Stop 10: Black Lives Matter: Black Deaths in Custody Since 1991 – Danny Eastwood

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This cartoon is titled 'Black Lives Matter: Black Deaths in Custody Since 1991' by Danny Eastwood, The Koori Mail, 7th April 2021. 

Against the background of a red, black and yellow Aboriginal flag, an Aboriginal woman and man in green uniforms lie sprawled in the flag's red bottom half, puddled outlines surrounding them. In the flag's black top half, white text reads, "Black lives matter. Black deaths in custody since 1991." The number "450+" appears in red inside the flag’s yellow circle.

Label text: 2021 marked the 30th anniversary of the report of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. Bereaved communities have criticised the limited implementation of the Royal Commission’s recommendations. Eastwood’s strong imagery captures this sentiment.