Anonymous said: Hey idk if y'all knew but "aboriginal" is a slur. It means abnormal original. I just found out in my Pan African studies class when we were going over (I refuse to say his name) that classified us into "Caucasoid", "Mongoloid", "Negroid" (notice how the others are based on real places... this guy is the very reason we call ourselves white, black, brown, etc today). I'm glad he's dead.
It does? It’s in the appropriate terms for indigenous Australians list. I guess I’ll google it for more elaboration.
It is not a slur when referring to Aboriginal or Indigenous Australians. But always capitalise the ‘A’ or ‘I’.
Also the word itself doesn’t have anything to do with abnormality - ‘ab origine’ means ‘from the beginning’ in Latin.