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'Odd couple' of federal politics work to bring back multiculturalism

'Odd couple' of federal politics work to bring back multiculturalism | anti-racism framework | Scoop.it
They could be described as the 'odd couple' of federal politics.  From different sides of the political spectrum, one of Greek heritage the other of British stock, together MPs Russell Broadbent and Maria Vamvakinou have fought to have the concept of multiculturalism accepted once again in Australia. They launched federal Parliament’s ‘Friends of Multiculturalism’ committee in 2007 during a time when the refugee debate had impacted on Australia’s support for multiculturalism.
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Imagining Social Justice as a Communal Process

Imagining Social Justice as a Communal Process | anti-racism framework | Scoop.it
Hate violence is inextricably bound to broader social and political systems.
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Muslim groups condemn government's 'lack of response' to anti-Islam rallies

Muslim groups condemn government's 'lack of response' to anti-Islam rallies | anti-racism framework | Scoop.it
Muslim groups have criticised the federal government for its lack of response to anti-Islam rallies held over the weekend. The nation-wide protests, held under the banner 'Reclaim Australia,' protested against "sharia law, halal tax and Islamisation." In some states the rallies became violent, going head-to-head with anti-racism groups.
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Ferguson officials' racist emails released

Ferguson officials' racist emails released | anti-racism framework | Scoop.it
Emails between officers and city official – including one joking about stoning Muslim women and image used to mock Michelle Obama – now made public
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‘Black’: your label, not mine

‘Black’: your label, not mine | anti-racism framework | Scoop.it
I am African Australian. I am literally 'black' by name (my surname 'Lemoh' means 'black' in the Mende language of Sierra Leone). I am brown of face, but unlike some, I do not choose to identify primarily as Black in this country. To me, 'Black' in Australia has meant 'Aboriginal' - not in the racial sense, but in the political sense.
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Why White People Freak Out When They're Called Out About Race

When the Black Lives Matter movement marched in the streets, holding up traffic, disrupting commerce, and refusing to allow "normal life" to resume—insofar as normalcy means a system that permits police and vigilantes to murder black men and women with impunity—white people found themselves in tense conversations online, with friends and in the media about privilege, white supremacy and racism. You could say white fragility was at an all-time high.

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Comment: There's no place for casual racism disguised as 'just sledging'

Comment: There's no place for casual racism disguised as 'just sledging' | anti-racism framework | Scoop.it
Back in 2013 when The Daily Show’s then reporter John Oliver came to Australia he remarked it was a “comfortably racist” place. No one seemed to disagree with his assessment. It seems we are comfortable with our casual racism. So much so that some of the biggest names in our media are happy to prove the point.
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Noel Pearson blasts Abbott's 'lifestyle choice' comments as 'shameless'

Noel Pearson blasts Abbott's 'lifestyle choice' comments as 'shameless' | anti-racism framework | Scoop.it
Aboriginal leader calls prime minister’s utterance on remote communities a ‘disgraceful turn of events’ as ministers line up to defend PM
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Three years after Trayvon Martin, a new civil rights movement grows in strength

Three years after Trayvon Martin, a new civil rights movement grows in strength | anti-racism framework | Scoop.it
Before the controversial police killings of young African Americans last year, Black Lives Matter had its roots in the slaying of the Florida 17-year-old
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Muslim leaders outraged by Tony Abbott's chiding over extremism

Muslim leaders outraged by Tony Abbott's chiding over extremism | anti-racism framework | Scoop.it
Islamic leaders are furious at the prime minister’s suggestion that the community does not do enough to stamp out extremism
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The day the Freedom Riders gatecrashed the Bowraville cinema with a colour bar

The day the Freedom Riders gatecrashed the Bowraville cinema with a colour bar | anti-racism framework | Scoop.it
Ann Edwards recalls the day 50 years ago when her hero, the Freedom Ride leader Charles Perkins, came to town, with his first stop being the racially segregated picture theatre
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‘Selma Is Now': John Legend’s Momentous Oscar Speech

‘Selma Is Now': John Legend’s Momentous Oscar Speech | anti-racism framework | Scoop.it
Over the last two years there has been a stunning -- and mostly overlooked -- attack on voting rights in the United States.
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Take the Chains Off: The Struggle for Racial Justice Continues

Take the Chains Off: The Struggle for Racial Justice Continues | anti-racism framework | Scoop.it
The call for justice is building in Black America and beyond.
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Diversity and immigration are not the problem. Political courage is… | Kenan Malik

Diversity and immigration are not the problem. Political courage is… | Kenan Malik | anti-racism framework | Scoop.it
Last week, nine British Muslims were arrested on the Syrian border as Nigel Farage tapped into his constituency’s unease about modern Britain. We need our leaders to respond to this unease with reason – and a positive vision
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Guilty of Being Poor

Guilty of Being Poor | anti-racism framework | Scoop.it
When a community issues arrest warrants for more offenses than it has residents, something's deeply wrong.
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Black woman's 'lynching' charge: an unsettling tactic to punish activism?

Black woman's 'lynching' charge: an unsettling tactic to punish activism? | anti-racism framework | Scoop.it
California law was passed in 1933 to prevent mobs from taking people from police custody but case of Maile Hampton and others suggest police are cracking down on protesters
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Reclaim Australia rallies 'hurtful' to new migrants and refugees

Reclaim Australia rallies 'hurtful' to new migrants and refugees | anti-racism framework | Scoop.it
Community leaders say nationwide anti-Islam rallies held on Saturday have left new arrivals feeling isolated and vulnerable
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Victoria Police roll out ticketing system in bid to curb 'racial profiling'

Victoria Police roll out ticketing system in bid to curb 'racial profiling' | anti-racism framework | Scoop.it
  Seven years ago, 19 African-Australian men took Victoria Police to the Federal Court, alleging that police were targeting some people based on their appearance, rather than their actions.   That is, so-called, racial profiling.   The action eventually resulted in police admitting to racial profiling and announcing a three-year plan to tackle the problem.   One of those measures includes an Australian first police receipt pilot program will be rolled out in parts of Melbourne today.  
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White Privilege, Explained in One Simple Comic

White Privilege, Explained in One Simple Comic | anti-racism framework | Scoop.it
White privilege can be a tricky thing for people to wrap their heads around. If you've ever called out white privilege before, chances are you've heard responses like "But I'm didn't ask to be born white!" or "You're being reverse racist." The next time t
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Ten Things You Should Know About Selma Before You See the Film

Ten Things You Should Know About Selma Before You See the Film | anti-racism framework | Scoop.it
In this 50th anniversary year of the Selma-to-Montgomery March and the Voting Rights Act it helped inspire, national media will focus on the iconic images of “Bloody Sunday,” the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the interracial marchers, and President Lyndon Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act.
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The Islamophobia stirred up by Abbott and Bolt is a bigger threat to us than terrorism | Julian Burnside

The Islamophobia stirred up by Abbott and Bolt is a bigger threat to us than terrorism | Julian Burnside | anti-racism framework | Scoop.it
We’re being asked to give up long-held principles of justice, fairness and liberty, not to mention social cohesion. Is there any threat big enough to warrant that?
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Tony Abbott Wishes More Muslim Leaders Would Distance Themselves From Terrorism Like They “Mean It”

Tony Abbott Wishes More Muslim Leaders Would Distance Themselves From Terrorism Like They “Mean It” | anti-racism framework | Scoop.it
This isn't even dogwhistling. It's dog-airhorning.
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"Selma" Portrays the True Martin Luther King Jr: A Radical Despised by the Political Establishment

"Selma" Portrays the True Martin Luther King Jr: A Radical Despised by the Political Establishment | anti-racism framework | Scoop.it
This is not your sanitized Hollywood version of Dr. King.
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