Andrew Dodd at The Drum – “The Bolt decision will have implications for us all”

In essence this case was lost on this point – the belief by the judge that ‘people should be free to fully identify with their race without fear of public disdain or loss of esteem for so identifying’.

@Robcorr retorts via twitter:

Nonsense. The case was lost because Andrew Bolt imputed that some people are too fair-skinned to be genuine Aboriginal people, that those people choose to falsely identify as Aboriginal for personal gain, and that fair-skinned Aboriginal people were likely to be “offended, insulted, humiliated or intimidated”.

Unfortunately, it seems that Dodd hasn’t bothered reading the full judgment before condemning it

The full text of the judgement can be read here.

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