... is its own Migration Story. By 4 News, via FactCheck: https://www.facebook.com/channel4factcheck/videos/934157460074099/ If you want to learn more about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy, this Wikipedia entry seems to be a relatively neutral and reliable place to start.
Five black students at the U.S. Air Force Academy Prep School found racist slurs written on their doors. This was their superintendent's response. https://www.facebook.com/jorgeramosnews/videos/1996362337315878/
One politician's misinformed attempt to promote a confusing non-issue in Australia's Marriage Equality survey has backfired. A prominent comedian noticed the blunder and turned Senator Bernadi's divisive tweet into a huge success for a group of Aussie kids trying to raise money to educate girls in Africa. Craigburn Primary School hoped to raise $900, but … Continue reading Goodness Prevails amid Aussie Shitstorm
It takes a lot of courage and patience to articulate truth when wider society is so adept at, and chronically intent upon, "criticizing, finding fault as if there were a reward for it" (Zig Ziglar). Robin was invited to share the following work with Resilience 101 because it is an eloquent and deeply personal expression of the … Continue reading You Wouldn’t Know by Looking at Me
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I am writing a book about racism.
‘Why?’ you might ask.
Well, not because I have any expertise on the matter. Not because I want to. Not because it’s easy. Not because it’s comfortable… It’s none of those things. And there are a bazillion easier ways to get a cookie, so it’s not that either.
To be clear up front, I am a a middle-aged 9th+ generation Tasmanian beige-skinned woman who grew up not even knowing there was such a thing as race. I have not personally suffered anything on the basis of my race. Ever.
But racism is my problem anyway.
It is my students’ problem, my friends’ problem, my relatives’ problem, my country’s problem, my online community’s problem; and, thanks to various political influences, it is likely to get poked with a stick more and more often. I am part of all those mini-worlds, and the greater world around them…
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by Dr Kerri O'Donnell Prime Minister Turnbull wants to change our Racial Discrimination Act to increase freedom of speech (1). I have never heard any Australian complain that we have a freedom of speech problem, so this makes no sense whatsoever. Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce agrees, stating that our Racial Discrimination Act is not a … Continue reading Australia’s Freedom of Hate-Speech
by Dr Kerri O'Donnell Today I stumbled upon a short illustrated story about privilege, On a Plate, by Toby Morris. The story was touted by Brightside (host website) as "The Simplest and Most Perfect Explanation of Privilege I’ve Ever Seen". Well, I certainly appreciated it. It is a good start. But it is not the whole … Continue reading Privilege is a counter-productive word.