Category: Media

Why are anticolonial academics being accused of antisemitism?

An article I wrote for the left Jewish publication, Vashti Media looking at the accusations of antisemitism against major anticolonial thinkers, Houria Bouteldja and Achille Mbembe. I conclude, For white Jews, such as myself, we must also recognise the ways in which we benefit from racial…

Improving racial literacy: what will it take?

Debbie Bargallie and myself wrote an article for Croakey magazine on the need for racial literacy in Australian schools. Against the backdrop of a relentless pandemic and Black protest around the Global North, racial literacy is urgent. Bestseller lists and bookshop display tables are stacked high…

Racisme et antiracisme en France | GEOPOLITIX

I was invited to participate in a televised conversation on Racism and Antiracism by Afaf Belhouchet, the host of a programmed titled Geopolitix on Algeria channel Canal Algerie. My fellow panellists were Françoise Vergès, Nacira Guénif-Souilamas, and Brahim Oumansour. It was great honour for me to be…

Coronavirus is the ultimate demonstration of the real-world impact of racism

I have published an article in The Guardian in which I discuss the ways in which the media’s treatment of racism as a topic for debate has allowed eugenics in through the back door as just another talking point on the ‘marketplace of ideas’. Unfortunately, the…

Podcast: Indigeneity, Colonialism and Institutional Racism

I was delighted to be asked by the Surviving Society Podcast to present an episode for their Spotlight Series. I asked the brilliant Dr Debbie Bargallie to have a chat about her work on institutional, racism in the Australian Public Service – out soon with Aboriginal Studies Press as Unmasking…

With our narrow interpretation of racism it’s too easy to deny that we are racist

I teach undergraduates at Western Sydney University, several hundreds of whom have, over the last five years, studied my unit, “The Racial State”. I chose this title to echo the seminal book of the same name by race critical scholar, David Theo Goldberg. My students have…