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 kingdom. 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 family members, was once taken from his mom in Alice Springs at simply 3 months previous. regardless of becoming up with the affection and care of his adoptive family members, Louis used to be more and more specified via tuition bullies and police for his Aboriginality, and his makes an attempt to discover his usual kin in Alice Springs have been thwarted via paperwork. jogging domestic on his 19th birthday, Louis used to be brutally murdered by way 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 neighborhood attitudes that marked this boy out for a brief life.

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