I was delighted to be asked to participate in the panel on Racism, Western Sydney & Responses organised as part of Diversity Fest at Western Sydney University in September. The panel asked the hard questions about race, visibility, the white left, the curriculum. As Linda Martin Alcoff who honoured use with her attendance, it was fascinating to note who was in the room and who was not. There were hardly any academic staff members present and most of the student participants were people of colour. Do white students and staff not feel affected bu discussions of racism?