha. I smell a scam. Given the privileges associated to being an abo, it is financially advantageous to be one. So even if you only have one drop of abo blood, it is better to claim to be an abo. Why don’t you wholeheartedly agree with your chum and say that yes, I agree with the abo myth that all races descended from abos. Can I now get my share of the land, and perks I am entitled to?neverfail wrote: ↑Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:14 pmThank you for mentioning that Cassowary.cassowary wrote: ↑Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:48 pm
There are only 50,000 abos in Australia. They are already given special land rights.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aborigi ... _Australia
I must correct your impression of the demographic size however. There are many times more "Abos" than that:
https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/austral ... ustralians
In 2016, an estimated 798,365 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were in Australia, representing 3.3% of the total Australian population (ABS 2018b). The Indigenous population is projected to reach about 1.1 million people by 2031 (ABS 2019).
The vexed question seems to be "who (or what) exactly is an Aboriginal"?
50,000 or less might be a good estimate of the number of full blood Aboriginals (the ones who have no ancestry other than Austaloid forebears) : the rest are comprised of part aboriginals - the majority of whom have less (often far less) than half Australoid ancestry.
They can easily fool you. A full blood Aboriginal has a skin complexion equivalent to that of a Negro, a Dravidian or a Melanesian. But when a pale complexioned Caucasian (i.e. a white person) intermarries with a peson of another race (be that person Negro, Chinese or whatever): even if all of the offsprings/children look white one of the descendents probably a generation or two later is bound to give birth to a baby who is a genetic throwback to the non-white forebear and approximates his/her physical appeaerence. But Australian Aboriginals are unique in that, as long as the descendents of the mixed race intermarriage keep on marrying white spouses, there has never been a known recorded instance where a descendent has been born looking like the full Aboriginal ancester.
Genetically, they blend in just so beautifully with us.
I even have an old Aboriginal university chum who is convinced that it is from her race that my own originally evolved. She may even be right.
So what it means is that we have a lot of part-aboriginals who might have only one of his 8 great grandparents (or even one in 16 of his great-greast grandparents) Aboriginal who look perfectly like white people but are adament that they are Australian aboriginals (like the apprentice concreter who formed the concrete slab in our backyard, for instance).
Some have such pale skins and blond hair that they look like English aristocrats.
P.S. They do have special land rights. These include around 55% of the entire area of the Northern Territory and similarly vast swathes of the state of South Australia. Swathes of land as big as several ave5rage sized European countries put together. If you wish to venture on to any of these lands these days (and you are not a member of any of the tribes to whom these lands have been awarded) you cannot legally do so unless you apply for and receive permission from the local (aboriginal) Land Council.
(So I hope that yuou can see by now Sertorio; you do not know what you are talking about.
Keep intermarrying. When everybody in Australia can claim abo ancestry, it all becomes meaningless.