This is what race does

Since I wrote this post I have had much time to reflect on the critique of it made by Angela Mitropoulos on her website. It is no defence that I wrote the original blogpost in a hurry and that I failed to reference the three articles…

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…