Fear of a Brown Planet
Watch Bangladeshi Australian comedian/writer/activist Aamer Rahman demolish the idea of "reverse racism", and summarise the devastating history of European colonialism - in two and a half minutes!
A Class Divided
The day after Martin Luther King, Jr. was killed, Jane Elliott, a teacher in a small, all-white Iowa town, divided her third-grade class into blue-eyed and brown-eyed groups and gave them a daring lesson in discrimination. This is the story of that lesson, its lasting impact on the children, and its enduring power 30 years later.
Babakiueria is a 1986 “mockumentary” that flips the script on events from 1770 till now, starting with Aboriginal troops invading a white Aussie “barbeque area”. It highlights the injustice of Australia's past and present Aboriginal policies and the entrenched systemic racism in society.
Racism. It stops with me.
Racism. It Stops With Me is a national anti-racism campaign of the Australian Human Rights Commission. It aims to increase awareness of racism, and equip more Australians with tools to address it.
When they see us
An award-winning mini-series based on the true story, starting in 1989, of the Central Park 5, wrongly convicted teenagers caught up in a systemically racist US justice system. Not for the faint-hearted. Catch it on Netflix.
Give Nothing to Racism
Watch Taika Waititi, “Give nothing to racism”(NZ)(2 mins). Interpersonal racism starts small. Sometimes it lives in everyday actions and comments that we laugh off, nod in agreement to, excuse, and therefore accept. But we don’t have to. We can stop casual racism from growing into something more extreme. We can give it no encouragement. No respect. No place. No power. We can give it nothing.
Implicit Association Test
Explore how social conditioning affects our decision making, and our ability to associate words with images that trigger stereotypes. The IAT is a continuing research project by Harvard University, which does not claim validity for particular individuals of the interpretations it offers. You may be amazed at what you find about the biases we’ve all been taught about gender, skin colour, sexuality, weight, and age.
Or the US version, with even more choices:
Founded by Leah Jing McIntosh in late 2016,the Liminalproject aims to support talented writers and artists in so-called ‘Australia’, with a focus on the Asian Australian experience.
Publishing art, writing and interviews, Liminal also runs literary events, mentorships, fellowships and national literary prizes for First Nations writers and writers of colour, working to create new spaces and opportunities for our community. Based in Narrm, Liminalis made by a dedicated team located around the continent. Check out the interviews!!
British Australian Kitty Flanagan on The Weekly, exploring the logic of "reverse racism", in the context of a Beyonce performance at the SuperBowl that had enraged some white viewers with its all black dance team!