New research shows mainstream media outlets are failing to report issues of cultural diversity with enough breadth and depth.
Malaysian-born Tan, from Victoria, who has most recently been Director of Multicultural Engagement at Swinburne University of Technology, replaces Tim Soutphommasane, who in August completed his term.
Journalists should mind their language.
While the Kremlin rages at supposed crackdowns on Russian speakers abroad, it's rolling out a programme of linguistic homogenisation at home.
The only way forward is a more inclusive unionism that reflects the diverse and multicultural nature of the UK.
University students don't always mix outside their own area of study or cultural cliques. But that can change with a little encouragement, and food helps.
Those four words have multiple layers of meaning. How young Aussies answered depended on multiple factors, such as the colour of their skin, family ties and where they live geographically.
Employees with more than one cultural identity can help improve an organization’s performance.
Encouraging other languages in the classroom won't lead to 'anarchy'.
Australia has no policy designating English as the official language, but an explicit 'English first' policy for shop signs would treat speakers of every other language as second-class citizens.
First and second-generation immigrants perform well in many Canadian provinces that take an "accommodation" approach.
Chinatown Haymarket has emerged as an evolving site where Asian urban modernity is introduced into Sydney.
A survey of British adults shows they have different views on different Asian groups.
While Islamophobic acts in Paris mainly take place in public institutions, in London they're mainly on the street or on public transport.
Social and economic inequality is a serious threat to the sustainability of liberal democracy. It cannot be addressed by declaring that identity claims are democratically suspect.
Michael Mohammed Ahmad's novel The Lebs is a realistic portrayal of teenage boys in Western Sydney.
Stigma about black or African hair reflects deep-seated politics around race and history.
Australia has had a large influx of skilled migrants in recent decades. Better educated and more highly paid than past generations of migrants, they are also creating a different sort of community.
Jihyun Park escaped North Korea and is now living in Manchester. But how to explain her scars to her children? Or why they can't call their relatives still living in North Korea?
We need to educate ourselves daily if we aspire to live peacefully in a multicultural society.