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Calling someone a racist in public is complicated. Here’s why.

Calling someone a racist in public is complicated. Here’s why.

When can you call a person "racist"? And what stops news outlets and politicians from doing it even in the more obvious cases?

Australia’s violence against women isn’t just about gender inequality

Australia’s violence against women isn’t just about gender inequality

A new survey has found compelling evidence of how racism, homophobia and classism feed broader views of violence against women.

How the ABC avoided talking about race in its Victorian election coverage

How the ABC avoided talking about race in its Victorian election coverage

How to cover racism is an ongoing question for journalists, and is especially pertinent for the ABC following its Victorian election coverage.

More victims emerge from so-called ‘African gang’ reporting

More victims emerge from so-called ‘African gang’ reporting

The South Sudanese community is still wearing the consequences of the "African gang" myth, Pesutto had more than one awkward moment during the Victorian election campaign, and why are there so few Australian scalps in the Me Too movement?

Why the regulator doesn’t mind neo-Nazis on TV

Why the regulator doesn’t mind neo-Nazis on TV

Despite Sky News' apology for its controversial Blair Cottrell interview, ACMA has found it didn't actually breach its code. What does it take to "incite or provoke" racial hatred in Australia?

‘Heart-sick’ Andrew Bolt defends Ross Cameron’s racist comments

‘Heart-sick’ Andrew Bolt defends Ross Cameron’s racist comments

Sky News said the comments have "no place on any of our platforms", but do other News Corp outlets feel the same way?

Schrödinger’s conspiracy theory

Schrödinger’s conspiracy theory

Welcome to Side View — a curated guide to new and overlooked content on politics, policy, and public affairs. This week: socialising in Finland, the mighty erections of tyrants, and when white people get scared.

Australian politics has a 1933 moment

Australian politics has a 1933 moment

The Coalition's support for a racist motion from Pauline Hanson trashes its legacy of fighting fascism and signals a dark moment in Australian politics.

Who is the new race discrimination commissioner, Chin Leong Tan?

Who is the new race discrimination commissioner, Chin Leong Tan?

Chin Leong Tan, a former property lawyer and multicultural sector leader, is a departure from his outspoken predecessor, and seems reluctant to take a stand on racism.

Morrison wants love and unity, and some culture wars too

Morrison wants love and unity, and some culture wars too

Scott Morrison has restarted two culture wars on Indigenous issues. The project of shoring up the Liberal Party base thus continues.