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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 relations, he by no means knew his humans, he by no means knew his nation. 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Warren Braedon right into a Luritja and Arrernte kin, used to be taken from his mom in Alice Springs at simply 3 months outdated. regardless of transforming into up with the affection and care of his adoptive kin, Louis was once more and more distinct by way of institution bullies and police for his Aboriginality, and his makes an attempt to discover his usual relations in Alice Springs have been thwarted through forms. jogging domestic on his 19th birthday, Louis used to be brutally murdered by means of a gaggle of white youths ‘because he used to be black’. This tale captures the darkish center of racism in smooth Australia, and the heritage, govt regulations and neighborhood attitudes that marked this boy out for a quick life.

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