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Topic: Racism


No.1299 – 18 May 2016

What it means to be Vietnamese in Australia

Recognising one’s cultural heritage and discovering the contemporary Vietnamese identity are the two focal points of the ‘Vietnamese in Australia’ exhibition.


Racism / Review

Comfort Zone

No.1296 – 11 May 2016

Exploring casual racism through racial stereotyping

Lindsay Tanner’s fiction novel, Comfort Zone, focuses on issues of race and discrimination but suffers from it’s privileged perspective, writes Samantha Jones.


Racism / Review

Muslim girls

No.1284 – 21 April 2016

Justice is achieved through empowering the vulnerable

To achieve justice, privilege the voices of those directly impacted by human rights violations, writes Right Now columnist Eugenia Flynn.


Children & youth / International affairs / Opinion / Racism / Refugees & Asylum Seekers

Aboriginal girl

No.1276 – 01 April 2016

The Changing Nature of Racism in Australia

Right Now columnist Eugenia Flynn explores the confronting evolution of racism in Australia.


Indigenous People / Opinion / Racism

Crocodile Dundee representations of people of colour in Australian film and tv

No.1268 – 17 March 2016

Beyond “Colourblindness” and Racebending

Right Now columnist Adolfo Aranjuez critiques the underrepresention of people of colour in film and TV.


Free speech / Opinion / Racism

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No.1267 – 16 March 2016

Interrogating what it means to be Australian

Identity: Yours, Mine, Ours acknowledges that no two of us experience the same stories in today’s diverse Australia, writes Mabel Kwong.


Racism / Review

Cecil John Rhodes

No.1263 – 8 March 2016

Cecil Rhodes and the Statue that will not Fall

Sayomi Ariyawansa writes on Cecil Rhodes, Richard Berry and the legacy of colonialism at our universities.


Education / Indigenous People / Racism


No.1261 – 2 March 2016

A framework for understanding resurgence of anti-Semitism

Anti-Semitism explores issues such as self-identity, historical revisionism and religiopolitical homogenisation in an easy and elucidating manner, writes Samaya Borom.


Racism / Review


No.1260 – 24 February 2016

I’m Not Racist, But…

Racism and its surrounding issues can be confronting and overwhelming but it is books like I’m Not Racist, But…Forty Years of the Racial Discrimination Act that help make it easier, writes Samantha Jones.


Racism / Review

Rohingya kids

No.1248 – 27 January 2016

Australia’s Complicity in the Plight of the Rohingya

Human rights monitor Billy Tai travelled to Rakhine State, Myanmar, as an election monitor during the 2015 elections. Here he reflects on how Australia is complicit in the ongoing persecution of the Rohingya.


International affairs / Opinion / Racism / Refugees & Asylum Seekers