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Breaking the racial silence: putting racial literacy to work in Australia

A new article by Debbie Bargallie, Nilmini Fernando and me has been published in Ethnic and Racial Studies based in research conducted with educators trying to work amid the silencing o trace in the Australian racial-colony and to enhance racial literacy. Abstract: Race structures the lives of Indigenous peoples and…

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Radical Antiracism Today: New books in abolitionist, anticolonial, internationalist antiracism

The Culture and Society discipline at my university, Western Sydney University is hosting an online seminar series, Radical Antiracism Today: New books in abolitionist, anticolonial, internationalist antiracism. The series is supported by the School of Humanities and Communication Arts and the Institute for Culture and Society. I am coordinating this…

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Revisiting the Racial Contract and white ignorance. Charles W. Mills in memoriam

I was waiting for a sandwich on Tuesday afternoon and idling on Twitter when I read Falguni Sheth‘s tweet announcing that Distinguished Professor Charles Wade Mills had died. I expleted loudly in shock and had to apologise to the person working behind the counter! Charles W. Mills’ work has become…

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Critical Race Theory: Transforming Knowledge in the Australian Social Sciences and Humanities

You are welcome to join is for an event as part of Social Sciences Week on September 10 at 10 am organised by the Institute for Culture and Society Borders and Diversity Research Group Registration link A 2021 Social Sciences Week event from the Borders and Diversity Research Program of…

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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 comes from Critical Race…

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Sydney Book Launch

On 1 December 2020 on 7pm, I am delighted to be launching my book, Why Race Still Matters along with Gavan Titley‘s Is Free Speech Racist? at Sydney’s Gleebooks (online) in the company of Dr Debbie Bargallie, author of Unmasking the Racial Contract, and Angela Saini, author of Superior: The…

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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 with volumes promising answers…

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Race in Society

I am delighted to be working with Dr Zuleyka Zevallos on a new project – a web series of conversations about race and racism in Australia from a sociological perspective. Our first season deals with the theme of ‘Race and Covid’ can can be found on our YouTube channel. The…

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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 the Racial Contract :…

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