Tonight I had the honour of sitting on a panel for @latrobeuni Ideas & Society Discussion- Has Racism in Contemporary Australia Entered the Political Mainstream’. Thanks to my co panelists Dr’s Chelsea Bond ?? (UQ), Tim Southphamassane (USyd) , & Tom Switzer (CIS). Special thanks to Prof Robert Manne and the events team for curating this series. Our panel shared a timely and powerful discussion.
In summary, racism has existed since colonisation and assumed various manifestations. Calling it out is necessary because left unchecked, it legitimises hate speech and acts of violence in the name of patriotism.
It is not the burden of minorities to appease ‘elite white fragility’ seeking the mantle of free speech, as they diminish our humanity in order to entrench their privilege.
Never has. Never will be. #endxenophobia #endislamophobia #makechangehappen #crossculturalconsultant #tasneemchopra #latrobeunialumni #ideasandsociety