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What the Gladys Liu saga says about Australia’s cultural anxiety

What the Gladys Liu saga says about Australia’s cultural anxiety

Fraught relations with China could affect Chinese-Australians for generations to come.

How the idea of the ‘white damsel’ has been used to sell racism

How the idea of the ‘white damsel’ has been used to sell racism

White society hinged on the myth of 'protecting' white women from rape but, in reality, what they were really 'protected' from was their own liberation and any capacity to form meaningful relationships with people of colour.

‘We have wasted too much time doing heavy lifting for white Australia’: Stan Grant

‘We have wasted too much time doing heavy lifting for white Australia’: Stan Grant

The Australian Dream is a story about Adam Goodes. But, more broadly, it's the story about being blackfella in Australia.

Racism is more than hatred. It’s emotional abuse.

Racism is more than hatred. It’s emotional abuse.

People of colour, even famous and successful ones like Ben Simmons, are expected to keep their heads down — to serve, to soothe, to entertain. When they don’t, the backlash is so swift and so vicious it can be dizzying.

Australia is caught in the blast zone of rampant nationalism

Australia is caught in the blast zone of rampant nationalism

Within days, three global events have forced Australia to wake up to the reality of toxic nationalism.

Over the moon landing

Over the moon landing

This week: by rocket to the moon, fake news as trauma response, when cheerleading becomes a survival mechanism, and stopping coercive control.

The schoolyard power of Donald Trump’s latest racist attack

The schoolyard power of Donald Trump’s latest racist attack

We know that Donald Trump's a bully. But what can anyone actually do about it?

The Little Mermaid casting is designed to make certain people see red

The Little Mermaid casting is designed to make certain people see red

Representation matters, but at the same time Hollywood's publicity machine repeatedly and perhaps cynically courts controversy for cash.

Fear-mongering was alive and well in this election campaign

Fear-mongering was alive and well in this election campaign

The election campaign is over, but the effects of racist campaigning roll on in Melbourne's western suburbs and beyond.

The Nationals are enabling and normalising fascism

The Nationals are enabling and normalising fascism

By embracing Pauline Hanson and her party, the Nationals have turned their backs on the best part of their legacy and are openly enabling racism and the growing threat of white supremacism.