Category Archives: Race and indigenous

Ray Martin is shocked, shocked at the way media framing is fanning social division: Racism in Australia Part One

When I saw Ray Martin fronting a doco on racism I expected the worst. He’s so in love with schmoozing the audience with his dulcets, I expected a whitewash. There are a few bad eggs, but we’re not racist. We’re Aussies! The … Continue reading

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Where else would they come from?

Minister Dutton says that 2/3 of people recently charged with terrorism in Australia have Lebanese Muslim backgrounds. However, the first rule when considering dramatic statistics should be to think “compared to what”. In this case, where else might we expect … Continue reading

Posted in Immigration and refugees, Politics - national, Race and indigenous, Religion, Society | 6 Comments

Adverse Action Lawyer wanted in Frijters versus UQ case

I am seeking a lawyer to run an Adverse Action case connected to the recent Fair Work Commission verdict that found systematic breaches of procedures and procedural fairness in the University of Queensland’s actions against me following my research on … Continue reading

Posted in Blegs, Competitions, Cultural Critique, Economics and public policy, Ethics, Inequality, Journalism, Law, Life, Media, Personal, Race and indigenous, Science, Social Policy | 10 Comments

Decentralised preferences and centralised prejudice: the case of racial sorting

Racial Sorting and the Emergence of Segregation in American Cities by Allison Shertzer, Randall P. Walsh – #22077 (DAE LE) Abstract: Residential segregation by race grew sharply in the United States as black migrants from the South arrived in northern … Continue reading

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Dennis Jensen and the ‘noble savage’ – a constructive perspective

Federal Liberal backbencher Dr Dennis Jensen is a right wing MP with views not unlike those of his colleague Corey Bernardi.  He “distinguished” himself this week in Parliament with a diatribe about Indigenous communities supposedly living a ‘noble savage’ lifestyle: “I … Continue reading

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Into the parallel universe – with a gun to your head

I followed a link on the site of a complexity theorist I know to this story by Ben Allen on this interesting site (which is mostly about complexity theory). Anyway, this story is not about complexity theory. It’s about innocently dropping some kids off … Continue reading

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Dances with wolves

I met Adam Goodes very briefly in a restaurant in Randwick in 2000. He was then not well known but my sports-mad son Oliver noticed him and pestered me to let him request an autograph. I eventually relented and, when … Continue reading

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