As the US example shows, freedom of religion should not be allowed to morph into the right to discriminate.
What are the race-related struggles that African-American students experience throughout their school years? Here's the story of Tyrone.
The beach lies at the edges of the country, and can feel like another place entirely. French hand-wringing over Muslim dress for paddling should make us look again at our own attitudes.
States do not record the structural violence of racism as part of crime statistics. But this invisible violence has driven some people to self-harm. It has also masked forms of suicide.
The success of para-athletes at the Paralympics is helping to change perceptions of those with disabilities.
South Sudanese living in the ACT are facing racism when job seeking and can't get employment in roles for which they have professional qualifications.
Misunderstandings about the gender pay gap diminish the importance of its impact, so it's time to explain the different ways it's measured.
Disparagement humor makes a punchline out of a marginalized group. Racist or sexist jokes, for instance, aren't just harmless fun – psychologists find they can foster discrimination.
The debate around amending Section 18C is a furphy: the law is there to guard against the most-damaging vilification, and very few cases end up in court.
Almost 70 years after Indian independence, tribes once classed as criminals are still fighting for their freedom.
Teachers in South Africa need far more high quality professional development, policy direction and support to take social cohesion from concept to classroom
With tensions already high, telling Muslim women not to dress a certain way at the beach will only make things worse.
The growing problem of pregnancy discrimination has received barely any attention on the campaign trail or among researchers, possibly because it disproportionately affects poor women.
While 60-77% of migrants of African origin and 59% of Indigenous Australians report experience of discrimination in the Scanlon Foundation survey of Australian attitudes, optimism endures.
Charleston's Cannon Street YMCA All-Stars thought they'd have a chance to compete for a spot in the coveted Little League World Series. But South Carolina's Little League director had other ideas.
Algorithms can discriminate, even when their designers don't intend that to happen. But they also can make detecting bias easier.
Sport remains “one of the last bastions of cultural and institutional homophobia” in Western societies. But there is progress.
Children with albinism are teased and physically bullied by classmates who don't understand their condition. They withdraw from learning – and many ultimately leave school early.
Section 18C is limited in scope, and it would thus be wrong to claim that free speech carte blanche is under threat.
In the past internal migrants were feared and mistreated by law.