Tag: race

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…

RACE.ED event series – ‘Antisemitism and the proxification of antiracism’- 17 February 2021

UPDATE: You can now watch a recording of this event here I will be speaking online about ‘Antisemitism and the Proxification of Antiracism’, the subject of the 4th chapter of Why Race Still Matters to the University of Edinburgh Race.Ed seminar series on February 17. The…

Why are anticolonial academics being accused of antisemitism?

An article I wrote for the left Jewish publication, Vashti Media looking at the accusations of antisemitism against major anticolonial thinkers, Houria Bouteldja and Achille Mbembe. I conclude, For white Jews, such as myself, we must also recognise the ways in which we benefit from racial…

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Open Letter: the threat of academic authoritarianism – international solidarity with antiracist academics in France

In response to attacks on academic freedom against French educators working on race and decolonial issues, I drafted an open letter along with my friend and colleague Gavan Titley, and with the help of Professor Philippe Marliere, signed by over 500 people, and published in Open…

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…