Introduction: The ‘Marketplace of ideas’ has only one idea

An introduction to this ACRAWSA Blog Symposium on the ‘Ramsay Centre for Western Civilization’ and the attack on Indigenous and critical race studies in…
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What Counts as Expertise? The Marginalisation of Race and Gender Scholarship

The attacks on members of the teaching staff at the University of Sydney by the right-wing tabloid, The Daily Telegraph on 8 August 2018,…

The Hidden and Excess of Anzac Day

When living in a multiracial settler colony, any celebration of war is, to say the least, problematic. Yet, each and every year, every member…

Call for Contributors to the ACRAWSA Blog

Welcome to the brand new blog of the Australian Critical Race & Whiteness Studies Association. This space is designed to give voice to academics,…

ACRAWSA Statement on Invasion Day 2018

Guests in the Master’s House

Following the publication of Australian Continental Philosophy, we sought Bryan Mukandi’s permission to re-post his reflections on the 2017 ASCP conference in Hobart. Our…

“What kind of question is that?”: The University of Sydney, the Ramsay Centre proposal and the scorched earth of Indigenous teaching and research on campus

Almost entirely absent from the contemporary educational mindset was any sense that cultures might not all be equal and that truth might not be…

What Max Weber Teaches Us About the Ramsay Centre’s Debate

We are not all Weberians. But Weber’s work alerts us to a deep-seated intellectual danger that we should at least consider seriously. Academic inquiry…

Decolonising the Academy When They Say Identity Politics and Political Correctness Have Gone Mad

"The idea that Aboriginal sovereignty is partial and particular rather than of national interest enables fields like Indigenous studies and critical race studies to…

Open Letter to the editors of the Monash Bioethics Review

In November 2018, it came to ACRAWSA’s notice that the Monash Bioethics Review had published an article by Jonathan Anomaly, entitled ‘Defending Eugenics’. In…

3 Ways We Can Tell Andrew Bolt is White from his Response to Randa Abdel-Fattah

Andrew Bolt is someone who has a lot of trouble with race. Whilst he is happy to go around proclaiming ‘It’s OK to be…

Traces of Racial Exception Book Launch

ACRAWSA and the University of Sydney is delighted to be co-hosting the Sydney book launch for Ronit Lentin’s new book, Traces of Racial Exception Racializing Israeli…
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Between Boredom and Terror

When I first heard about the Daily Telegraph’s attack on subjects offered by the University of Sydney and UTS, my first reaction was boredom.…
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