Australian files formal complaint against Scrabble owner Mattel over racist ...

Aboriginal activist files a formal complaint against Scrabble for allowing racist slurs as playable words in the popular board game Aboriginal activist is calling for Scrabble to remove racist terms from the game Darwin man Dr Stephen Hagan complained to the human rights commission He previously campaigned against Coon Cheese, which changed its name

By Alana Tindale For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 23:58 GMT, 6 January 2021 | Updated: 00:00 GMT, 7 January 2021

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An Aboriginal activist has formally complained to the Australian human rights body about racist slurs allowed in Scrabble games. 

Dr Stephen Hagan, from Darwin, has filed the complaint against Mattel Inc, asking them to remove 'abo', 'coon' and 'boong' from Scrabble's dictionary of playable words.

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'Scrabble needs to fall in line with the 21st Century. They no longer cater just for a white Australia,' Dr Hagan told Daily Mail Australia.  

Dr Stephen Hagan (pictured) complained against racist slurs in the Scrabble dictionary (AAP)

Dr Stephen Hagan (pictured) complained against racist slurs in the Scrabble dictionary (AAP)

Aboriginal activist Stephen Ragan wants Scrabble to remove all offensive terms (Stock image)

Aboriginal activist Stephen Ragan wants Scrabble to remove all

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