The priority should be keeping bigotry at bay

BY VIC ALHADEFF

ABC, The Drum
March 26, 2014

Freedom of speech should never mean giving one the freedom to abuse others on the basis of race. And the likelihood of that happening in our country has just increased, writes Vic Alhadeff.

During my career as a newspaper editor, I kept a faded cutting pinned to the noticeboard above my desk.

Easily overlooked, it was insignificant amidst the maelstrom of articles, photographs and Post-it notes littering the canvass of my journalistic universe, each claiming attention for legitimate reasons.

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