The federal court dismissed claims brought under the Racial Discrimination Act against three Queensland University of Technology students under section 18C.
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The time is right for a crash course on section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act, its exemptions and the powers of the Australian Human Rights Commission.
A joke isn’t just a joke.
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.
Cory Bernardi is set to introduce a private member’s bill to reform Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act.
The Constitution’s external affairs power does not support Section 18C. And the section also impermissibly infringes the implied freedom of political communication.
Despite more than three in every four refugees from South Sudan reporting experience of discrimination, a similar proportion remain positive about their new lives in Australia.
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.
The Cannon Street All-Stars watch from the stands at the 1955 Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
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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.
How fast can it get here?
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Algorithms can discriminate, even when their designers don't intend that to happen. But they also can make detecting bias easier.
While there are legitimate grounds for critique of Section 18C, David Leyonhjelm’s ‘test’ case is not the ideal candidate.
David Leyonhjelm's complaint over being called an 'angry white male' could showcase the difficulty in launching a successful action under Section 18C and undermine an argument in support of repeal.
While most people would assume being the victim of racism can’t be good for us, being a perpetrator of racism is also bad for our health.
In highlighting the importance of retaining section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act, shadow attorney general Mark Dreyfus said racial discrimination can make people sick.
Why race-conscious policies matter.
Three scholars reflect on the Supreme Court decision in the Fisher case and why institutions need to consider race.
Like any other player, Robinson needed to earn his spot on the Montreal Royals’ roster.
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Much has been written about Robinson’s first major league game. Far less is known about the first integrated spring training game in Florida.
When would-be renters enquire about a property, their ethnicity can make a significant difference to how the agent responds.
An experiment compared the experience of Anglo, Indian and Muslim Middle Eastern "renters" looking for housing. The differences in how they were treated were significant.
People queue up outside the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC to hear the case of Fisher v University of Texas, Austin.
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As the affirmative action case comes up before the US Supreme Court again, the question being asked is how much diversity is enough?
Rosa Parks was a hero in the fight against segregation ... but she was just one of many.
South African rugby coach Heyneke Meyer sings the national anthem at the World Cup.
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South Africa's rugby administrators are facing increased criticism for their failure to shed its white image. The tone of the debate is different this time, amid growing protests against inequality.
Nobody wants to talk about it.
Research shows that patient care suffers when minority ethnic healthcare staff are unfairly treated.
Last Saturday, presidential hopefuls Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley were booed and heckled by liberal activists at a town hall discussion at the Netroots Nation annual conference. Why would attendees…
What’s a better strategy: cast a wide net or tailor it narrowly?
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Past hiring discrimination appears to lead African Americans to cast a wide net, while women tend to seek out roles historically associated with their gender.
Expected tip size isn’t the only thing that influences the quality of service.
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Blacks and Hispanics do tip, on average, less than whites. But research shows waiters aren't only motivated by economics when they offer inferior service.
Systems of oppression have much in common.
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Racial inequality in America has its parallel in caste inequality in India. What can the world's two largest democracies learn from each other?
Self-identifying as black is anyone’s right, but the lies are what do the most damage.
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Blacks need allies, not avatars.