Race Matters: A Digest
June 5th 2020
Eight of the podcast’s best episodes, centring First Nations voices, challenging white supremacy & exploring race locally and abroad.
As the world mourns the murder of George Floyd and countless other Black lives lost to police brutality, and Australia reflects on the ongoing violence inflicted on First Nations people, we must take steps to become actively anti-racist.
Below is a compilation of some of the best Race Matters episodes that centre Black and First Nations voices, challenge the systems of white supremacy and explore race at large.
We encourage our listeners to listen, learn, reflect and most importantly, take action.
Click on the episode titles below to listen via Apple Podcasts. You can also find all Race Matters eps on our website or any major podcast app.
“I can’t breathe” were some of George Floyd’s last words, before his death at the hands of police. This was the same phrase Eric Garner repeated as he was fatally restrained by police in 2014. It’s also the same phrase that Dunghutti man David Dungay repeated in 2015 as he was fatally restrained by prison guards, here in Sydney. As Black Lives Matter protests continue in the States, there are impossible-to-ignore links to the ongoing colonial violence in Australia. We discuss the importance of taking action, paying reparations and constantly challenging white supremacy and anti-Bla(c)kness.
Ahead of Invasion Day 2020, we talked about the ongoing colonisation of this country, what productive, positive allyship can look like, and shifting the focus from simply changing the date to changing the system.
A look into the history and nuance of Reconciliation Week with Sara Khan and Georgia Mokak.
Bestselling author of Friday Black, Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah on home, his experience as a young Black male writer, and his passionate take on the latest season of Game of Thrones.
Have you ever considered who decides what’s put in a museum? Nathan Sentance, First Nations Project Officer at the Australian Museum, joins Darren and Sara to speak about the importance of Indigenous ownership over the histories and stories told by cultural institutions about First Nations peoples.