Australian Critical Race and Whiteness Studies Association (ACRAWSA)
The contributions to this special issue of the ACRAWSA e-journal critically interrogate the interface of Anglo- Australian law and legal systems, race and whiteness. They seek to expose the racialisation of legal discourse and call into question the normative white subject of Anglo-Australian law. Anglo- Australian law obscures the hegemonic function of whiteness through its liberal claims to neutrality, objectivity and rationality, and the promotion of formal, rather than substantive, equality. As in other discursive domains, whiteness operates within law as the invisible norm by which an originary and unquestioned legitimacy is claimed.