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After decades of activism, the scales are finally tipping against the St Nicholas Day tradition of Black Pete.
Rosa Parks is fingerprinted by police after refusing to give up her seat.
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How far we've really come since two very different individuals took a stand against racism 60 years ago.
The understandable outrage at neo-Nazis rallying for Trump shouldn't distract from the complex realities of American racism.
A woman arrives for Nelson Mandela’s memorial. The idea of a rainbow nation has been futile.
Despite the noble goals of the new South Africa and its ideals of racial harmony, racial tensions remain a major problem in the country. Prejudice and bigotry persists even in universities.
There is consistent high-level agreement with the proposition that ‘multiculturalism has been good for Australia’ across Scanlon Foundation surveys.
The 2016 Scanlon Foundation survey provides grounds for caution in applying overseas comparisons to shifts in Australian public opinion.
It is a myth that children don’t notice difference or ‘see’ race.
By four years, children have already begun to internalise bias and stereotypes. Yet research shows teachers and parents are often uncomfortable or unsure about talking to children about cultural difference.
What drew white voters to Donald Trump?
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Exit polling shows that Hillary Clinton actually won the poor and working class vote. If “Make America Great Again” wasn’t fueled by an angry underclass, what powered it?
Hateful movements were able to grow in the early 20th century because the centre right let it happen.
Mahatma Gandhi figurine at Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum in Vienna.The call to remove his statute from the University of Ghana has reignited debate about his legacy.
Mahatma Gandhi is one of the most influential personalities in history, celebrated for his advocacy of non-violent resistance. But his dark side is now receiving increased attention.
Hillary Clinton walks off the national political stage on Nov. 9, 2016.
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Overt discrimination based on race is discouraged in American society. But the bar is lower when it comes to gender bias. The 2016 election is a good case study.
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.
President Barack Obama entering the Oval Office. Americans have not come to terms with deep racial fissures, despite electing a black president.
Since the future is so uncertain, South Africa's best response to Trump's election is to learn the lessons of its causes.
Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton in the US presidential election defied almost all predictions.
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Swinburne political scientist Bryan Cranton looks at why so many experts got the US Election so wrong
What has the ‘Trump effect’ been on children?
At this time, researchers cannot prove a direct relationship. But social learning theory shows that people learn from one another, via observation, imitation and modeling.
Mixed neighbourhoods won't necessarily make people friendlier.
Who’s he listening to?
Trump has given extremists a high-profile stage, but in the process exposed them to the disinfecting sunlight.
Racism, political agenda of Jakarta governor opponents in the upcoming gubernatorial race, and discontent from the urban poor over Purnama’s policy on forced evictions all factor in the protest turnout in addition to religious motives.
The reality of the November 4 rally in Jakarta is much more complex than growing Islamic radicalism in Indonesia.
Outside the courthouse in Charleston, South Carolina.
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Two major trials in the killings of black victims in South Carolina start this week. Learn about the state's past and present struggle with racial violence in this roundup.
A more nuanced approach is needed to what upsets or disturbs people.
What does it take to be rightfully described as a racist?
A lack of clarity around the meaning of 'racism' leads to the word being used promiscuously.