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Conversations for people trying to understand the value in their racial and cultural identity. Hosted by Sara Khan and Darren Lesaguis.

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Conversations for people trying to understand the value in their racial and cultural identity. Hosted by Sara Khan and Darren Lesaguis.

    Episode 63: Towards Accountability (with Eunice Andrada)

    Episode 63: Towards Accountability (with Eunice Andrada)

    As more people than ever before begin to grapple with systemic racism around the world, we’re seeing organisations, institutions and even entire industries being rightly held accountable for their racist past and present. To mark our first one hour show on FBi Radio, we reflect on the long, painful road to get Race Matters to where it is today. Plus – last week, as part of a collective of Filipinx-Australian writers, poet Eunice Andrada penned an open letter to Australian arts journal Verity La following their publication of a creative non-fiction piece deemed by many (including now, the journal itself) to be racist and misogynistic. We chat to Eunice about institutional critique and accountability in the literary world, as well as her work co-organising online Filipinx literary festival The Digital Sala.

    Content warning: this interview contains mentions of sexual exploitation, sex tourism and abuse.

    • 50 min
    Episode 62: Karen Whomst?

    Episode 62: Karen Whomst?

    We're back together in the studio this week, IRL! What better time to unpack the phenomenon of white women weaponising race (and often, tears) against Black and First Nations people. Why do they do it? And why is it so dangerous to claim victimhood over being called a Karen? Plus, stick around 'til the end of the episode for some exciting news about Race Matters moving forward.

    • 19 min
    Episode 61: Black Thoughts (with Ziggy Ramo)

    Episode 61: Black Thoughts (with Ziggy Ramo)

    As the Black Lives Matter movement draws attention to ongoing systemic racism the world over, rapper Ziggy Ramo has just dropped an album that speaks so directly to this moment – but it was actually written five years ago. He takes us through his thought process around releasing the record now, how he decides when to engage with racist rhetoric, and disrupting Eurocentric standards of beauty. Listen to 'Black Thoughts' by Ziggy Ramo, out now on all streaming services.

    • 25 min
    Episode 60: Next Steps

    Episode 60: Next Steps

    It's been a WEEK. Right now we're seeing growing and unprecedented recognition of racism and police brutality – in the States, globally, and of course, here on our soil. So where to from here? How do we sustain this energy today, tomorrow and forever? This episode we're talking about things you can do to keep up the fight against racism. We’ve made some steps, but we've got a long way to go, and a lot of work to do.

    • 23 min
    Episode 59: I Can't Breathe

    Episode 59: I Can't Breathe

    “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.

    Warning: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander listeners are advised that this episode mentions the name of people who have passed away. This episode also discusses racialised violence and police brutality.

    • 19 min
    Episode 58: Why Don't You Say So? (with Carolina De La Piedra)

    Episode 58: Why Don't You Say So? (with Carolina De La Piedra)

    Between Doja Cat and Lana Del Rey, there is some hectic race-related controversy bouncing around pop music right now. We unpack Lana's dripping-in-white-woman-fragility Instagram rant. Plus, Carolina De La Piedra fills us in on what's going on with Doja, namely her alleged involvement in some incel, white supremacist chat rooms and the resurfacing of an unreleased track of hers based around a racial slur.

    • 23 min

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