Video : 2008 Australia apology for eugenics policies of the stolen Aborigines’ generation

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Aborigines who were taken from their families as children in a policy of forced racial assimilation recived a historic apology from Australia’s new government.

Prime minister Kevin Rudd fulfilled an election campaign promise when he stood up in parliament in Canberra, the capital, and said sorry to the so-called Stolen Generation. The Labor leader said the apology would remove a “blight on the nation’s soul” and had the overwhelming support of Australians.

Supporters say it is of similar magnitude to America’s apology in 1988 for interning Japanese citizens during World War II.

About 13,000 people today identify themselves as either members of the Stolen Generation or relatives who were adversely affected by the long-standing policy. Based on the premise that “full-blood” Aborigines were a race headed for extinction, up to 100,000 mixed-race children were taken from their parents between 1910 and 1970. The children, some of them…

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