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Shakira Hussein — Writer and academic in multiculturalism

Shakira Hussein

Writer and academic in multiculturalism

Shakira Hussein is a writer and academic in multiculturalism and Muslim studies at the National Centre for Excellence in Islamic Studies, University of Melbourne.

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No, Clintonistas, sexism is not worse than racism

September 1, 2016 3 Comments

Powerful white women often underplay the seriousness and prevalence of racism.

Terrorists aren’t always who you think — and neither are their victims

August 19, 2016 3 Comments

Right-wing terrorists say they hate Muslims. But their victims are often white.

Why we know nothing about the victims of Sagamihara

August 8, 2016 1 Comment

The mass murderer who targeted disabled people in a care facility in Japan said he wanted people with disabilities to "disappear". Our society seems to agree.

The anti-Islam crusade endorsed by Bolt, Kruger is already happening

July 22, 2016 14 Comments

Sonia Kruger's comments won't open the door for official discrimination against Muslims; it's already happening.

MMMNope: Pauline Hanson is a product of our times

July 6, 2016 16 Comments

Pauline Hanson's particular brand of noxious Islamophobia isn't even home-grown, it's imported. Now how's that for irony.

Is Charlie Hebdo racist? Or just inscrutably French?

May 27, 2016 10 Comments

Two French writers debate the virtue of Charlie Hebdo and the things that are lost in translation.

Why I don’t support euthanasia (and you shouldn’t either)

May 17, 2016 25 Comments

Euthanasia marginalises an already vulnerable group and should not be legalised.

Playground horror: Taliban violence no longer confined to Pakistan’s badlands

March 29, 2016 6 Comments

Violence is out of place everywhere and nowhere.

Turnbull says the right things on Muslim relations, but culture of fear remains

March 10, 2016 3 Comments

Yes, Malcolm Turnbull is much better at reaching out to the Muslim community than Tony Abbott was. But there is still a long way to go.

Paul Sheehan’s long, uncomfortable history with race reporting

February 26, 2016 15 Comments

Paul Sheehan's lurid account of a gang rape in Sydney has come undone, but it is not the first time he has said some uncomfortable, unproven things about race.