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Race

An open letter against racism

We write this letter in response to substance-less attacks on ‘critical race theory’ by politicians and media figures in Australia. These attacks are tantamount to an attack on anti-racism itself. On 21 June 2021, a motion was introduced to the Australian Senate that called for the Government to reject critical race theory (CRT) from the national education curriculum. That motion was carried with support of members of the sitting Coalition Government. The former Prime Minister, John Howard, added fuel to the raging culture war when he asserted live on ABC TV: ‘I don’t think there is underlying racism in Australia.’

The signatories of this letter stand in opposition to these attacks by public office holders and public figures. Such attacks are dangerous in a number of ways:

* they have the effect of legitimising racism in a settler colonial society and insulating it from critique;
* they are a coordinated attack on principles of anti-racism;
* they place limits on democratic forms of speech and attack the right to protest;
* they seek to erode the principle of academic freedom

We stand in opposition to the amplification of moral panic over critical race theory, and assert the value of anti-racist action, research, and pedagogy.

It is clear to us that attacks on critical race theory are motivated by an anxiety over collective anti-racist mass movements that have forcefully asserted challenges to white supremacy and settler colonialism. Specifically, these attacks have gathered force following the unprecedented global antiracist mobilisations that followed the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis in May 2020. In the Australian context, these mobilisations have continued the ongoing resistance against First Nations deaths in custody. The attacks cannot be separated from the undermining of Indigenous people’s struggles against colonialism and attendant racial domination and discrimination, as well as the devaluation of Indigenous knowledges. We stand in solidarity with anti-racist movements that seek to dismantle the structures and systems that reproduce and uphold racism and oppression.

Understanding how race is constructed, and more importantly the political function of race, is crucial if we are to intervene in racism. The challenge of understanding race is that it is produced by ascriptive actions that, when repeated, come to appear as if they are fixed and stable characteristics. Race emerges from constantly shifting processes of racialisation, and so requires dedicated study. To understand race and racism in these terms is to understand that it is a structure of domination, one that is reproduced through things like policy, law, medicine, education, media, and more. Critical approaches to race demand that we attend to the ways race and racism are produced, both historically and contemporarily. This does not constitute a program of propaganda but a mode of critical inquiry that is consciously and explicitly invested in dismantling structures that perpetuate racism and racial domination.

The signatories of this letter oppose the attacks on ‘critical race theory’. At a time of mounting white supremacism across the Global North, these attacks are a stark reminder that we need more critical thinking about race and we resolve to continue this work across a range of diverse fields and disciplines. We call on institutions of research and education in Australia to stand with students, scholars, and educators whose work is coming under attack and to support their vital work.

Andrew Brooks, Lecturer in Media Studies, UNSW, Wangal Country, Australia
Alana Lentin, Associate Professor of Cultural & Social Analysis, Western Sydney University, Australia
Natalie Osborne, Lecturer Griffith University, Australia
Jumana Bayeh, Senior Lecturer, Macquarie University, Australia
Catherine, Book editor, Freelance, Australia
Shawna Tang, Lecturer, University of Sydney, Australia
Astrid Lorange, Senior Lecturer, UNSW, Australia
Michael Griffiths, Senior Lecturer, Literary Studies, University of Wollongong, Australia
Suneel Jethani, Lecturer, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Paola Bacchetta, Professor, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Ben Williamson, Australia
Dr Debbie Bargallie, Senior Research Fellow, Griffith University, Australia
Dr. Jay Daniel Thompson, Lecturer,RMIT University, Australia
Dr Sean Dockray, Senior Lecturer, ANU, Australia
David Theo Goldberg, Distinguished Professor, University of California, Irvine
Lisa Radford, Lecturer, VCA, University of Melbourne, Australia
Jean M Beaman, Associate Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
Ryan Al-Natour, Lecturer, Charles Sturt University, Australia
Deb Kunda, Swinburne, Australia
Dr Kim Munro, Lecturer, RMIT university, Australia
Shelly McGrath, Lecturer, University of Newcastle, Australia
Michael Richardson, Senior Research Fellow, UNSW, Australia
Innez Haua, Macquarie University, Australia
Pearl Tan, PhD Candidate, University of New South Wales, Australia
Simon Dawes, Senior Lecturer Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ), France
Lana Tatour, Lecturer, UNSW
Na’ama Carlin, Lecturer, UNSW, Australia
Meera Atkinson, Adjunct Lecturer in Writing, University of Notre Dame Australia, Australia
Nick Apoifis, Academic, UNSW, Australia
Leah Jing McIntosh, Editor, Liminal Magazine, Australia
Zora Simic, Academic, UNSW, Australia
Kyle Smith, PhD candidate, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Joseph Pugliese, Professor, Macquarie University, Australia
Sky Croeser, Senior Lecturer, Curtin University, Australia
Omid Tofighian, Adjunct Lecturer, UNSW, Australia
Ben Golder, Associate Professor, UNSW, Australia
David Brophy, Senior Lecturer, University of Sydney, Australia
Ronit Lentin, Retired Associate Professor of Sociology, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
John Kinsella, Emeritus Professor, Curtin University, Australia
Phillip Wadds, Senior Lecturer in Criminology, UNSW, Australia
Karen Crawley, Senior Lecturer, Griffith University, Australia
Baden Offord, AO, Emeritus Professor, Curtin University, Australia
Suvendrini Perera, John Curtin Distinguished, Emeritus Professor Curtin University, Australia
Evan Lawless, PhD Student, Curtin University, Australia
Tracy Ryan, Writer, Australia
Caitlin Biddolph, UNSW, Sydney, Australia
Kathleen Flanagan, Research Fellow, University of Tasmania, Australia
Thalia Anthony, Professor of Law, UTS, Australia
Dr Lara Palombo, Lecturer/Tutor, Macquarie University, Australia
Wulf D. Hund, Prof. emeritus, University of Hamburg – Department of Social Economics, Germany
Justine Poon, Lecturer, University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia
Jacob Broom, PhD candidate, University of Western Australia, Australia
Lisa Slater, Senior Lecturer, UOW, Australia
Liam Grealy, Research Fellow, University of Sydney, Australia
R. Harindranath, University of New South Wales, Australia
Dr Jodi Brooks, Senior Lecturer, School of the Arts & Media, University of NSW, Australia
Sally McLaren, UNSW Sydney, Australia
Tanja Dreher, Associate Professor, UNSW, Australia
Dr Sara Dehm, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Antonio Traverso, Senior Lecturer, Curtin University, Australia
Bronwyn Carlson, Professor, Macquarie University, Australia
Louise Boon-Kuo, Sydney Law School, University of Sydney, Australia
Catherine Dale, teacher, Tonjo, Tokyo, Japan
Sertan Saral, PhD Candidate, University of Sydney, Australia
Trang Hà, Student, Macquarie University, Australia
Maryrose Casey, Professor, Flinders University, Australia
Souheir Edelbi, PhD Candidate, UNSW, Australia
Dr Jayne Persian, Senior Lecturer, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Chris Gibson, Professor of Geography, University of Wollongong, Australia
Sian Halcrow, Associate Professor University of Otago, New Zealand
Alison Holland, Academic,Macquarie University Australia
Laura Tanata, Australia
David Wearing, Post-Doctoral Research Associate, SOAS, University of London, United Kingdom
Daniel Karlsson, Finland
Sindre Bangstad, Research Professor, KIFO (Institute for Church, Religion and Worldview Research), Oslo, Norway
Sophie Loy-Wilson, Lecturer in Australian History, University of Sydney, Australia
Stephanie Betz, Sessional Lecturer, School of Archaeology and Anthropology, Australian National University, Australia
Julien Villeneuve, Professor, Collège de Maisonneuve, Canada
Mark Davis, Professor, University of Melbourne, Australia
Nick Riemer, Senior Lecturer, English and Linguistics, University of Sydney, Australia
Richard Joyce, Senior Lecturer, Monash University, Australia
Charlie Masquelier, Senior Lecturer in Sociology, University of Exeter, United Kingdom
Radhiah Chowdhury, Commissioning editor, Penguin Random House Australia, Australia
Robyn Moore, Researcher University of Tasmania, Australia
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Dr Scott East, Lecturer, UNSW, Australia
Russell Smith, Lecturer, ANU, Australia
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Tanya Jakimow, Associate Professor, Australian National University, Australia
Luke Munn, Research Associate, Western Sydney University, Australia
Dr Tom Doig, Research Impact Advisor,Massey University, New Zealand
Gerald Roche, Senior Research Fellow, La Trobe University, Australia
Jacinta O’Reilly, New Zealand
Ann Kreger, Retired lecturer
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Alex Bhathal, Lecturer, La Trobe University, Australia
Alison Whittaker, Senior Researcher, Jumbunna Institute, Australia
Hannah McCann, Senior Lecturer in Cultural Studies, University of Melbourne, Australia
Sirma Bilge, Professor, Université de Montréal, Department of Sociology, Canada
Carolyn DCruz, Senior Lecturer, La Trobe University, Australia
Anna Sublet, Freelance Writer, Australia
Niro Kandasamy, Lecturer, Australian Catholic University, Australia
Cristina Rocha, Professor, Western Sydney University, AUSTRALIA
Ruth De Souza, VC Research Fellow, RMIT University, Australia
Emma Barnard, Teaching Associate Lead/PhD Candidate, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Amani Bell, Associate Professor, University of Sydney, Australia
Dr Lauren Piko, Sessional lecturer, University of Melbourne, Australia
Catriona Elder, Honorary Associate Professor, University of Sydney, Australia
Joanne Stagg, Lecturer, Griffith Law School, Griffith University, Australia
Simon Farley, PhD candidate and sessional tutor, University of Melbourne, Australia
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Emily Valentine Bullock, retired, Lennox St studios, Australia
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Katherine Wake, Post grad alumni, University of Sydney, Australia
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Dr Susie Latham, Adjunct Fellow, School of Social Sciences and Psychology, Western Sydney University, Australia
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Declan Kuch, VC Research Fellow, Western Sydney University, Australia
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Drew Rooke, Freelance journalist and author, Australia
Sarah Williams, PhD Candidate Deakin university; Co-founder Footprint Enterprises Inc., Australia
Lily Golightly, Artist, Sydney, Australia
Nolan Murphy, UNSW, Australia
Josh Johnston, CTO, X-Team International, Australia
Anthony Vernon
Robyn Bushell, Professor, Western Sydney University, Australia
Dr Marlene Longbottom, Yuin woman, Research Fellow, University of Wollongong, Yirrgandji country
Julie Kimani
Jarrod McKenna, Australia
Kat Taylor, Research Fellow, Australian National University, Australia
Nya Abernathy, Founder and Public Educator, The Dignity Effect, LLC, United States
Melissa Deeken, Student , The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology, USA
Tara Tolhurst, Student, University of Newcastle, Australia
Marziya Mohammedali, PhD Student/ HDR Support Coordinator, Edith Cowan University, Australia
Michelle Lamptey, UK
William Clapton, Senior Lecturer, UNSW, Australia
Marie Oelgemoeller, Senior Lecturer in Journalism, James Cook University, Australia
Eva Chandrakumar, Social Sciences Teacher, Ascham School, Wallumedegal Country
Dhakshayini Sooriyakumaran, PhD Candidate, School of Regulation and Global Governance, ANU, Australia
Gil Anaf, Psychiatrist / Psychoanalyst, Australia
Alba Rosa Boer Cueva, PhD candidate, UNSW, Australia
Emily Valentine Bullock, Visual Artist, Australia
Dr Julia Anaf, Research Fellow, Flinders University of South Australia, Australia
Megan Watkins, Professor, Western Sydney University, Australia
Misty Farquhar, OAM, PhD Candidate, Curtin University Centre for Human Rights Education, Australia
Greg Noble, Professor, Institute for Culture & Society, Western Sydney University, Australia
Raisera McCulloch, Masters Student, NAIITS Indigenous Learning, Australia, Bunjalung Country
Hayley Saul, Senior Lecturer in Heritage Studies, Western Sydney University, Australia
Susan Sheridan, Emeritus Professor, Flinders University, Australia
Paul Salzman, Emeritus Professor, La Trobe University, Australia
Dr. Blair Apgar, Independent Researcher, United States
Marisa Howden, Writer, Australia
Duc Dau, Honorary Research Fellow, The University of Western Australia
Daniel Swain, PhD candidate, Yale University, Australia
Jennifer Rutherford, Adjunct Professor, University of Adelaide, Australia
Tommaso Durante, Associated Lecturer, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Sarah Kennedy Bates, PhD Candidate, Harvard University, Australia
Kate Deacock, Lecturer, Western Sydney University, Australia
Janak Rogers, Associate Lecturer, RMIT University, Australia
Cecelia Cmielewski, Research Officer, Western Sydney University, Australia
Bronwyn Bate, Post Doc Research Fellow, Institute for Culture and Society, Australia
Nicholas Jose, Emeritus Professor, The University of Adelaide, Australia
Sonia Sofat, Director & Co-Founder, Hue Consulting, Australia
Adrian Mackenzie, Professor of Sociology, ANU, Australia
Denis Byrne, Associate Professor, Western Sydney University, Australia
Brett Neilson, Professor, Western Sydney University, Australia
Professor Heather Horst, Director, Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University, Australia
Anna Cristina Pertierra, Associate Professor, Western Sydney University, Australia
Eliza Palme, Law & Development Student, UON, Australia
Dr Sue Whatman, Senior Lecturer, Griffith University, Australia
Steph (Daza) Curley, Ph.D., Research Fellow, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
Dr Benjamin Hanckel, Senior Research Fellow, Western Sydney University, Australia
Karen Soldatic, Associate Professor, Western Sydney University, Australia
Simon Stevens, Lecturer, Edith Cowan University, Australia
Dr James A. Lindsay, PhD, University of Tennessee, United States
Coleman Hughes, Writer, Columnist, Podcaster, Columbia University, United States
John H McWhorter, Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University, United States
Samuel Harris, PhD and Author, Philosopher, Neuroscientist, University of California, United States
Zuleyka Zevallos, Applied sociologist, The Other Sociologist, Australia
Dr Kent Hovind, PhD, Christian Education, Patriot Bible University Colorado, United States
Sarah Williams, PhD Candidate; Co-founder, Deakin university; Footprint Enterprises Inc., Australia
Dr Anna Denejkina, Lecturer, Western Sydney University, Australia
Monika Barthwal-Datta, Senior Lecturer, UNSW, Australia
Karem Roitman, Associate Lecturer, Open University, United Kingdom
Kai Syng Tan, Senior Lectuere, Manchester Metropolitan University
Roxana Pessoa Cavalcanti, Senior lecturer, University of Brighton, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Dr Julie McLaughlin, Senior Lecturer, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Dr Marias D’Avolio, Lecturer, University of Brighton, United Kingdom
Bianca Hester, Senior Lecturer, co-Director Research and Engagement, UNSW, Australia
Phillipa Evans, Lecturer, UNSW, Australia
Stephen Loo, Professor, UNSW, Australia
Bridget Moyle, Former Student, UNSW, Australia
Dr Amanda Stuart, Lecturer, Environment Studio, School of Art and Design, Australian National University, Australia
Jill Bennett, Scientia Professor, UNSW, Australia
Dr Clare Milledge, Senior Lecturer, UNSW, Australia
ELizabeth McMahon, Professor, UNSW, Australia
Anastasia Murney, Sessional Lecturer, UNSW, Australia
Matthew Chard, PHD Student, Australian National University, Australia
Kynan Tan, Postdoctoral Fellow, UNSW, Gadigal, Australia
Verónica Tello, Senior Lecturer, University of New South Wales, Australia
Carla Guedes, Scientia PhD student, UNSW, Australia
Nina Nichols, PhD Scholar, Australian National University, Australia
Bonaventure Munganga, PhD student, Literary Studies, UNSW-Sydney, Australia
Fernando do Campo, Lecturer, UNSW Sydney, Australia
Helen Caple, Associate Professor, Journalism, UNSW, Gadigal, Australia
Jamilla de Jonge, Undergraduate Student, University of New South Wales, Australia
Dr Srinjoy Bose, Senior Lecturer, UNSW, Australia
Riley Court Bennett, Residential Fellow; Medicine Graduate, UNSW, Australia
Uroš Čvoro, Associate Professor, UNSW, Australia
Mengistu Amberber Senior Lecturer UNSW Australia
Anna Munster, Professor, Media Arts and Theory, UNSW, Australia
Emma Robinson, Lecturer, Griffith University, Australia
Rebecca Shanahan, Lecturer, UNSW, Australia
Zoe Horn, PhD Candidate, Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University, Australia
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  1. I’d like to sign if my signature is relevant
    Zoe Douglas-Kinghorn, honours student at University of Tasmania, Australia

  2. I am against Racism . Juan Garrido Salgado, Chilean-Australian. I am a poet, Translator & activist.

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