An Aboriginal perspective on political correctness

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Angelina Hurley

It’s not funny to us – First Nations writer Angelina Hurley takes an Aboriginal perspective on political correctness and humour.

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I am from Queensland. Unfortunately, from personal experience I know racism well. An early recollection of this was at six years old, my first sporting event at a new school.

About the author

Angelina Hurley is an Aboriginal woman from Brisbane, Australia. Her heritage is of Jagera, Gooreng Gooreng, Mununjali, Birriah and Kamilaroi descent. She is the daughter of renowned Aboriginal visual artist Ron Hurley. Her writing debuted with her short film Aunty Maggie and the Womba Wakgun, 2009.

A Fulbright Indigenous Scholar in 2011, she's undertaking a Doctoral study at Griffith University, entitled Pointing the Funny Bone: Blak Comedy and Aboriginal Cultural Perspectives on Humour, and writing an Aboriginal comedy television series. Angelina is also co-host of the popular radio show Wild Black Women with Dr Chelsea Bond on Brisbane's 98.9fms Let's Talk Program.