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Letter to President Trump from Pittsburgh Jewish Leaders

President Trump: Yesterday, a gunman slaughtered 11 Americans during Shabbat morning services. We mourn with the victims’ families and pray for the wounded. Here in Mr. Rogers’ neighborhood, we express gratitude for the first responders and for the outpouring of support from our neighbors near and far. We are committed to healing as a community [...]

By |2018-11-12T11:57:17+00:00November 12th, 2018|Categories: Society & Culture|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Third of Women At Sydney Uni Colleges Experience Sexual Harassment

As many as 32 per cent of women at University of Sydney colleges have experienced sexual harassment and 6 per cent of female college students have experienced actual or attempted sexual assault, with other college students making up the vast majority of perpetrators, a review of college culture has found. The review, led by former [...]

By |2017-12-18T11:03:36+00:00December 18th, 2017|Categories: Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

How Do You Talk To Kids About Racism?

Google Images Issues related to racism and racial discrimination feature in our news and social media feeds with alarming regularity. This year more and more stories have emerged around “black face”, hotly contested debates about cartoons, free speech and who gets to decide who and what is and isn’t racist. Once again, Section [...]

Beware Your Biased Brains

Flickr Images Our brain can move very fast, and that can be a real problem. The tendency to make split-second assessments of people can lead to disastrous outcomes. A growing body of research is showing that what we see when we see a face is so strongly shaped by stereotypes, beliefs, and attitudes [...]

Australia Broadly Tolerant, But Pockets Of Intense Prejudice Remain

Flickr Images "Social cohesion is not a destination,” says Andrew Markus. “We don’t get to the destination and say we’ve done it. It’s something we need to work at.” Markus is a Monash University professor who oversees the Scanlon reports, a now regular and widespread exercise to measure social cohesion in Australia. Its [...]

The Reality Of Racism In Australia

Flikr Images Shannon Murdoch scored 100 per cent on her Australian citizenship. Ask her anything. Flags. Constitutions. Even what the governor-general does. She'll know the answer. In a few weeks, she will be all set to sing Advance Australia Fair. But a few weeks back, she boarded a plane in Melbourne ready to fly [...]

Concerns of Young People Today

Mission Australia Each year we encourage Australians aged 15-19 to ‘speak up’ about the issues that really concern them through Australia’s largest online youth survey. In 2015 we had nearly 19,000 respondents. We strive for an accurate representation of our nation’s youth. Among those who take part are young people who are in [...]

Study Finds Sydney Muslims Experience Racism 3 Times the Rate of other Australians

Asma Fahmi says she has experienced overt racism. Photo: Kate Geraghty Muslims in Sydney experience discrimination and verbal slurs at three times the rate of all other Australians, a study that is the first of its kind in the country has found. Nearly two thirds of Muslims surveyed had been subjected to racism, with one in 10 reporting such encounters as [...]

Report Shows Social Cohesion Improved in 2015

Anti-racism protesters during a rally against Reclaim Australia in Melbourne on April 4, 2015. Picture: Hamish Blair In a surprising result, the Scanlon Foundation’s 2015 Mapping Social Cohesion report found despite the rise of anti-Islam groups such as Reclaim Australia, Australians had not embraced racist views. In fact the experience of discrimination in [...]

By |2015-11-01T21:27:52+00:00October 29th, 2015|Categories: Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

‘Horror Stories’: Think Twice before Telling Your Boss You Have Mental Health Issues

  Photo: Sydney Morning Herald Workers who tell bosses about their mental health issues are risking their careers, the head of national charity BeyondBlue has warned. BeyondBlue chief executive Georgie Harman said that openness about mental health issues could potentially help managers create the best environment to aid recovery. But workers should speak openly only [...]