Tag: racism

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…

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…

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…

What Does Race Do?

A new article by me has appeared in Ethnic and Racial Studies as part of a Symposium in response to an article by the British sociologist of ‘race relations’, Michael Banton. My article argues that we should understand race in terms of what it does instead…

‘Je Suis Pas Charlie’: Talk at the CUNY Graduate Center

On April 23 I was invited to talk at the City University of New York Graduate Center by the European Union Studies Center, the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies, the Committee for the Study of Religion, Political Science, and Sociology and Just Publics. Here are…