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Australia Says “Sorry”

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd read a 361-word apology to the aboriginal people of Australia today for his country’s history of forced assimilation, a policy which removed aborigine children from their homes and gave them to white parents. 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 ...

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