Co-champions celebrate at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in National Harbor, Maryland, on May 31, 2019. The winning spellers made history with eight co-champions, most ever in spelling event’s history.
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The Scripps National Spelling Bee highlights the richness of the English lexicon by picking some tough entries with foreign roots.
Attempts by municipal councils to be inclusive towards their ethnic minorities are being hampered by austerity and rising nationalism.
The Memory Pool’s author Therese Spruhan has her own favourite, the Northbridge Baths in Sydney.
Our public pools are cherished places: just ask 28 Australians for their recollections. But there was a time when not everyone was welcome in the pools.
Valeria, Shahadat and Leonardo – an EU family living in London.
London’s superdiversity offers a safe and welcoming space for European citizens – but Brexit poses a real challenge to it.
Do nursing home staff know and respect your cultural background or language? Here’s why that’s important.
Australia’s rich diversity is reflected in its older population. It's time our nursing homes do the same.
A new study says a multicultural marketplace inadvertently turns visible minorities’ cultures into fetishized consumption objects.
Multicultural market places in big cities like Toronto and Vancouver may seem like an equalizing market force. But the availability of diverse foods says nothing about the equity of ethnic groups.
Inter-ethnic couples not only connect two individuals, but entire families and communities of different ethnic backgrounds.
Surprisingly, Australian-born women are significantly more likely to live in an inter-ethnic relationship than their male counterparts.
New research found persistent differences between generations of people in the UK when it comes to their attitudes to immigration.
Michelle Guthrie in 2018: the former ABC managing director made greater staff diversity a top priority. But her final Equity and Diversity annual report failed to meet several long-held targets.
As we face a growing tide of unregulated hate speech, the media is crucial in normalising diversity. Yet progress here has been slow. Even the ABC has failed to meet some of its own targets for hiring a diversity of employees.
Carding and racial profiling continues unabated - even as the multicultural unity of Canada seems to be at an all time high after the Raptors’ NBA victory as seen here at the victory parade on June 17.
How do we reconcile the daily racism that Black people face in our country with our public expressions of multicultural pride?
Toronto Raptors fans sing the Canadian anthem at what’s dubbed “Jurassic Park” before the first game of the NBA Finals.
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Hockey is often considered Canada's national sport, but with the changing demographics of the country and the rising success of the Toronto Raptors, basketball is also seen as a national sport.
The kebab van enlivens and humanises otherwise unattractive and abandoned parts of the city.
Kebab vans symbolise the success of 'bottom-up' multiculturalism, providing a way for the non-European cultural ‘other’ to become part of our way of life.
Australia is becoming more diverse, but these charts show we are still predominantly an Anglo society with strained relations with other cultures, particularly Indigenous and Muslim Australians.
The Deakin study found that too few of the stories about minority communities incorporated a viewpoint from that community.
New research shows mainstream media outlets are failing to report issues of cultural diversity with enough breadth and depth.
Tan takes up his position on Monday.
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.
Students like to join a number of societies, but does that encourage them to mix between different cultures?
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.
Wher’re you from, mate?
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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.