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Ben Wyatt, Dennis Jensen and Labor's cultural struggle

Posted by Matt Hayden on Monday, April 22, 2013,
Ben Wyatt has weighed in on Dennis Jensen's recent controversial comments on Twitter:

WA opposition spokesman for Aboriginal affairs Ben Wyatt said Mr Jensen had made a stale, facile and low-grade contribution to the debate, which had moved on to how much was being spent on indigenous people in hospitals and prisons.

Native title agreements had for many years focused on economic development and education outcomes, he said.

"He might want to do some research and reading to catch up,'' Mr Wyatt sa...

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UWA Prosh racism row reveals PC double standard

Posted by Matt Hayden on Friday, April 19, 2013,
Still on the subject of racism: The editors of UWA's annual satirical "Prosh" newspaper are in hot water over their use of offensive racial stereotypes in this year's edition.

When I first read this headline I expected that the offending article might have been trying to mock racism itself by representing it somehow and that perpetually outraged types -- oblivious to the tone -- mistakenly believed it was endorsing what it was ridiculing. But if you look at the piece in question you'll see th...
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