Discrimination

The Travel Ban: An Assault on Islam?

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To the Editor: Vipan Chandra The New York Times Re “Trump’s New Ban Halts Travelers From 6 Nations” (front page, March 7): The Trump administration… The Travel Ban… Read More »

Australian report finds disturbing evidence of gender inequality

Inequality - The Guardian

Sex discrimination commissioner Kate Jenkins reveals widespread opposition to advancing equality, despite stark evidence progress is needed Melissa Davey The Guardian Incorrect assumptions are being made that gender equality has been achieved despite disturbing and comprehensive evidence to the contrary, an investigation by Australia’s sex discrimination commissioner, Kate Jenkins, has found. Her findings include… Australian report finds… Read More »

Is Australia racist?

Racism - IA

‘In asking Australians to face up to racism, it appears to be their individual prejudices that concern SBS rather than the structural racism that is built into Australian institutions.’ ~ Emeritus professor Barry Hindess Barry Hindess Independent Australia ON SUNDAY 26 February, Australia’s SBS TV network broadcast Ray Martin’s Is Australia Racist? It is the first… Is Australia… Read More »

Turkey’s Erdogan accuses Germany of ‘Nazism’ amid row over rallies

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan makes a speech during a Women's Day rally in Istanbul, Turkey, March 5, 2017. REUTERS/Murad Sezer - RTS11IUT

What good is it if a man gains great political power but permanently loses his country and its international partners? Barin Kayaoglu Al Monitor Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan might soon find out. Erdogan is running… Turkey’s Erdogan accuses… Read More »

The 18C debate: how frequent are racial discrimination complaints?

18C - The Guardian

Coalition MPs have repeatedly expressed concerns about the way the Racial Discrimination Act could affect free speech. Nick Evershed The Guardian Here is the data on the number of complaints that are actually made A parliamentary committee… The 18C debate… Read More »

Why minority ethnic status matters: A Traveller view

Racism - Irish Times

Ubiquitous racism and the subsequent shaming came to define who we are Rosaleen McDonagh The Irish Times Official acknowledgement of our minority ethnic status signifies a more hopeful future for our community. In the words… Why minority ethnic… Read More »

What Happens When A Country Tries To ‘Deradicalize’ Islamists?

Islamophobia - The DC

So France thought it smart to try and deradicalize the estimated 8,250 hardcore Islamic fundamentalists within its borders. Caleb Stephen The Daily Caller And guess what? It didn’t work… What Happens When… Read More »

Obama’s Legacy: Diss-ent or Diss-respect?

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In the first of three conversations about President Barack Obama’s racial legacy,Code Switch asks how much race or racism drove the way the first black president was treated and how he governed. npr Did the president misjudge the state of race relations in America? Real talk about… Obama’s Legacy: Diss-ent… Read More »

Xenophobic violence in the ‘Rainbow’ nation

South Africa - Al Jazeera

In the post-apartheid South Africa, resurgence of xenophobic violence is a symptom of the deep leadership deficit. Jean Pierre Misago Al Jazeera News For the fourth consecutive week now, South Africa is witnessing what many analysts call a “resurgence” of xenophobic violence in parts of Johannesburg and Pretoria, the country’s capital city. The reality is… Xenophobic violence in… Read More »

Our greatest peril? Screening ourselves off from reality

Humanity - The Guardian

Immersed in life online like the followers of 4chan or PewDiePie, we start to imagine that nothing matters – even racism, misogyny and resurgent fascism George Monbiot The Guardian Everything is possible. Nothing is possible… Our greatest peril… Read More »

On hate crimes, presidential silence is complicity

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REST ASSURED, everybody: President Trump is “deeply disappointed” over the escalating nationwide reports of anti-Semitic bomb threats. Renée Graham Boston Globe “Deeply disappointed” is an appropriate reaction when the local coffee shop runs out of your favorite cranberry muffins. It is not, however… On hate crimes… Read More »

How racism and a lack of diversity can harm productivity in our workplaces

Racism - The Conversation

Beyond the requirement for diversity management and training in workplaces, Australian businesses also need to grapple with implicit racial bias and discrimination. Yin Paradies and Amanuel Elias The Conversation A review of multiple studies indicates exposure to racism is detrimental to performance. This is due… How racism and… Read More »

Citizenship as commodity: Free movement for the rich

Brexit - Al Jazeera

The world is becoming a playground for the rich, as governments work towards putting a price on citizenship. Richard Seymour Al Jazeera News Citizenship is one thing that is never supposed to depend on how much money you have. The sheer luck… Citizenship as commodity… Read More »

18C debate: Racist speech law could be eased

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull arrives for Question Time in the House of Representatives at Parliament House in Canberra, Monday, Feb. 27, 2017. (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas) NO ARCHIVING

A parliamentary inquiry into changing race hate speech laws will suggest changes to the Racial Discrimination Act. SBS Race hate laws could be changed to ban speech that harasses or intimidates people, but the decision to push for it will be up to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. A parliamentary inquiry… 18C debate: Racist… Read More »

Race And The Death Penalty: How Stereotyping Almost Killed A Black Man In America

Crime - New Matilda

A decision handed down in the United States late last week has shone a spotlight on the issue of racial bias against defendants of colour, writes Stephen Keim and Luke Craske. Stephen Keim and Luke Craske New Matilda In its decision in Buck v Davis, the United States Supreme Court has held that for counsel to lead evidence indicating that a client is more likely to commit future acts of violence because of his race, this does, in fact, violate that… ... Read More »

Law protects women by guarding innocent unborn

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Thirty-one years ago in the District Court, Justice Fred McGuire interpreted the Queensland Criminal Code to allow abortion to be performed in cases where there is a serious danger to the physical or mental health of a woman. Julie Borger On Line Opinion There is no need to change existing Queensland legislation, as no woman has ever been jailed for or even convictedof an illegal abortion in the 118 years the law has been in place. And it cannot… Law ... Read More »