June, 2018

Australian progressives are stuck in an endless loop

, Jun 28, 2018

For all the words written and shared about diversity and representation, what's actually been done? And who's benefiting from the cyclic system of outrage and inaction?

More than 200,000 words published about Yassmin Abdel-Magied since last Anzac Day

, Apr 26, 2018

Data analysis by writer Ketan Joshi has revealed the extent of the Australian media's obsession with Abdel-Magied.

Queue-jumping South Africans should wait their turn

, Apr 13, 2018

Efforts by Western Australian Liberals to flood Australia with white South African "refugees" would undo the Coalition's good work of taking back control of our humanitarian visa program.

Dutton may be Trumpeting divisive bile, just don’t call him a racist

, Mar 26, 2018

The media's response to Dutton's latest talking point has once again illustrated that it's a far graver sin in Australia to label someone a racist than it is to promote racist ideals.

Politicians show their true colours over South African farmer fiasco

, Mar 22, 2018

The real ugliness of the South African farmer question, built on spurious figures and indifference to non-white suffering, is that its cynical explanation is better than its ideological explanation.

Flinders Street attack begets online racist hatred, which tabloids feed on

, Dec 22, 2017

Hatred on social media -- and the tabloids that eat it up -- is born of ignorance, and the media has a responsibility to change that it, writes Irfan Yusuf.

Razer: it might be ‘unbiased’, but the ABC is not free of racist rot

, Nov 14, 2017

The thugs who abused Sam Dastyari might be working class, but racism is maintained as it was started: by elites, for their own benefit.

How the media — including me — helped normalise political extremists

, Nov 10, 2017

We've created a world in which abuse and harassment of politicians is normalised. The media is a big part of the problem -- and not just the mainstream media.

Why I’m done fact-checking Islamophobes, racists and trolls

, Nov 10, 2017

It's hard to come up with the perfect come-back when you're accosted by racists like Sam Dastyari was. But it's what happens next that is more important.

Why racist stuff-ups continue to plague the ad industry

, Oct 23, 2017

The recent controversy around a Dove ad raised questions around what checks and balances advertising agencies have in place to prevent such stuff-ups.