Race relations



Making change: what works?

This report is the culmination of a project undertaken over the last year. The report seeks to understand what key ingredients enable movements to realise significant change – as well as what we can learn from movements associated with partial or little change.

Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities: the report

This report explores quantitative data and qualitative evidence to understand why race disparities in the United Kingdom exist, what works, and what does not.

Cancelled! How ideological cleansing threatens Australia

Like all modern societies, Australia has to understand, interpret and learn from its history. In this paper, Peter Kurti argues that we must be sure to protect our country, our communities and our citizens from the three dangers posed by cancel culture — the corrosion...

Race in America 2019

This report is based on a nationally representative survey of American adults conducted in early 2019. Among its findings are that more than four in ten Americans say the country hasn't made enough progress toward racial equality, and most Americans say it’s now more common...
Working paper

Race and economic opportunity in the United States: an intergenerational perspective

This study examines five racial and ethnic groups - people of Hispanic ethnicity and non-Hispanic whites, blacks, Asians, and American Indians. By analyzing rates of upward and downward mobility across generations for these groups, we quantify how their incomes change and predict their future earnings...

Populism, anxiety and race

This keynote speech to the Australian Political Studies Association conference addresses the rise of populism and the challenges faced by liberal democracies.

Tu mai te rangi: Report on the Crown and disproportionate reoffending rates

The Waitangi Tribunal has found the Crown in breach of its Treaty obligations by failing to prioritise the reduction of the high rate of Māori reoffending relative to non-Māori. The Tribunal says the undisputed disparity between Māori and non-Māori reoffending rates is longstanding and substantial...
Audio interview

Nearly half of Australians support changes to 18C: IPA polling

Those who support watering down the anti-hate laws in the Racial Discriminaton Act have received a boost this morning. Polling commissioned by conservative think tank the Institute of Public Affairs shows that almost one in two people support removing the words 'insult' and 'offend' from...
Audio podcast

Speaking with: Alanna Kamp about the erasure of Chinese Australian women from our history books

Dallas Rogers speaks with Western Sydney Univeristy's Alanna Kamp about her research on the forgotten lives of Chinese Australian women in the 20th Century, the silence in our census records about their experiences, and why it matters for our understanding of Australia’s national identity.

Telling it like it is: Aboriginal perspectives on race and race relations

Overview This project aims to provide an evidence base for attitudinal change, to develop new strategies for racial harmony, and to improve the way services are provided to Aboriginal people. The project team collected data from nearly 200 in-depth interviews with 44 respondents from a...
Working paper

Race, offence and democracy

This paper is concerned with the competing demands of multiculturalism and the interplay of race and democratic practice in an age that is often seen as being somehow post-political. • State multiculturalism as an example of a regulatory framework, works by enabling recognition of particular...