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

Helen Razer November 14, 2017 13 Comments

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

Bernard Keane November 10, 2017 24 Comments

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

Shakira Hussein November 10, 2017 32 Comments

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

Crikey October 23, 2017 9 Comments

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

Tony Birch says Mango poem controversy exposes student entitlement

Bhakthi Puvanenthiran October 18, 2017 13 Comments

In the aftermath of HSC students' vilification of poet Ellen van Neerven, we speak to author and academic Tony Birch about education, poetry, and online abuse.

Rundle: why the middlebrow culturati declared war on HSC students over a poem

Guy Rundle October 18, 2017 48 Comments

Gen X, Y and Z culture commanders have rallied the troops after a bunch of year 12 students expressed their dislike of a set text from their HSC exams. The horror!

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Crikey September 26, 2017 2 Comments

The return of Mark Forbes? ... News Corp's ticket problem ... Slurs on the ABC ...

Rundle: Trump giving voice to America’s white nationalist past (and present)

Guy Rundle August 16, 2017 28 Comments

Donald Trump all but rescinded his initial condemnation of the Charlottesville horrors. Knowingly or otherwise, his actions are playing into a white, Christian nationalism that has a deep rooted history in America.

Know your Nazis: these are the people outing far-right extremists online

Max Chalmers August 15, 2017 3 Comments

After the violence of Charlottesville, those who identify and out white supremacists believe their work is increasingly important -- and dangerous.

If we find Chris Lilley’s blackface racist (and it is), what do we make of Sacha Baron Cohen?

Luke Buckmaster July 31, 2017 33 Comments

The offensive Chris Lilley performance nobody talks about -- and why his comedy is graceless.