For many years one of the most significant ideals in the world has been to guarantee social equality. People have been treated differently because of their cultural backgrounds, gender, disabilities and other personal reasons. Luckily, this situation is noticeable better in many countries, but are we aware of the situations in other parts of the world? Through modern films and literature we have the opportunity to learn more about this worldwide theme, and to become more aware of the social inequality in other cultures, past or present.
To find a good example to such mistreatment, we are not forced to go back more than 50 years. From the late 19th century to the end of the 1960s, Aboriginal children in Australia were forcibly removed from their parents by the Australian government and placed in institutions, orphanages, missions or with white foster families. Only because of their cultural background, these women and men were said to be awful parents. The children were placed far enough away from their family to make contact impossible, and they tried to make them more like themselves. They stole a whole generation.