Author: Alana Lentin

Racism in Public or Public Racism

In my first article on racism and antiracism in Australia, published online first in Ethnic and Racial Studies and part of a special issue¬† on ‘Reconfiguring Antiracisms’ edited by Yin Paradies, I argue that The idea of racism as an event appears crucial to the judgment…

New article: ‘Eliminating Race Obscures its Trace’

I have just published a new article in Ethnic and Racial Studies responding to the excellent edited collection Theories of Race and Ethnicity co-edited by Karim Murji and John Solomos. The article can be downloaded here. Here is the abstract: Focusing on the chapters by Brett…

Akala in Sydney: A Shared Minority Experience

Join us for a free community event on December 10th at Bankstown Library. This discussion on the shared experience of everyday racism will feature the renowned British hip-hop artist and campaigner, Akala, and New Matilda journalist, Darumbal and South Sea Islander woman, Amy McQuire. The event…

Real Australians are a Myth

On November 9, I published an article in The Guardian, co-written with Omar Bensaidi, on the liberal approach to racism in Australia. Racism denial is rife in Australia among white elites and those captured in the tentacles of what Jon Stratton termed ‘honorary whiteness’. The article…

Race, class, gender and the ‘white left’

I was invited by Luqman Onikosi at Sussex University to address Black History Month, an event I used to enjoy immensely during my time there. I highlight for me was chairing the Black Panther speaking tour back in 2008. Luqman asked me to speak on the…

Racism, Western Sydney & Responses

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…

Postracial Silences

On September 17, I gave a talk at the Institute for Culture and Society at Western Sydney University, Postracial Silences. In it I explored the themes I have taken up in four recent papers on the occlusion of race in mainstream sociology and the foreclosure of…