Changing the criminal law to combat racially motivated violence

Walters, Mark (2006) Changing the criminal law to combat racially motivated violence. In: Racism, religious intolerance and the law. UTS Law Review, 8 . Halstead Press, Sydney, pp. 66-86. ISBN 1920831401

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Recently, I wrote an article in a state newspaper calling for the introduction of hate crime legislation in the wake of the Cronulla riots late last year. In response, I received many emails, letters and phone calls from disgruntled members of the community wishing to convey their utter dismay at what they saw as my pugnaciousness against against White Australians. However, my real fame came when my name was posted on a white nationalist website calling upon members of the community to contact me. Some accused me of attempting to dismantle White Australian society as we know it, while others said I had written a hate filled article that was yet another fierce attack on Australians of European descent. Moreover, what was consistent throughout all who contacted me was their willingness to vocalise their animosity towards Muslim and/or Lebanese Australinas

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Law
Depositing User: Mark Walters
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 18:44
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2012 09:07
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