Indigenous Referendum Council co-chairs Mark Leibler and Pat Anderson.
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.
The term ‘Leb’ embodies hyper-masculinity on the street.
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Michael Mohammed Ahmad's novel The Lebs is a realistic portrayal of teenage boys in Western Sydney.
Chadwick Boseman (T'Challa ) and Lupita Nyong'o (Nakia) in Black Panther (2018). In the film, natural hair is used as a social identifier.
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Stigma about black or African hair reflects deep-seated politics around race and history.
Point Cook is an example of the ‘super-diverse ethnoburbs’ that are home to new migrants of relatively high socioeconomic status from a mix of many countries.
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 finds joy in the little things many take for granted, whether it’s being able to drop her kids off at school or having family dinners.
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.
The Shahrouk family bring Lebanese food to Family Food Fight.
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There are more people of Middle Eastern heritage on Australian commercial TV than ever before - in drama, cooking, and Gogglebox.
Views on British values, from British Muslims.
Alif. Lam. Mim. by M.Malik
A series of films made by Muslims shows how much confusion remains about the term.
Andrea Swifte as the mother in Big Heart: a nuanced and not unsympathetic performance.
Big Heart at Theatreworks questions Australia's generosity through the tale of a woman who adopts a child from five continents.
It’s not all about English.
Why language diversity should be celebrated in schools.
Wunderbar: same-sex marriage gets approval in Germany.
Two new laws have grappled with ideas of diversity and the traditional family in Germany.
Many people in culturally diverse populations in Western Sydney have lived in Australia for many years, if not several generations.
Reasoned debates on sustainable migration intake levels are important. But transport and health infrastructure shortfalls in Western Sydney won't be solved by reactive anti-immigration attitudes.
Only one Australian suburb, Lakemba in Sydney, has a population that is more than half Muslim.
Local neighbourhoods where Asians and Muslims form a majority are almost entirely concentrated in Australia’s two major cities – Sydney and Melbourne.
Culturally biased psychology research and the advice based on it ends up in textbooks. But it’s not appropriate for everyone.
Most psychology research that forms the basis of parenting advice might not apply to you. So, how do you know whether to trust it?
The ABS estimates that as of December 2016, the Australian population was around 24.4 million.
The 2016 Census reveals that Australia is becoming much more diverse – in terms of language, country of birth, Indigenous status, and religion.
Coming together in Finsbury Park.
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'We all have harmony in this area, and these people try to divide us, but we tell them that "we will not let you do that".'
San Juan, Puerto Rico, Nov. 3, 2012.
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Hawaii was the last state to join the Union. It didn’t happen without a lot of political dealmaking.
Should we celebrate the multicultural rainbow, or look away?
Cultural diversity is an inescapable fact of modern life. How we should think about it is less obvious. Should we celebrate the multicultural rainbow, merge its colours into one – like a colour wheel spinning…
As Italy confirms its ban on Sikhs carrying holy daggers, should the judiciary be deciding what our societies look like or what defines our cultural values?
Must we become passive observers to the destruction of one of Melbourne’s most culturally diverse and socially rich suburbs?
Must the aggressive, homogeneous global pattern of development take its course in Melbourne's long-standing multicultural suburb of Footscray?