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How coronavirus feeds Australian racism

How coronavirus feeds Australian racism

Update: 2020-02-262
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The panic generated by coronavirus has reignited an older, deeper panic about Chinese migrants. Ruby Schwartz on how a medical emergency has unearthed Australia’s fear of the other – and how this fear cycles through different targets.


Guest: 7am producer Ruby Schwartz.


Background reading:
COVID-19: Racism, economics and the aftermath in The Saturday Paper
Christmas Island and the rise of mandatory detention in The Saturday Paper
The Monthly


For more information on today’s episode, visit 7ampodcast.com.au.

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How coronavirus feeds Australian racism

How coronavirus feeds Australian racism

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