When gritty Aussie hip-hop outfit The Herd hit the airways with Scallops back in 2001, the band forged themselves into the Aussie psyche. This was Aussie hip-hop, from a crew composed of Ozi Batla, Urthboy, Berzerkatron (MCs), Unkle Ho (beats), Traksewt... Read More →
Sarah Blogg, Ocean Shores. In response to the letter: 'Is the Echo showing racist tendencies?' How irritating to see how language can trigger people to ridiculous levels of whining and whingeing.
Sharon Gibson, Mullumbimby. I felt sick when I read last week's letters comparing the practice of renting illegal dwellings in the shire to what the writer describes as 'Nigger huts'.
Cat Anders, Lismore. Stan Grant claims that racism is at the heart of the nation. I don't deny this, however, misogyny is at the heart of most cultures and this, as always, is denied aggressively by men and women.
'I am a white middle aged guy, I’m gay and I believe I am racist. I am working with awareness to notice when I have racist thoughts or actions. It’s hard work because it’s so much of who I am,' writes Anand Anderson.
Tony Abbott's leadership was saved in part by a last-minute email campaign by right-wing group the National Civic Council, which denigrated Malcolm Turnbull and Julie Bishop in an email to its supporters.
Dawn Blackwell, Mullumbimby. I am not a religious person – quite frankly I find it baffling – however, never have I met nicer people than Muslims. Their faith, just like any other, has been exploited by extremists to peddle their own agenda
Police have arrested five teenagers in Sydney's eastern suburbs following reports of an anti-Semitic attack on a group of school children on a bus.
Discovering Rolf Harris is a pedophile is a little like finding out Dame Edna is a woman, says Mandy.
The NRL has this morning reaffirmed its stance against racism following a comment that was posted on Brisbane player Ben Barba’s Instagram account by a player in a CRL competition.
He’s a high-profile rugby league player and a proud supporter of the Australian Human Rights Commission’s ‘Racism. It Stops With Me’ campaign. Now, Greg Inglis has become the latest target of cyber-racism. Anonymous cyber-racists this week posted offensive and racists... Read More →