Doing ads for Chicken Tikka subs. Being told you 'scream SBS'. When you've experienced the white bias of our cultural industries, watching Waleed Aly and Lee Lin Chin vie for the Gold Logie is a delicious prospect.
Turns out, the way we see ethnic diversity may have more to do with prejudice than facts.
There's clearly a growing enthusiasm for the sport but our experts crunched the numbers to see if this is just more middle-aged men in lycra (Mamils).
A parish council's decision to charge parkrunners for using their parks may seem like a storm in a tea cup – but it's an important test case.
Social media is notoriously unsuitable for population studies, but these researchers have found a way to make the bias work in their favour.
The ‘Lose Yourself in Melbourne’ ad was onto something: instead of being directed to the fastest or shortest route, some people might want to take a diverting detour.
'It's Easy to Lose Yourself in Melbourne', Tourism Victoria
If smart cities run on big data and algorithms that channel only 'relevant' information and opinions to us, how do we maintain the diversity of ideas and possibilities that drives truly smart cities?
Universities expose students to difference, providing them with a unique opportunity to learn from others.
Universities have an important role to play in developing students’ ability to engage successfully across different cultures and experiences.
Successful group outcomes aren’t guaranteed by the simple recipe of ‘Just add diversity.’
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The relationship between social science research and advocates and policymakers is undermined if they cherry-pick evidence that supports their goals, ignoring the wider field.
Jackson Heights possesses an abundance of diverse cuisine.
Frederick Wiseman's documentary 'In Jackson Heights' explores the joys, struggles, victories and defeats of one of the most diverse communities in the country.
Barbies now come in all shapes, sizes and colours – but the history of the doll shows it’s business as usual for Mattel.
Barbie has a forgotten history of changing in response to market pressures. Are her multiple new bodies ushering in an era of ethical body inclusiveness, or is Mattel just shifting deckchairs on the Titanic?
Everyone ticks multiple demographic boxes.
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No one is only their sex or only their race or only their sexual orientation. Social psychologists are starting to investigate how people of multiple minority groups are perceived.
The problems of diversity are deeply rooted, extending beyond an annual awards show.
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Underneath the sheen of the Oscars is an arcane organization that's historically sought to consolidate power.
A student faces off with a policeman in riot gear. Private security forces on campuses are a show of dominance and control.
The way in which one group of South African student protesters has acted and engaged with university managers shows how valuable a feminist approach to protest can be.
Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has engaged fans on, among other things, how to pronounce Voldemort’s name.
JK Rowling should have stated clearly in her books the nature of the characters rather than doing so after their publication through, for example, media interviews.
Something seems to be missing in the Australian art world.
French Street theatre company performing at the Santiago a Mil International Theatre Festival - Ivan Alvarado/Reuters
Diversity is a vital part of a thriving art sector, yet only 8% of professional Australian artists come from a non-English speaking background. How can we beat "diversity fatigue"?
Does the diversity of your local school reflect your local area?
Rather than being microcosms of the community, schools are increasingly divided by class and ethnicity.
Who is responsible for today’s campus troubles?
On Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, five educators reflect on recent campus protests and describe concrete actions universities can take to bring opportunity to all.
Students are demanding more diverse faculty.
Many students arrive at college without ever having a non-white teacher. Professors of color can inspire higher order thinking and analysis.
They’re back … with some iffy casting.
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Is Benedict Cumberbatch's character, All, an unwelcome stereotype?
To position itself as a leader in innovation, Australian business will have to be more diverse.
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A national innovation agenda is bound to undershoot its promise if R&D is not inherently embraced by the top ranks of corporate Australia.