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Open Letter against Racism

Thanks to the 500+ people who signed the Open Letter coordinated and written By Andrew Brooks (with some inout form me). The letter calls out the Australian Senate’s rejection of critical race theory. It was published in Overland Magazine. The signatories of this letter oppose the attacks on ‘critical race…

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An anti-racism in Europe?

To mark the 25th anniversary of the Council of Europe’s European youth Campaign against racism, xenophobia, antisemitism and intolerance “All Different-All Equal”, Gavan Titley has edited a series of essays including one of mine in which I reflect on my role as co-coordinator with Yael Ohana of the European Youth…

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Understanding Race 2021

The Masters of Research course I run at Western Sydney University is back, beginning on July 23. As usual if you want to come along (face-to-face only) or are along with us, you are welcome. Usually, the course has a special theme. In 2019 that was ‘racial capitalism’. This year…

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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 Review of Books

Andrew Brooks has reviewed Why Race Still Matters for the Sydney Review of Books. I am very grateful for the care he took to relate to the book through a wide engagement with the politics of race in colonial Australia and what it means for his own activism and teaching.…

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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 political utility of antisemitism…

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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 whiteness under white supremacy…

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