Say NO to RACISM! Senator BRANDIS proposing license to be a BIGOT?
A person who is utterly intolerant of any differing creed, belief, or opinion is known as a bigot.
Attorney General George Brandis has proposed a repeal to the racial vilification act 18 c, this is the act that makes it unlawful to “offend, insult, humiliate or intimidate” someone because of their race or ethnicity in public.
If these changes take place it will encourage racist abuse in public no matter how unreasonable the comments might be.
Nova Peris, who is the first indigenous woman senator,askedAttorney General George Brandis:"Won't removing 18 C facilitate vilification by bigots?".To this Attorney General George Brandis replied:"People do have a right to be bigots, you know. In a free country, people do have rights to say things that other people find offensive or insulting or bigoted."In my opinion Attorney General George Brandis' view isill-informed about the racism and freedom of speech laws.
When the Attorney-General talks about Australia being free country it is arguable that you are permitted to be a 'bigot' in private where you are away from anyone who might hear you and get offended. Australia is country which initially encourages respect for its multicultural society.
Should public humiliation because of a persons race really be licensed?
For nearly 20 years the racism laws have been protecting people from hatred and humiliation that bigots have to offer and providing justice for those who are affected.
This promotion of racism in the 21st century is just unacceptable and degrading to Australia which is recognized for its diverse ethnicity and multicultural acceptance.
Sign this petition and say NO TO RACISM and NO TO racial vilification 18 c REPEAL!