Interculturalism: How diverse societies can do better than passive tolerance – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Glenda Ballantyne, Senior Lecturer in Sociology, Swinburne University of Technology. Western liberal democracies are again embroiled in debates about the value of multicultural policies. In Australia, the federal government has just released its own statement on multiculturalism. The current debates are unfolding in the context of the election of Donald Trump, … [Read More] Interculturalism: How diverse societies can do better than passive tolerance – The Conversation

Proposed Changes May Confuse Rather than Clarify the Meaning of Section 18C G – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Murray Wesson, Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Western Australia. The Turnbull government has announced proposed changes to Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act: the law that makes it unlawful to engage in acts that are reasonably likely to “offend, insult, humiliate or intimidate” someone because of their race or … [Read More] Proposed Changes May Confuse Rather than Clarify the Meaning of Section 18C G – The Conversation

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination – FlagPost

21 March 2017 Extract of an article by Mary Anne Neilsen The United Nations’ International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed with a series of worldwide events on 21 March every year. Proclaiming the Day on 26 October 1966, the General Assembly called on the international community to redouble its efforts to eliminate … [Read More] International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination – FlagPost

The More We Mix, the Better – VoxEU.org

Extract from an article by Klaus Desmet, Altshuler Professor of Cities, Regions and Globalisation, Southern Methodist University, CEPR Research Fellow; Joseph Flavian Gomes, Assistant Professor, Navarra Center for International Development, University of Navarra and  Ignacio Ortuño-Ortin, Professor of Economics, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid Diverse countries tend to have more conflict, lower development, and worse public … [Read More] The More We Mix, the Better – VoxEU.org

Central African Refugee Women Resettled in Australia: Colonial legacies and the civilising process – Journal of Intercultural Studies

ABSTRACT This article explores how experiences of racialisation toward women who are resettled in Australia from Central African countries of Burundi, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo reflect a colonial imaginary and a legacy of postcolonising dominance in Australia. Drawing on 18-months of ethnographic research, I describe how assumptions of difference, dirtiness, and savagery … [Read More] Central African Refugee Women Resettled in Australia: Colonial legacies and the civilising process – Journal of Intercultural Studies

VIMEO: Why Cyber Racism Matters – Andrew Jakubowicz

Link to Vimeo: Why Cyber Racism Matters / Andrew Jakobowicz, Professor of Sociology  University of Technology Sydney (2:45 mins) see also: Is the Australian working class racist? Only if prompted, says expert. Hear Andrew Jakubowicz with Andrew West on RN Breakfast 27 December 2016 HERE. Includes reflections on Trump, Turnbull, Hanson and other usual suspects.

Living with Racism in Australia – The New York Times

Extract from an article by Alice Pung MELBOURNE, Australia — My father survived the killing fields of Cambodia, where he was threatened with having his tongue cut out with a sickle for speaking his native language, Teochew Chinese. When he and my pregnant mother arrived in Australia in 1980 and discovered that their new country … [Read More] Living with Racism in Australia – The New York Times

Strong and Effective Racial Vilification Laws Needed to Stop the Spread of Racial Hatred – FECCA

EXTRACT The Australian Government must maintain strong and effective laws against racial hatred, Aboriginal, ethnic and human rights organisations said today in a joint letter that responds to the inquiry into the racial vilification protections in the Racial Discrimination Act. The release of the letter coincides with a meeting in Melbourne today between the UN … [Read More] Strong and Effective Racial Vilification Laws Needed to Stop the Spread of Racial Hatred – FECCA

Australia broadly tolerant but pockets of intense prejudice remain, report shows – The Guardian

Scanlon report on social cohesion uncovers a multicultural nation with wide horizons that still wrestles with treatment of immigrants and Islam Extract from an article by Gabrielle Chan “Social cohesion is not a destination,” says Andrew Markus. “We don’t get to the destination and say we’ve done it. It’s something we need to work at.” … [Read More] Australia broadly tolerant but pockets of intense prejudice remain, report shows – The Guardian

Emotion Regulation & Young Children Educational Achievement – A selection of articles

Current Psychopathological Symptoms in Children and Adolescents Who Suffered Different Forms of Maltreatment [HTML]  / P De Rose, F Salvaguardia, P Bergonzini, F Cirillo… – The Scientific World Journal, 2016 — … Maltreated children may also exhibit deficits on emotion regulation, attachment organization, autonomous self … A. Bissada et al., “The Trauma Symptom Checklist for Young Children (TSCYC): reliability and … [Read More] Emotion Regulation & Young Children Educational Achievement – A selection of articles

Ideas for Australia: Bipartisanship on immigration does little to counter racism, suspicion and division – The Conversation

The Conversation has asked 20 academics to examine the big ideas facing Australia for the 2016 federal election and beyond. The 20-piece series examines, among others, the state of democracy, health, education, environment, equality, freedom of speech, federation and economic reform. Extract from an article by Gwenda Tavan Senior Lecturer, Politics and International Relations, La Trobe University … [Read More] Ideas for Australia: Bipartisanship on immigration does little to counter racism, suspicion and division – The Conversation

The Whitlam Government and the Racial Discrimination Act – Whitlam Institute

FORWARD This latest paper, in the Whitlam Institute’s ‘Whitlam Legacy’ series, The Whitlam Government and the Racial Discrimination Act (RDA) by Race Discrimination Commissioner Dr Tim Soutphommasane, offers a succinct history of the background to the Act itself, its passage through Parliament and its broader significance. It argues that the RDA provided the foundations on … [Read More] The Whitlam Government and the Racial Discrimination Act – Whitlam Institute

The Misuse of Psychological Arguments in the Immigration Debate: Why social psychology matters in the real world – LSE (UK)

Extract Professor Steve Reicher recently gave a lecture on the fundamental questions facing social psychology. Amena Amer reflects on the implications of the talk and the importance of social psychologists being at the forefront of discussions on issues like immigration. The fundamental question for social psychology according to Reicher is to understand what the structures are that create … [Read More] The Misuse of Psychological Arguments in the Immigration Debate: Why social psychology matters in the real world – LSE (UK)

Engaging with Diversity: A case study of the intercultural experiences of Muslim and non-Muslim students in an Australian school – International Centre for Muslim and non-Muslim Understanding

ABSTRACT The study explored how students in a highly diverse school experienced interacting within and between their languages, cultures and faiths.The findings highlight how students, and the school community more broadly, interpret, reflect on and manage reflexively the phenomenon of diversity. The role of languages and cultures is seen as key in mediating and creating … [Read More] Engaging with Diversity: A case study of the intercultural experiences of Muslim and non-Muslim students in an Australian school – International Centre for Muslim and non-Muslim Understanding

Employment in a “Land of Opportunity?” Immigrants’ Experiences of Racism and Discrimination in the Australian Workplace – Journal Of International Migration And Integration

ABSTRACT Immigrants are an important part of the Australian labor force and constitute a major source of net labor force growth. Immigrants arriving in Australia, however, face a number of barriers finding employment that is commensurate with their training and education (Reid, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health 36:120-125, 2012) and can end … [Read More] Employment in a “Land of Opportunity?” Immigrants’ Experiences of Racism and Discrimination in the Australian Workplace – Journal Of International Migration And Integration

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