Perspectives on Race

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Racist E-mails in Australia

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About 100 Australian police officers are being investigated for circulating racist and pornographic e-mails via the internal police e-mail system, and one of the officers involved in the scandal has committed suicide. The investigation in Victoria state follows an independent citizens group report last week that police in the state capital Melbourne have targeted, taunted and beaten African teens, accusing the department of having a “culture of racism.” The police chief commissioner  refused to elaborate on the content of the e-mails but  stated that none of it was illegal but all of it was offensive and in breach of department policy. It’s sad that police officers are using the power of their badges and uniforms to perform racists acts. The people who have sworn to protect citizens are the ones placing citizens in harm’s way. This article shows that racism is not only alive in the United States but also in other parts of the world.

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Written by taishae

April 10, 2010 at 9:31 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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