An historian reading the government White Paper on developing northern Australia will realise we’re actually heading all the way back to the 1890s.
The federal government's recent White Paper on developing northern Australia has disturbing echoes of the 1890s, a time when unbridled capitalism and indentured labour developed the North.
Libertarians, such as David Leyonhjelm, refuse to see anything but individual liberty as having decisive moral weight.
David Leyonhjelm is a conviction politician whose positions are governed by principle, not populism. But he is exposing the disturbing moral thinness of the libertarian principles he espouses.
A vigil at Charleston’s AME Church.
The history of the AME Church represents a preeminent case of collective action in the name of social justice.
Dear White People…
The American film Dear White People has seen some controversy over its UK release. Here's why.
The new face of hate violence: Dylann Roof.
Hate violence is as diverse and widespread as ever – and its effects are legion.
The president reacts to the news of the shooting in Charleston, South Carolina.
What does it mean for any president, much less a black one, to use such a word?
Do we see the diversity?
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If Americans are hiding behind the explosion of diversity to avoid looking at racism, what can universities do about it? A lot.
Dylann Roof appears in court.
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So long as we treat each mass shooting, each black death as an isolated tragedy, there's nothing we can do. Things can change if we look for the patterns.
Mourners in Charleston, SC.
The killing of nine people in Charleston's AME Church was motivated by racism, first and foremost, but also sexism.
Vive la Résistance.
When he interred four anti-racist and secularist icons in Paris's Panthéon, François Hollande perhaps hoped some of their legacy would rub off on him.
Sleep before you speak.
Social biases like racism and sexism can be weakened after a good night's sleep, suggests study.
Laying wreaths in front of the Freedom Wall in Washington on V-E Day 2015.
On Memorial Day, reflecting on the meaning of the 'liberation' of Europe 70 years on.
A page from a 1934 sex education manual that, like many of its era, managed to be less about sex than about policing racial boundaries.
RPH West, Facts about Ourselves for Growing Boys and Girls (Public Health Department of the City of Johannesburg and the South African Red Cross Society, 1934). Wits Historical Papers, South African Institute of Race Relations Collection, AD 843 RJ/NA 18.
In South Africa's segregated pre-apartheid state, even sex education was racialised. Christian missionaries had very different lessons for black and white children.
Zannoni’s 1771 Map of the British Isles shows the heart of the “civilised” world – at least according to Adam Smith when he was writing The Wealth of Nations.
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To burnish the virtues of "civilised" Europe, Adam Smith relies on a barrage of racial insults. Where did his information about the so-called "savage peoples" come from in the first place?
Does relentlessly criticising Australia’s human rights record risk doing more harm than good?
Australia's human rights record isn't perfect, but it still good. if Australians aren't able to take some pride in that and be inspired to do even better, over-the-top criticism could backfire.
Miranda Tapsell used her speech at the Logies to issue a challenge to producers to reflect the diversity of Australia on our TV screens.
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When Miranda Tapsell called for more diversity in Australian television in her Logies speech, she hit the nail on the head. It's time for Australian producers to take colour-blind casting seriously.
Is it too commonly assumed that racism is a major contributor to the problems of Indigenous Australia?
Can we trace modern-day racism against Indigenous Australians to the country's British invaders? Often when trying to extinguish a fire, it is more important to know what sustains it rather than what started it.
A bit of crowd control – nothing heavy-handed.
Better handling of peaceful protests at the death of Freddie Gray might have prevented the riots.
Baltimore in flames.
Despite having a black police commissioner and mayor, Baltimore has become the latest focus of African-American anger at racist policing.
Trainee teachers at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology during a digital storytelling session.
Once they graduate, they'll educate South Africans of all race groups – so what happens when student teachers don't mix across racial lines? A digital storytelling project is bridging gaps.