From an episode of Breakfasters
Why We Might Be Headed for a Race Election: Former Commissioner for Race Discrimination Tim Soutphommasane on Breakfasters
During his time as Race Discrimination Commissioner Tim Soutphommasane experienced a level of hate wherein death threats were a common occurrence. ‘In the first few weeks of being in the job […] I received a death threat in the form of a few sheets of angry scrawl and a picture of myself with a noose around my head.’
It’s these kinds of harrowing experiences that inform his latest book On Hate – a chilling look at the ways hate has shaped our society. In a short interview with the Breakfasters, Tim charts a course through recent political history and explores how we might prevent hate from becoming the cornerstone of our upcoming election.