At the film premiere of Suffragette, Sisters Uncut’s Dead Women Can’t Vote campaigners protested against Britain’s domestic violence policies by featuring the colours of the Women’s Social and Political Union.
When Meryl Streep and the stars of the upcoming film Suffragette donned t-shirts emblazoned with the quote "I'd rather be a rebel than a slave," they reignited a contentious debate in feminism.
Fanfiction: all it takes is to imagine a story beyond the canonical work.
Fanfiction is nebulous, confusing and often mocked. It's also explosively popular. So what is it?
Ah, Twitter. So quick to bear arms in righteous indignation. But so quick, too, to forget. This week “the internet”, which term has usurped what used to be known as “public opinion”, is upset about some…
Music is culturally - and not racially - ingrained.
It seems that different races listen to different music, but it is actually culture and value that determines this, not skin colour.
Anthony Horowitz's comments about the actor recall many euphemisms used to put Black people down.
The biopic Straight Outta Compton tells the story of rise and fall of Los Angeles rap group NWA.
Though they presented themselves as hardened gangsters, the only rap sheets NWA had were notebooks full of song lyrics.
Letter from a Birmingham Jail - 1963
Jason C Tillmann
One year on from Ferguson, the message of Martin Luther King's Letter from a Birmingham Jail could not be more relevant.
While Adam Goodes is the public face of the debate, almost any Indigenous Australian can speak of the day-by-day experience of a lack of respect for who they are.
For at least some Australians, it seems that Indigenous culture is acceptable only as an object of consumption for tourists visiting the remote north.
Obama is the first sitting president to visit a federal prison. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque.
It's time to end discrimination in employment by getting rid of the box that asks applications to disclose convictions or arrests.
Can Captain Kirk’s struggle for belonging and identity become a tool for teaching?
What can Star Trek teach us about today's trek of life?
The Atticus of To Kill a Mockingbird and the ‘new’ Atticus of Go Set a Watchman come across as caricatures in today’s context.
The hoopla surrounding the novel's release is misguided; after all, how much power could a novel written 50 years ago wield in today's charged environment?
Justin Simien's first feature is a strong contribution to black cinema, for all audiences.
Facebook’s gender ratio is far less equal than this photo of its workers would suggest.
The tech industry is known for having a notably non-diverse workforce. But bias training – when not validated by research that shows it works – isn't going to solve the problem.
Australia’s proposals to recognise Indigenous people in its Constitution will likely be much less substantive than those of many other countries.
Constitutional recognition may have very limited impact if the groups benefiting from the change lack the political weight to leverage it into greater social change.
The code of the suburbs dictates a different set of rules for dealing with conflict.
Why does suburban drug dealing tend to skirt the rampant violence of inner-city drug dealing?
Throughout history, most people have used marijuana to escape the toils of everyday life.
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For over 500 years, the drug has been associated with racism and poverty.
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.
Dear White People…
The American film Dear White People has seen some controversy over its UK release. Here's why.
The Confederate Battle Flag in front of the South Carolina State House.
Historically, Republican politicians have subtly – and not-so-subtly – exploited racial fears.
Systems of oppression have much in common.
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Racial inequality in America has its parallel in caste inequality in India. What can the world's two largest democracies learn from each other?