What is critical race theory? 🔊

What is critical race theory? 🔊

In the last six months, several U.S. states have barred the teaching of critical race theory in schools. Critics suggest this campaign is to eliminate discussions of race in classrooms, while others suggest that critical race theory is poorly understood. But what is...
What will migration look like after the pandemic?

What will migration look like after the pandemic?

By Antoine Pécoud Increased control of people’s mobility because of COVID-19 might not be so easy to undo. One of the most immediate consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the closure of many international borders. This had a severe impact on migration, and in...
Taking Issue: can gangs ever be good for society?

Taking Issue: can gangs ever be good for society?

We all know the harm that gangs can do but can they ever be good for society? And what constitutes a gang anyway? Three experts from the University discuss the issues in 350 words each. Social inequality is the real crime  By definition, gangs are entities that engage...
Is settler colonialism still a thing?

Is settler colonialism still a thing?

By Avril Bell In an extract from her new book A Land of Milk & Honey: Making Sense of Aotearoa New Zealand, Avril Bell discusses whether settler colonialism is still a thing in the twenty-first century. The movie Avatar tells the story of a corporation from Earth...