The indigenous rights activist who campaigned against the Coon cheese brand name is now calling for Pauls to rename its ‘Smarter White’ milk.
“Aboriginal people are saying that there’s an inference that it’s for smart, white people, not for smart, black people,” Hagan told Daily Mail Australia.
“There’s a lot of Aboriginal people who take offence, who don’t drink that milk because of the interference that it’s ‘smarter white’.”
Hagan added that lots of Aboriginals had raised the issue with him.
“I recall having conversations with people who don’t buy that because of the connotation ‘white people are smart’,” he said.
“A lot of people have raised it with me: they asked the question about the Smarter White milk – ‘Why couldn’t it just be Smarter Milk? Why does it need to put the ‘white’ in there?
“If enough people want to bring it to my attention, I’m happy to write a letter to the owners of Pauls and say, ‘Look, will you consider changing the name?’.”
Should the name be changed?