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Northern Ireland and the Crisis of Anti-RacismRethinking Racism and Sectarianism$
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Chris Gilligan

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780719086526

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719086526.001.0001

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Hate crime

Hate crime

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(p.162) 7 Hate crime
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Northern Ireland and the Crisis of Anti-Racism
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Chris Gilligan

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719086526.003.0007

This chapter examines ‘race hate crime’ policy as an expression of the decline of the emancipatory dynamic of the anti-racism of the 1960s and 1970s. The author makes the case for treating hate crimes as an example of authoritarian multicultural anti-racism that is concerned with social control, rather than human emancipation. The chapter highlights ways in which hate crime policy treats racialised minorities as victims who need state protection. The author argues that hate crime policy is part of the broader erosion of civil liberties that has seen the rise of the prison population in the USA and the creation of Anti-Social Behaviour Orders (ASBOs) and other forms of preventative policing in the UK.

Keywords:   Hate crime, Multicultural crime fighting, Protestant prejudice, Authoritarianism, Social control

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