Goodes did the right thing when he confronted a 13-year-old girl who called him an ape at a 2013 AFL game in Melbourne.
Not everyone who boos footballer Adam Goodes may be racist. But there are things you can do if you witness both overt and subtle, everyday racism.
Australia’s Bumala-y Yuurrama-y seems to be accepted only when confined to matches between Indigenous players, yet all New Zealanders feel able to embrace the Haka.
While AFL player Adam Goodes polarised Australians by performing an Indigenous war dance, New Zealanders unite in celebration of the Haka. The difference in approach to Indigenous culture is telling.
Burmese Buddhist monks protest against an influx of Rohingya migrants by boat.
With parliamentary elections looming, the ethnic hatred let loose by Burma's transition to democracy are running out of control.
Race Discrimination Commissioner Tim Soutphommasane said the booing of Goodes, which was racist, had gone too far and was damaging not just the game but also our society.
Race Discrimination Commissioner Tim Soutphommasane has said if the vilification of Adam Goodes does not stop, players may have to take matters into their own hands and walk off the field in protest.
AFL supporters have a history of emphasising notions of ‘difference’ by abusing Indigenous players.
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Sydney Swans player Adam Goodes was yet again booed by Australian football fans at the weekend. Sadly, AFL supporters have a history of emphasising notions of "difference" by abusing Indigenous players.
Forgiveness, as we have seen in the aftermath of the Charleston killings, is a hallmark of the Black Church. But what psychic toll do these acts of forgiveness exact?
Children often need to be told to be inclusive.
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When teachers and schools remind children to be inclusive, they are nicer to those not in their 'group'.
Among certain minority religious communities, there’s a focus on homegrown or locally grown food.
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Yes, environmental racism is still a problem, but recent research shows that minority groups care about protecting the environment because of the positive experiences they've had.
Lee’s long-awaited second novel.
Lee's second novel is an angrier, more disillusioned, and more obviously political work than her classic, To Kill a Mockingbird.
Many readers have responded with outrage to the notion that Atticus Finch might be racist.
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As a historical document, Watchman is a fascinating read. It gives us valuable insight into how America prefers to remember its history of racism.
A far-right protestor carries a noose through the streets of Prague.
Anti-immigration protesters carried nooses through the streets of Prague as police stood by without acting.
The Atticus of To Kill a Mockingbird and the ‘new’ Atticus of Go Set a Watchman come across as caricatures in today’s context.
The hoopla surrounding the novel's release is misguided; after all, how much power could a novel written 50 years ago wield in today's charged environment?
The flag comes down for the last time.
Symbols can unite and divide. How religion helped turn division over the Confederate flag into consensus.
A family in 1939 displays both Hinomaru and the Rising Sun Flag.
The Confederate flag isn't the only one with a violent past.
Justin Simien's first feature is a strong contribution to black cinema, for all audiences.
A detail of Arlington National Cemetery’s Confederate Memorial – unveiled in 1914 – depicts a black soldier fighting alongside his white master.
What message will it send to remove symbols of an unsavory – but important – part of American history?
A tipping point?
On July 6, the South Carolina Senate voted to remove the Confederate flag from the statehouse grounds. In the past white-on-black violence has led to real change - but under specific conditions.
Tim Soutphommasane announced a new stage in the National Anti-Racism Strategy.
Race Discrimination Commissioner Tim Soutphommasane talks about Dawn Fraser's comments, "Team Australia", the government's approach to terrorism and asylum seekers, racism in Australia and more.
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.