Tag: colonialism

A Process, not an ontology; a structure, not an event: Race, coloniality and property

‘Race, it cannot be stressed strongly enough, is a process, not an ontology, its varying modalities so many dialectical symptoms of the ever-shifting hegemonic balance between those with a will to colonize and those with a will to be free, severally racialised in relation to each…

By Rejecting the Uluru Statement, Australia Recommits to Colonial Rule

I was invited to comment on the Australian government’s rejection of the Uluru Statement of the Heart by the ABC Religion and Ethics website. This is my conclusion. Until we all start to work actively to decolonize Australia – that is, to support Aboriginal and Torres…

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…