Indigenous actor Jack Charles again refused taxi in Melbourne in ‘act of racism’ – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Indigenous actor Jack Charles again refused taxi in Melbourne in ‘act of racism’By Stephanie Chalkley-RhodenUpdated 17 minutes ago PHOTO: The actor was showing visiting artists around the city when drivers refused a fare. (ABC News: Rob Sharp)RELATED STORY: Prominent Indigenous elder Jack Charles rejected by taxi againRELATED STORY: The story of Australia’s first Aboriginal political movement returns to CoranderrkMAP: Melbourne 3000Indigenous actor Uncle Jack Charles says he has once again been refused a taxi in Melbourne based on his race, calling the incident embarrassing.The 2015 Senior Victorian Australian of the Year said he was “sitting at home seething” over the incident in Melbourne on Wednesday.Mr Charles spoke out six months ago after he was rejected by taxi drivers twice in one week, including after the Victorian Australian of the Year ceremony.He said this time he was showing some artists visiting from Turkey around Melbourne and teaching them about the local Indigenous history.

Source: Indigenous actor Jack Charles again refused taxi in Melbourne in ‘act of racism’ – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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