David Dare Parker
'It's a conversation suburban Australia refuses to have.'
No word on the rest of the racist sexist comments, though.
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My nine-year-old son is not remotely an academic genius -- but he's a comedic one. But one thing he does not think is funny -- and he absolutely won't stand for -- is genuine unkindness in the guise of humour.
He shouldered that heavy burden for all of us. He unintentionally started a discussion we didn't know we were ready to have. He's made all of us have a think about what sort of behavior it is as Australians we're willing to accept and what we're not. He's made people who have been sitting on the fence for 200 years choose a side, racism or reconciliation.
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Today I'll be at the footy with my whole family. I've taken my son before but never my wife and daughter. But the Sydney Swans versus GWS Giants clash at the SCG is more than a football game. Much, much more.
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Public discourse on racism should require a level playing field, but in some cases those with lived experience of racism aren't even allowed on the field.
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Former prime minister Kevin Rudd says it's “100 per cent bullshit” that the booing of retired Sydney Swans player Adam Goodes had nothing to do with race. Rudd told NSW Parliament on Friday that when...
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If one sports story rings loudest through the 12 months since the last Australia Day, it's not a grand final or golf tournament or world title that anybody won. It's the Adam Goodes booing saga.
Attacks on sportsmen and women on social media are often not even instigated by any action on the field, but because of their race, gender, religion, ethnicity or a multitude of other perceived faults in their makeup.
The Labor Party has approached retired footballer Adam Goodes about the prospect of running as a candidate at the next federal election. Fairfax Media has confirmed Northern Territory Labor Senator an...
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The appointment of Adam Goodes as David Jones’ latest brand ambassador has come under racist and abusive fire on social media. Goodes on Sunday announced his first role since retiring from AFL last mo...
I had the privilege of being able to interview Adam Goodes to discuss his struggles, his retirement, and his future. As an Indigenous wom*n this was a great honour. For many Indigenous people, ‘succes...
It's easy -- don't be racist at work, intentionally or otherwise. Workplaces need to shut down racism and stop placing the onus on the victim to resolve it.