The Australian Dream ─ Stan Grant's speech on racism at Ethics Centre IQ2 Debate, 2015

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This episode features award winning Australian journalist Stan Grant's stirring speech in an IQ2 debate at the Ethics Centre on the topic 'That racism is destroying the Australian Dream'. The speech went viral after it was broadcast in early 2016, and sits as one of the most articulate and challenging speeches ever delivered on the subject of racism.

The IQ2 speech is on Speakola, as is Grant's powerful UNSW address in the aftermath of Four Corners revelations of brutality in Northern Territory youth detention centres. The episode opens with a snippet of James Baldwin speaking on a similar topic at the Cambridge Union in 1965.

Stan Grant's books are available through Harper Collins, and his 'Tell it to the World' memoir is on Amazon.

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