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Ask Them About Their Neighbours – “The Victory Lab: The Secret Science of Winning Campaigns”, Sasha Issenberg

December 5th, 2012 · Comments Off on Ask Them About Their Neighbours – “The Victory Lab: The Secret Science of Winning Campaigns”, Sasha Issenberg · Electoralism, Multi-culturalism, Psychology

One night Binder asked, “Do you think your neighbors would be willing to vote for an African-American for president?” Some of the voters answered no, and Strasma watched them closely. Something in that response—perhaps a feeling of being liberated to publicly share an unpopular opinion—convinced him that the people who acknowledged their neighbors’ racism might […]

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One of Us – “Mudslingers: The Twenty-Five Dirtiest Political Campaigns of All Time” – Kerwin Swint

April 30th, 2012 · Comments Off on One of Us – “Mudslingers: The Twenty-Five Dirtiest Political Campaigns of All Time” – Kerwin Swint · Campaigning, Immigration, Multi-culturalism, Politics, US Politics

To Jesse Helms, politics and ideology were simple, black and white. He saw it as right versus wrong, good versus evil. His slogan for the 1972 Senate campaign was “He’s one of us.” It appeared in television ads and in flyers distributed around the state…. It also implied that the opponent was not “one of […]

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He was No Longer a Professor – “Life and Fate” – Vasily Grossman

April 9th, 2012 · Comments Off on He was No Longer a Professor – “Life and Fate” – Vasily Grossman · Humanism, Immigration, Multi-culturalism, Philosophy

(Kovchenko) looked at Viktor. Viktor felt that at any moment Kovchenko might come out with the words that had been hovering between them all along, brushing against his eyes, hands and brain like an invisible mist. He bowed his head. He was no longer a professor, a doctor of science, a famous scientist who had […]

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For All Of Us – “Recollections of a Bleeding Heart” – Don Watson

March 23rd, 2012 · Comments Off on For All Of Us – “Recollections of a Bleeding Heart” – Don Watson · Campaigning, Democracy, Multi-culturalism, Political Communication, Politics

We spent the campaign circling the issue of race, knowing that our opponents had engaged in a campaign of dog-whistling, although we did not know the term at that stage and without it could not describe with much assurance what was going on. It was the unspoken message which rafts of Australians, many of whom […]

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On other cultures – “Joh Speak” – Alan Price, Elizabeth Hancock and Erik Scholz

February 3rd, 2012 · Comments Off on On other cultures – “Joh Speak” – Alan Price, Elizabeth Hancock and Erik Scholz · Ethnicity, Multi-culturalism, Quotes

“Just because a few migrants want their spicy tucker, I fail to see what the Australian community as a whole should suffer the possibility of foot-and-mouth disease.”

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On Aboriginals – “Joh Speak” – Alan Price, Elizabeth Hancock and Erik Scholz

February 2nd, 2012 · Comments Off on On Aboriginals – “Joh Speak” – Alan Price, Elizabeth Hancock and Erik Scholz · Australian, Australiana, Quotes

“Land rights is a communist plot to set up land bases that could be used for subversive activities by other countries as well as for guerrilla training centres for other countries.” “Aborigines are as wealthy as Arab oil sheiks…. They wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for the United States of America, together with […]

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Nos Noirs – “The Origins of AIDS”  – Jacques Pepin

January 13th, 2012 · Comments Off on Nos Noirs – “The Origins of AIDS”  – Jacques Pepin · Africa, Colonialism, Congo, History

Fifty years later, it is astonishing to read some of the colonial and early post-colonial writings about the Belgian Congo which is described as ‘our Congo’ or its inhabitants as Nos Noirs, our blacks.

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African Paternalism – “Dancing in the Glory of Monsters”, Jason Stearns

August 17th, 2011 · Comments Off on African Paternalism – “Dancing in the Glory of Monsters”, Jason Stearns · Africa, Colonialism, Congo, History, Journalism, Newspapers, The Media

There is a long history of taking pictures and stories from Central Africa out of context. In 1904, an American missionary brought Ota Benga, a pygmy from the central Congo, to the United States. He was placed in the monkey house at the Bronx Zoo in New York City, where his filed teeth, disproportionate limbs […]

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Asian Gamblers – “Casino Royale” – Ian Fleming

August 5th, 2011 · Comments Off on Asian Gamblers – “Casino Royale” – Ian Fleming · Chinese, Culture

Bond’s experience told him that few of the Asiatic races were courageous gamblers, even the much-vaunted Chinese being inclined to lose heart if the going was bad.

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Casual Racism – “Goldfinger” – Ian Fleming

November 14th, 2010 · Comments Off on Casual Racism – “Goldfinger” – Ian Fleming · Multi-culturalism

‘Here’ – Goldfinger took the cat from under his arm and tossed it to the Korean who caught it eagerly-‘I am tired of seeing this animal around. You may have it for dinner.’ The Korean’s eyes gleamed.

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