Human Rights & Human Wrongs

A Life Confronting Racism

By Colin Tatz

Racism crushes bodies and souls. In Human Rights and Human Wrongs, Colin Tatz - a world authority on racial conflict and abuse, a key figure in Indigenous Studies in Australia, and an author of major works on genocide, Aboriginal youth suicide, and Aboriginal and Islander sporting achievements - tells his personal story. Born and educated in South Africa, Tatz worked to expose and oppose that nation's centuries-old apartheid regimes before leaving for what he thought would be a more enlightened nation, only to find in Australia striking parallels of that other dismal universe. As a researcher, writer, and activist, he has dedicated his life to confronting what people do to other's on the basis of their race or ethnicity, yet he also relates here how alienation, how his Jewishness, and how an intriguing problem with food have been, for him, propelling forces. Colin Tatz's story - ranging from Southern Africa to Australia, as well as New Zealand, Canada, and Israel - is an important one for all who are genuinely interested in the struggle to achieve social justice for minorities and marginalized peoples. *** "This book successfully engages the reader in the author's engrossing and complex journey from childhood and his lifelong struggles against racism. The narrative touches upon extreme examples of that struggle in the twentieth century. It is scholarly, deeply personal and infused with humanism, warmth and humour." - Dr. Ross Mellick, +61J, May 2015 (Series: Biography) [Subject: Autobiography, History, Australian Studies, Jewish Studies, Racial Studies, Human Rights]

402 pages

Publication Date: 4/20/2015
Format: Ebooks
ISBN: 9781922235695

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