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Members of the Kanakanvu tribe perform at a Saraya harvest festival, Donghua Village, Taiwan.

Race and ethnicity

Who is Taiwanese?

Taiwan’s minority indigenous peoples are being used to refute mainland China’s claims on the island – but what does that mean for their recognition, land rights and identity?


A minor language

If Footscray Primary’s Vietnamese program ends, what else is lost?

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Guess who’s coming to dinner

MasterChef conceals and reveals Australian racism

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The middle of nowhere

Australia’s political leaders have lost their bearings in a changed world

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Blackbirds: Australia’s hidden slave trade history

The racism that brought Australian South Sea Islanders here, and the racism that tried to send them back


Free speech has never been ‘free’

The idea that all opinions should be ventilated is misguided

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Patrick White’s immigrant language

White gained from his partner’s Greek Orthodoxy a sensibility that changed how he saw Australia

The fabulous tale of Nelly Yoa

The Sudanese community leader and sports star’s improbable rise

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Once upon a time in the West

Conservatives pine for the days of unapologetic cultural supremacism. Do they really know what they’re getting themselves into?


Age-old hate

Anti-Semitism is on the rise