Tag: Australia

We need more, not less, critical thinking about race in Australia

Debbie Bargallie and I wrote about the Australian right’s attack on Critical Race Theory as a signalled by Liberal senator and Assistant Attorney General, Amanda Stoker’s pressure on the Australian Human Rights’s Commission to drop a recent tender after it invoked ‘anti racism’ which she said…

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…

Mark Knight’s racist cartoon & the lack of racial literacy in Australia

I was asked to write an article for The Guardian about the horrendous racist cartoon of Serena Williams drawn by Australian cartoonist Mark Knight. Unfortunately, the headline used the word ‘ignorance’ which led some people to rightly point out that the problems of racism in Australia,…