Racism

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?

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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

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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 »

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

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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

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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 »

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

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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

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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 »

An entire Manhattan village owned by black people was destroyed to build Central Park

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Three churches, a school, and dozens of homes were… Heather Gilligan TimeLine When Reverend Christopher Rush laid the cornerstone of the First African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in 1853, he placed in it a time capsule, a box that contained a bible, a hymn book, and… Rush, who escaped slavery and became the second ordained bishop of the… An entire Manhattan… Read More »

Trump and the cycle of dehumanisation

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People rarely respond well to being demeaned and humiliated. Nick Haslam The Conversation When they believe others see them as lesser beings, they react with anger, revenge and distrust. In doing so… Trump and the… Read More »

COMMENT: Racism in Australia: The stats are clear

Racism - SBS

Associate Professor Gawaian Bodkin-Andrews gives us a snapshot of the research on racism against Indigenous peoples since the 1960s. Gawaian Bodkin-Andrews SBS There is no denying it: there has been a considerable and ongoing debate about racism in Australia, especially racism that targets and impacts Indigenous peoples, families, and communities. Ideally, such debates… COMMENT: Racism in… Read More »

We’re doomed by the identity trap, damned when we try to escape

Identity - The Guardian

It’s disheartening that even someone as resilient as Diane Abbott was hounded into defining herself in terms of race and gender Nesrine Malik The Guardian Diane Abbott wrote a powerful article in these pages last week about the hatred she receives. Whatever one thinks… We’re doomed by… Read More »

In Times Square, Protesters Take To The Streets To Say ‘I Am Muslim Too’

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At a rally in New York City’s Times Square on Sunday, protesters filled three city blocks to express solidarity with Muslims. Kat Chow npr The crowd gathered to speak out against President Trump’s executive order — now on hold after a unanimous federal appeals court decision — banning immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries. Organized by the… In Times Square… Read More »