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Not Racist, But …: Why Are We Afraid of Being Called Racist?

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Photo of Beverley Wang, Oishee Alam, Helen Ngo and Luke Pearson

Beverley Wang, Oishee Alam, Helen Ngo and Luke Pearson

How can we have constructive conversations about racism when everyone is so defensive? Are laws enough to tackle racism? And what’s the deal with identity politics? In this panel – the first in a series of four talks curated by Santilla Chingaipe – Beverley Wang, Luke Pearson, Helen Ngo and Oishee Alam explore definitions of racism, looking not just at overt examples but also implicit bias and systemic racism, with examples from Australian history.

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