Racial bias in news reporting has been repeatedly documented by scholars in media studies, critical race theory, political science, and sociology. As anti-racism activist Jane Elliot incisively observed, “People of color can’t even turn on the televisions in their own homes without being exposed to white racism.” - Chauncey DeVega Source: This is your brain on [...]
Children's Week 2014 has just begun and this year's theme is "every child's right to speak and be heard". As a parent of two young children it's easy to joke about the delights of kids NOT speaking or being heard. Yet there are countless children around Australia and the globe who speak up on issues [...]
Malala Yousafzai, the activist schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban, has said she is angered by how pop music represents women. The 17-year-old campaigner has claimed most female artists in the West have accepted that they should be ‘‘treated like objects’’. - Neil Lancefield via Malala Yousafzai angered by western pop music.
We’ve all seen the footage of violence erupting in the city on a Saturday night, or the increasing violence in public places such as train stations. The police are trying to contain and defuse it, hospitals are treating it and the families and friends of victims are trying to come to terms with it. But [...]