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Why A Racist ArtsSoc Blog Matters

By Yenee I laughed along with everyone else when Mr Li mispronounced a word in my Mandarin LOTE class, relieved that no one was making fun of me. I laughed nervously when my coworker turned a client’s name into the office swearword, secretly feeling sorry for the poor person whose …

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Do Not Tell Me What Racism Is, Malcolm

By Jacqueline Willing Catching the train home is one of the most stressful experiences I know. It’s not the anxiety of being in a confined space, or having to interact with strangers, but rather the crippling fear of facing a racial tirade. It’s happened before. Plenty of times. It will …

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Casual racism

People props are bad enough, but when they are there to encompass a culture that does not actually consist purely of people in bright colored tights and suspenders, we have a little issue. These identical expressionless girls were described as ‘clumsiest attempt to appropriate Japanese culture and fashion since Gwen …

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A Man Like Luai

A Man Like Luai by University of Melbourne student Ellena Savage is the winner of the Tharunka Non-Fiction Writing Competition 2012. Tharunka would like to thank the judges Lisa Pryor, Jason Whittaker and Matthew Thompson. It is May, 2009. A cold, clear night; frost will set over the tips of …

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