Pastiche of the Last Supper. A man sits at the centre of a table surrounded by other people who are looking at him whole he speaks.

The Ramsay Insult

If one wishes to engage with Indigenous and other non-western knowledges in research, writing, and teaching, certainly in Australia, then one needs to divest…
Picture of the slogan: What Australia Has a Black History, against the backdrop of an Aboriginal flag.

Stuff People Get Wrong About Aboriginal History: A Thread

The good people at Thread Reader have provided an ‘unroll’ of the brilliant series of tweets by Evelyn Araluen, correcting myths of Aboriginal History.…

“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…

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…

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…
A Sketch of Andrew Bolt by Samara Lucich

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…
Decolonize

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,…
where are you really from

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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