New Zealand was supposed to be different. It was a place one could escape to when the ugliness of elsewhere overcame me. But, sadly, no-one where is different.
This morning, the internet outed Liam Neeson as a racist. However, I don’t blame him, I blame the environment he was raised in, and the culture today that doesn’t see the difference between innocence and guilt.
The strip search of an aboriginal elder on a busy public street has revealed a growing trend in the way the NSW police handle certain members of the public.
Tom Lutz is a man of many talents, but it is his iconoclastic nous, particularly in analysing his confused homeland that stands tall.
There’s been nothing but kind words for The Book of Mormon, but upon seeing it, I’m wondering if we’re missing something important.
The Toronto mayoral race went according to plan. However, the third-place finisher garnered all the attention. This is Faith Goldy’s world.
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.