Reply To: Firebirds ‘missed an opportunity’ by benching Jemma Mi Mi in Indigenous Round

Reply To: Firebirds ‘missed an opportunity’ by benching Jemma Mi Mi in Indigenous Round2020-09-22T17:12:37+10:00

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montyb
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I seriously feel like the firebirds were in a catch 22 here. Play Mimi and it would be critiqued as ‘tokenism’ given the stats suggest Dunkley is doing better at WA. If the league is committed to cultural representation in their squads then they need to mandate this through affirmative action. Playing the one and only indigenous player ‘just’ because its indigenous round undermines the purpose.

NZ is far of Aus in this sense – we have a rnage of affirmative action protocols to ensure our med schools, our organisational boards, our parliament etc all better proportionally reflect our communities.

Its simply unfair to make this the firebirds problem if other clubs aren’t under scrutiny for their complete lack of indigenous representation.