Australian Indigenous TV host quits program over racist backlash

By Rod Mcguirk  THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CANBERRA, Australia (AP)- Prominent Australian Indigenous journalist Stan Grant quit television hosting duties on Monday in response to online racist abuse over his comments during King Charles III’s coronation about historic Aboriginal dispossession. Grant, a member of the Wiradjuri tribe of Indigenous Australians and former international correspondent for U.S.-based CNN, said at the end of Australian Broadcasting Corp.’s weekly national panel discussion program “Q+A,” that he was “stepping away for a little while” because his soul was hurting. “To those who have abused me and my family, I would just say: If your aim was to hurt me, well, you’ve succeeded,” Grants said. “I’m sorry that I must have given you so much cause to hate me so much, to target me and my…

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