Racial Discrimination Is About All Of Us

28th April, 2014By Michelle Lovegrove

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Repealing Sections 18C and 18D of the Racial Discrimination Act

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A proposed repeal and rewrite of four sections of the Racial Discrimination Act is being promoted by the government as protecting people against racial vilification for the first time.

However, increasing numbers of community members say they disagree, and have asked - why remove legal protections on racial vilification, and allow media and other public realm commentators to say what they like, when they like and how they like?

And why is all that linked to someone's race?

One community member who decided to do something is Michael Nolan.

Michael's a young man who lives in Melbourne and has struggled to find his own sense of identity in an mixed-culture family, where one culture was demeaned based on the colour of skin, and "difference".

Michael's set up a petition via the community website Community Run - to Stop Changes to Racial Discrimination Law

 

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