Until we see a marked change in the stories that are told, together with a shift from inclusion to social justice, the national story of Australian sport will remain very, very white.
How will the oft-proclaimed ‘most successful multicultural nation in the world’ handle the rumbling of multiculturalism’s opponents?
Research that finds links between genes and intelligence could worsen social inequality.
The protagonist in the novel ‘The Silent Minaret’ gets us to question that powerful political-cultural myth of being tied to nation. That is a remarkable achievement in fiction.
The men who killed police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge were black veterans. A historian explains black veterans’ long struggle to live with inequality in their military service, and back home.
Warcraft: the Beginning is based on the wildly popular game World of Warcraft – a fantasy escape for tens of millions of people. Yet watching the film brings home uncomfortable truths about race.
An unfinished crime novel was a strange portent of recent events in Dallas.
A historian examines what it means to value black life, then and now.
We need to change our outlook if we are going to improve international relations.
Muhammad Ali was much bigger than boxing. He came, from the late 1960s onwards, to symbolise resistance to racism, militarism and inequality.
Magnolia Maymuru, the Northern Territory’s representative at the Miss World national finals, is a trailblazer. But will she escape the racialised exoticism that has long plagued Indigenous women?
Two recent controversial cartoons depicting people as apes have raised an important question: what are the legal and philosophical distinctions between harm and offence?
When biographer Gretchen Gerzina came across an old British newspaper article calling Sarah E. Farro “the first negro novelist,” she wondered: who was Farro, and why had she been lost to history?
Multicultural issues may not decide the election. But the multicultural voting makeup of many marginal electorates will play a critical part in who wins these seats.
Should those convicted of domestic violence be punished differently? A professor from the University of Maryland thinks harsher policies may make the problem worse.
Her visual album Lemonade is important for more reasons than you might think. Pop may never be the same again.
When comedian Larry Wilmore called President Obama ‘my n-gga’ during the White House Correspondents’ Association annual dinner, what was he really saying?
After years of plastic surgery and progressive skin-bleaching, Lil’ Kim is not black any more.
Prince had ‘Purple Rain.’ Michael Jackson had ‘Thriller.’ And now Beyoncé has her own self-reflective masterpiece.
It places Davis in a continuing, living history of African-American sound, rather than planting him on a pedestal.