Category: Racism Australia

Racism, citizenship and schooling: why we still have some way to go

Racism means people experience citizenship differently. It means opportunities and capacities are not equally available to every citizen and egalitarian justice, the idea of a “fair go” for everyone, doesn’t work as it’s intended.

Racism divides societies and fractures the idea of common nationhood. It helps explain why some people don’t get a fair go at school, for example.

via Racism, citizenship and schooling: why we still have some way to go

Britain First leaders jailed for anti-Muslim hate crime | The Independent

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The leaders of far-right extremist group Britain First have been jailed for anti-Muslim hate crimes after targeting people they incorrectly believed were involved in an ongoing rape trial.

via Britain First leaders jailed for anti-Muslim hate crime | The Independent

The Verdict Is In – The Case Of Copper Brett Guerin Is Structural Racism, Pure And Simple – New Matilda

No-one should be surprised racism is embedded in police culture around the country, writes Nish Morris.

If you don’t understand (or believe in) structural white supremacy, consider that when people of colour and First Nations people have filed complaints about police harassment, targeting and abuse THIS FUCKING GUY has been overseeing the cases.

And if that’s not bad enough, then people get to throw around the blatantly misleading misconduct stats to – again – deny the prevalence of racism in our criminal justice system.

On Monday The Age revealed that former top cop Brett Guerin had a habit of posting gratuitously racist commentary on social media under the pseudonym ‘Vernon Demerest’.

Here is a taste, and just a warning that this is seriously disturbing stuff.

via The Verdict Is In – The Case Of Copper Brett Guerin Is Structural Racism, Pure And Simple – New Matilda

Reactive Racism – » The Australian Independent Media Network

 

When people say that reverse racism doesn’t exist, what they’re trying to say (I think) is not that Aboriginal people aren’t capable or guilty of racial slurs and profiling, but; that the systematic racism, entrenched societal racism and institutionalized racism that favours white history, values, perspectives and experiences are not levels of racism generally experienced by white people.

Some white people will tell you they have been on the receiving end of racial name-calling. Most Aboriginal will tell you that’s a pretty common occurrence for them. The arrival of the British was the arrival of class and race hierarchies.

via Reactive Racism – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Indigenous dole scheme participants slapped with 350,000 fines in two years – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Nathan Douglas welding inside Santa Teresa CDP men's shed.

LNPs definition of equality and saving tax payer money is straight out of  Punishment Park. 350,000 x $50 where has the $17.5 dollars gone? (Old Dog)

via Indigenous dole scheme participants slapped with 350,000 fines in two years – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Protesters swarm outside Melbourne court as United Patriot Front leader faces racism charges

Protesters have faced a wall of police in front of a Melbourne court ahead of the appearance of the leader of a far-right group accused of offending Muslims during a rally against a mosque.

Source: Protesters swarm outside Melbourne court as United Patriot Front leader faces racism charges

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I am a Racist – Live with it! – » The Australian Independent Media Network

By Nader Galil “My name is Nader and I am a racist*!” (think alcoholics anonymous)! I am also a cheat, a liar, I’m selfish and I’m a hypocrite. These are essentially ordinary human traits that lay within us all to varying degrees. Although we’re inaccurately taught to see these as defining personality characteristics, it is…

Source: I am a Racist – Live with it! – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Watch Jesse Williams give a powerful speech on racism in America at the BET Awards | People | News | The Independent

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Jesse Williams left audience members in tears while giving a moving acceptance speech at the 2016 BET Awards. Williams, who’s best known for his role as Dr. Jackson Avery in Grey’s Anatomy and for his outspoken activism, received the Humanitarian Award on Sunday and slammed the unfair treatment of black folks across the United States.

Source: Watch Jesse Williams give a powerful speech on racism in America at the BET Awards | People | News | The Independent

Bashing Blackface While The Real Structures Of Racism Endure – New Matilda

Another day, another blackface scandal. Settle in for a long ride because they won’t stop while the lies of nation persist, writes Amy McQuire. Over the weekend, yet another blackface scandal broke. It must be at least the third this year, almost time to begin a running tally. This latest outrage came in the formMore

Source: Bashing Blackface While The Real Structures Of Racism Endure – New Matilda

David Jones defies the booers with Adam Goodes marketing win

David Jones has defied the wrath of racist “booers” and delivered itself an extraordinary marketing coup by appointing retired Sydney Swans star Adam Goodes to be its brand ambassador.

Source: David Jones defies the booers with Adam Goodes marketing win

Racism gets hot in Bendigo but elites serve it cold to migrants every day | Jason WIlson | Comment is free | The Guardian

Many Australians are tolerant and abhor open bigotry. So why can’t multiculturalism explain the grind of official racism?

Source: Racism gets hot in Bendigo but elites serve it cold to migrants every day | Jason WIlson | Comment is free | The Guardian