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Black and Proud: Racism in Sport
On 17 April 1993, Indigenous AFL player Nicky Winmar raised his St Kilda jersey and pointed out the colour of his skin to the Collingwood fans that had taunted him throughout the match. That photograph, and his accompanying statement, ‘I’m black and I’m proud to be black,’ became an iconic moment in AFL history, forcing many in the sporting arena to analyse their attitude towards race.
Authors Matthew Klugman and Gary Osmond assess the legacy of this photograph in their book Black and Proud, using it as a jumping off point to scrutinise racism in sport, and the wider implications of black and white relations in Australian society. Dr Osmond, from the University of Queensland, examines what has changed, with a panel including former St Kilda/Brisbane AFL player (and Magarey medal winner) Gilbert McAdam, Dr Sean Gorman from the Centre for Aboriginal Studies at Curtin University, and host Angela Pippos.