Xavier Rudd has been the latest Australian to lend his voice to the racism debate currently engulfing the nation. He has released and impassioned video speech and also, together with his band The United Nations, has unveiled a new song titled ‘Shame‘. The Slow and catchy tune delves deep into Australia’s chequered past when it comes to racism and is available for free download via the sound cloud link below. Rudd who is a known activist for indigenous rights also added this quote via a video post, “The racist currents that have run through this country since colonisation need to be stamped out forever. Issues like the current Adam Goodes debacle are a worldwide embarrassment for this country. I spent time with Adam at a reconciliation conference in Melbourne and not only is he a great leader on and off the footy field, he is a beautiful humble being who would like nothing more than for all people to learn and grow together as Australians of all ancestral backgrounds. Racism is not natural; it is a condition, an evil thread passed through the generations from a dark and fragile time. It effects everybody of all bloodlines and eats away at us like a disease.”
Xavier Rudd is touring through regional Victoria over the next couple of months.