The policing of black British culture has a long history.
In his last speech in his position, released ahead of its delivery to the Whitlam Institute on Monday night, Soutphommasane says that “race politics is back”.
Outgoing Race Discrimination Commissioner Tim Soutphommasane has accused sections of the media of the “monetisation of racism” to hold on to their audiences.
A top hit in 1975, Neil Sedaka’s song “The Immigrant,” proves its continuing relevance, with the rise in xenophobia in the United States. Here people on an Atlantic Liner arrive at what is probably Ellis Island, the gateway for over 12 million immigrants to the U.S. from 1892 to 1954.
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Neil Sedaka's song “The Immigrant” was a top hit in 1975, but today it seems even more relevant, as debates rage in the United States over immigration, repatriation and racism.
Sandra Oh, a U.S./Canadian actress of Korean descent, is an outspoken advocate for greater representation in film and television. She is the first woman of Asian decent to be nominated for an Emmy. Here, just before being inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame in Toronto, 2011.
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Sandra Oh's recent Emmy nomination for 'Killing Eve' is a sign of appreciation of her work but also a symbol of hope for the author as a former actor and as an academic.
The formula industry has responded to the decline in sales to white women at home by ramping up its marketing to Black and brown women overseas.
American support of the formula industry comes at the cost of the health and lives of Black and brown babies, at home and abroad.
The 1947 and 1956 editions of the ‘Green Book,’ which was published to advise black motorists where they should – and shouldn’t – frequent during their travels.
Image on the left: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library. Image on right: Courtesy of the South Caroliniana Library, University of South Carolina, Columbia, S.C.
From the 1930s to the 1960s, 'The Negro Motorist's Green Book' and 'Travelguide: Vacation and Recreation Without Humiliation' offered African-American roadtrippers lists of black-friendly businesses.
Quebec theatre director Robert Lepage’s play SLĀV was cancelled in Montreal after accusations of racial insensitivity because it featured few Black actors.
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A recent controversy surrounding Québec director Robert Lepage has had some people claiming to be colour-blind when in comes to race. But nothing could be further from the truth.
Barack Obama delivering the 2018 Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture in Johannesburg.
Barack Obama was asked to give the Mandela Lecture because he represents what the global liberation struggle icon stood for. He struck the right chord.
Trail of Tears, a painting of a scene in Golconda, illinois. First Nations were forcefully displaced in huge numbers throughout America.
The leader of the United States has made immigrants the new face of a threatening “Other,” a primitive savage who has many of the features of the "Indians" of the American frontier myth.
Britain is experiencing a moment of great cultural tension. The US president isn't helping.
A life sentence for the neo-Nazi who murdered ten people. But questions remain about how she evaded authorities for more than a decade.
Activists protest in Barcelona, Spain on June 21, 2018. A Spanish court triggered a new wave of outrage by granting bail to five men acquitted of gang rape and convicted instead on a lesser felony of sexual abuse, a case that has shocked Spain.
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Germaine Greer's recent comments about the punishments for rape show the need for more complex, evidence-based discussions about trauma and the criminal justice system.
Aug. 12, 2017: white nationalist demonstrators use shields as they guard the entrance to Lee Park in Charlottesville, Va.
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White supremacists push an agenda that have their followers believing they are in danger of extinction. But their 'race suicide' ideas are based on 100-year-old unscientific and racist research.
The beautiful game still needs to perform on bigger social issues.
Diminishing racism and the policy failure that it causes requires Indigenous voice at all levels of public policy-making and implementation.
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When it comes to teaching Indigenous students, Australia could learn much from New Zealand.
Students protest the citizenship bill in Guwahati, Assam.
At the point of independence, Indian citizenship law was a matter of residency, not religion or ethnicity. That could be about to change.
Pro-tolerance march in Des Moines, Iowa, in 2015.
Diversity is an enormously appealing and powerful concept, yet it can also distract us from the focus we need to face today’s pressing social issues. So what’s the way forward?
Black American GIs stationed in Britain during the war, these in Bristol, were given a warm welcome by their hosts but treated harshly by their white US Army comrades.
When black American troops stationed in an English town faced off against white US Army military police.
What are your in-groups and out-groups?
Our neural circuits lead us to find comfort in those like us and unease with those who differ, resulting in a battle between reward and distrust. But these brain connections aren't the end of the story.
Children listen to speakers during an immigration family separation protest in Phoenix, Arizona.
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Donald Trump's policy to separate children from their migrant parents lays bare his fascism. The time has come for Americans to resist this act of domestic terrorism.