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…
Stuart Hall, the 'father' of cultural studies.

ACRAWSA Statement on the Australian Academy of the Humanities Cultural and Communication Studies Twentieth Anniversary Colloquium

On July 27, 2018, I received the following email in my Western Sydney University Inbox: *Sent on behalf of Professor Tony Bennett* Dear colleagues,…

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…

Teaching Nationhood: An Asian-Australian Story

When Anzac Day approaches, I reflect on my experience of teaching about Australian nationhood in the context of being a non-Indigenous, Asian migrant to…

Fast track visas to a white supremacist fantasy

Australia is a country that takes pride in its borders. Through the mass policing of Australia’s perimeters, a fantasy is maintained, one that paints…

With our narrow interpretation of racism it’s too easy to deny that we are racist

I teach undergraduates at Western Sydney University, several hundreds of whom have, over the last five years, studied my unit, “The Racial State”. I chose…
ON AIR recording studio sign

‘Wrong to be White?’

ACRAWSA President, Alana Lentin was interviewed on the ABC Radio National Program, The Minefield. You can listen to the podcast here. Last year, former…