Category: Media

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…

‘I’m Not Racist, but …’: How Denying Racism Reproduces Its Violence

I was invited to write an article for the ABC Religion and Ethics website. On 12 August 2017, a white supremacist rally at the University of Virginia at Charlottesville resulted in the death of Heather Heyer and nineteen injuries, as “white nationalist” James Alex Fields, Jr. ploughed…