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This book examines the impact of racist government legislation and policies upon the indigenous people of Australia over the last 200 years. Anne Pattel-Gray contends that racism in Australia is rooted in the long and corrupt relationship between government and church. The persistence of racism in every area of Australian society is documented, from government to schools to courts to churches, and the illusory humanitarian and human rights stances of both isntitutions are here exposed. Pattel-Gray argues that racism is an endemic and chronic problem that must be addressed and solved, Her book defines and clarifies racist terminology and language, reviews historical and contemporary expressions of Australian racism, and assesses both the concept and the recent process of reconciliation in Australia.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780788501333
ISBN-10: 078850133X
Format: Paperback
(230mm x 153mm x 19mm)
Pages: 328
Imprint: Scholars Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1998
Country of Publication: United States


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