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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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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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Talking ‘Understanding Race’ with 3CR Community Radio

I was delighted to have been interviewed for the Thursday Breakfast show on 3CR Community radio out of Naarm (Melbourne). Em Castle asked some really great questions. Topics included the unit I am teaching this semester, antiracist education and ACRAWSA’s letter of objection to the Australian Academy of the Humanities…

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Alana Lentin