By Anna Haebich,Steve Mickler

He by no means knew his identify, he by no means knew his mom, he by no means knew his relatives, he by no means knew his humans, he by no means knew his kingdom. Born Alice Springs, 4th January, 1973, murdered Perth, 4th January, 1992 … simply because he used to be black. Louis St John Johnson, born Warren Braedon right into a Luritja and Arrernte relatives, used to be taken from his mom in Alice Springs at simply 3 months outdated. regardless of starting to be up with the affection and care of his adoptive relations, Louis was once more and more special by means of university bullies and police for his Aboriginality, and his makes an attempt to discover his traditional relations in Alice Springs have been thwarted by means of forms. jogging domestic on his 19th birthday, Louis was once brutally murdered by means of a bunch of white youths ‘because he used to be black’. This tale captures the darkish center of racism in sleek Australia, and the heritage, executive rules and group attitudes that marked this boy out for a brief life.

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