From John Ray's shorter notes

3 January, 2022

ANOTHER white "Aborigine"

There is NOTHING about her appearance that is Aboriginal.  But she apparently has some remote Aboriginal ancestry.  So what? Two of my remote ancestors were convicts.  Does that make me a criminal?  Remote ancestry is irrelevant

Her actual ancestry is obviously from the British Isles overwhelmingly.  She would have a much stronger and more realistic claim by saying she is British

An Indigenous influencer has hit back at internet trolls accusing her of pretending to be Aboriginal because of her light skin and blue eyes - saying 'it doesn't matter how much milk you put in coffee, it's always going to be coffee'.

Kate Maree Cooper, a 22-year-old TikTok star from central New South Wales, posted a scathing reply to people questioning her heritage on social media on Thursday morning.

She responded to a comment after a user accused her of 'thinking she's Indigenous... but just isn't', saying it was unjustified and hurtful.

'It's not ok, I identify as an Aboriginal woman,' she said.

Kate, who has amassed nearly 370,000 followers on TikTok, said she's a proud member of the Wirdajuri mob, Indigenous Australians from central NSW.

She regularly posts content referring to her Aboriginal roots, and says her appearance shouldn't take away from her traditions. 

'Just because I have fairer skin, blue eyes and dye my hair blonde, doesn't take away that I'm Aboriginal,' she said.

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