Tag Archives: Multiculturalism

Whiteness and literature: learning about superiority

Whiteness studies is a research area I have been working on over the last few years. It is a complimentary way of studying the issue of ‘racism’. This is an interdisciplinary area of inquiry looking at the various cultural, historical … Continue reading

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Racism: are we a racist country?

I cannot help but wonder what drives prejudice. Yes, for sure, we all have had negative interactions with some people from some cultures, like other cultures have had negative interactions with ours, but is that enough to take a position … Continue reading

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Time for some big ideas

I wrote a recent article for The Punch on the need for some new ideas to confront the emerging challenges of the twenty-first century. It is available here… It provoked some interesting discussions including many telling me to migrate – … Continue reading

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The greening of hate

A number of years ago I read an interview in the New Scientist titled ‘the greening of hate’ with Betsy Hartmann, a leading feminist and academic. In this interview, Hartmann warned that environmentalists should tread carefully in debates about population … Continue reading

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Racism and multiculturalism: niether are dead…

I am often asked two questions simultaneously: the first is whether Australia is a racist country; and, the second is whether cultures can actually mix. These questions require complex answers and to simply state yes or no to either of … Continue reading

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