In 2018, our country stands at a strange point. Our children are promoting nuanced, adult discourse, whereas we’re relying on schoolyard fare to get our points across.
We may now treasure what Italian migrants gave white Australia, but the relationship was fraught from the get-go.
A refusal to stand for the anthem has braced Australia. In the interest of fairness, let’s take a look at the history of the national anthem, warts and all.
Michael Mohammed Ahmad talks to The Big Smoke about his book, The Lebs, racism, Islamophobia, misinformation, paranoia and the power of art.
The Victoria’s Sudanese crime wave has been a topic of debate. But does it actually anything more than that?
Women are subject to behavioural expectations. If we don’t hold our anger, we’re viewed as “hysterical” or “out of control”, not worthy of what we seek. Serena Williams is merely the latest example of it.
Over on the internet, there’s a theory going around that square dancing secretly possesses an extremely racist past. So, I decided to grab my partner and do-si-do around the malarkey.
It certainly seems that the official line in Australia is a fear of the other. Despite a new government in power, the message remains the same.
The Trump administration’s recent handling of the Omarosa situation shows that modern racism is far more than just the ‘n-word’.
With the racist dog-whistle firmly between their lips, Turnbull and Dutton have set the tone. It’s up to us to ensure our bark is less than our bite.
1968 was a year beset by great division, one that birthed great international protest. If we’re looking to change the world of tomorrow, we should look to yesterday.
Last night, the African gang problem was sensationalised on Seven’s Sunday Night. While many people questioned who the piece was for, well, it was made for people like me.
A recent English article that lavished praised on the well-dressed nature of the modern Nazi is merely the latest example of a rather worrying trend.
Despite my personal opposition, my southern white family has roots in the racial division that split my country.
Donald Glover’s visceral This is America has everyone talking, but as we elevate him, we should not ignore the other voices we deem less worthy. It is time to listen.
Well, Matt Groening finally commented on the Apu scandal, problem is, he doesn’t really understand it.
Well, dearie doo. Overnight, Cambridge Analytica went bankrupt, an educator in Texas made a stupid joke and everyone found a robot rather tasty. Ok.
According to freely available data, it seems that the indigenous youth of this nation are being unfairly targeted by the NSW police.
Despite a whole city rising against his rhetoric, Peter Dutton’s tone is nothing new. In fact, blaming the other is a well worn path in Australian politics.
Recently, the world banded together to support bullying victim Keaton Jones. The fact that Keaton turned out to be a bully is a perfect metaphor for 2017.
The general response to Sam Dastyari being abused is one of shock and disbelief. What it actually represents, is a chance for us to do something we seldom do. Speak up.
As for those people who are set to take the same journey as I did in 1977, I certainly do not envy them.