This title was first published in 2003. Militant racism is concerned with antagonism and hostility associated with racist activity. Within a society it is expressed by material that may stir up racial hatred and/or discrimination. It can also be seen on the streets and, indeed, the alleged racist criminality orchestrated by militant gangs. After examining the possible causes of militant racism and its effects, this book considers the new laws designed to tackle racially-motivated crime found in the 1998 Crime and Disorder Act. A central theme of the book is the balance between freedom of expression and penalizing racially-offensive expression.
'Overt, militant racism attracts headlines but much less thoughtful consideration of its control has been published than exists in respect of civil liability for discrimination. This book is a balanced and informed discussion, by an author with long direct experience, of the problems posed by the imposition of criminal penalties in this area.' Professor R.W. Rideout, formerly University College London, UK '…stimulates an interesting debate, based upon realistic perspective and possibilities.' The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice
Contents: Introduction - tackling militant racism; Action by local authorities; Racist speech and literature; 'Say no to racism' - part one: the legal options for change; 'Say no to racism' - part two: a counter-message; A counter-message - education and the general will; Racial motivation and hostility; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.
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