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 kin, 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 was once 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Braedon right into a Luritja and Arrernte relatives, used to be taken from his mom in Alice Springs at simply 3 months outdated.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 turning out to be up with the affection and care of his adoptive family members, Louis used to be more and more specific by way of institution bullies and police for his Aboriginality, and his makes an attempt to discover his typical kinfolk in Alice Springs have been thwarted via paperwork. jogging domestic on his 19th birthday, Louis was once brutally murdered via a bunch of white youths ‘because he used to be black’. This tale captures the darkish center of racism in glossy Australia, and the background, govt guidelines and group attitudes that marked this boy out for a brief life.

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