Superb keynote from Fed Race Discrimination Commissioner, Dr Tim Southpommasane, at Alfred Deakin Institute Conference on ‘50 Year’s of naming institutional racism: realising racial equity or intensifying injustices?’
He deftly conveyed how structural racism as a banal form of discrimination is often implied without malice, unaware of the power paradigms which fuel its existence. Further analysis ensued on being colourblind & identity politics and how these issues entrench the experience of structural racism at the behest of those oblivious to their privilege.
If we don’t see race , we don’t acknowledge racism.